Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park

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Sossusvlei represents a "pan" or lake bed, dry except for an occasional flood, surrounded by towering reddish sand dunes. Nestled in the Namib desert within Namib-Naukluft National Park, the area appears as a surreal landscape, where you can climb on the dunes and take photos of the desert scenery. Take your own four-wheel drive vehicle to the pan area, or book a tour through a local operator. As you explore the area, watch for ostriches, antelopes, and small desert rodents, especially if you visit during a rare flood occurence. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Sossusvlei by using our Namib-Naukluft Park online vacation planner .
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  • The Park is magnificent - orange sand dunes against a blue sky. Not a cloud in the sky! We climbed Dune 45 - takes a good 45 minutes to an hour in the hot sun. It was exhausting but fully worth the ef...  more »
  • The scenery is just gorgeous. Here, nature itself has surpassed themselves. You can turn his gaze from the ever-changing sand formations. We have made then still a flight over the area. There one can perceive even better the dimensions of this magnificent landscape.
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  • At sunrise, the Sun at noon or at sunset, it is a landscape which gets not only that of the dunes.
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  • Like the whole Namibia, the beauty of this unique red desert is no exception and it definitely falls into the category of the "out of this world" places to visit. We did the 4x4 tour and it was woth every single penny.
  • What a different experience. Just sand. Beautiful. I loved taking photos of all the dunes. If you visit Namibia - do not miss this. Just very hot in summer - 50C.
  • God's work of art at its best. This is pure nature and a must see. The sand dunes are picturesque. As you drive through Namibia, what is amazing is the sand dunes on one side and the ocean on the other. Take lots of water and sunblock as it gets very hot. (Remember to deflate your vehicle's tyres when driving through the dessert).
  • Very cool and photogenic place! Was a little bit disappointed from the old forest to be honest but all the things around are just awesome!
  • Magic nature. Dranatic nature. Dry nature. Beautiful nature. Vast open desert spaces filled with surprises. Impressive dunes. Starfilled skies. Awesome night sounds.
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