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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  • October 11, 2017
    Sadly the wind was blowing all night at our Taleni campsite (slept very little with the flapping on my tent) BUT going to Sossus was definitely worth the time and effort. A lifetime objective came ali...  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    Manifique, dessert, dunes, beautiful a sight for the eyes is the nature lovers unforgettable, A photos do family, alone or in a group... You'll be dazzled, a wonder of the world
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  • October 9, 2017
    We made early in the morning a guided tour of the Desserthomestead lodge Sossusvlei, which was a great experience. Here one finds the highest dunes in the world that you can climb in part. A hike to the Deadvlei is also a must, and the dead trees in a salt crust are a little creepy. Here you can feel the water up close. A ride in the Namib Naukluft National Park, a trip to the Sossusvlei is an absolute must.
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  • May 11, 2017
    It is a must see if you are in Namibia. It is a beautiful desert, orange dunes, white dry lagoons and a blue sky give you a great combinations of colours. Recommended to go in sunset or sunrise.
  • April 26, 2017
    Sossusvlei is the best thing to see in Namibia, in my opinion. It's a desert with such beautiful colors. It does get quite hot so best to go early morning.
  • April 25, 2017
    maybe too crowded sometimes but really unique
  • September 7, 2017
    Nieprawdopodobne miejsce
  • November 15, 2016
    Excelent view, great dunes!

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Where to stay in Namib-Naukluft Park

Accommodation options in Namib-Naukluft Park mostly concentrate in and around the small settlement of Sesriem, known for its proximity to the picturesque scenery of the Sossusvlei salt marsh. Numerous campsites, rental chalets, as well as some upscale lodges and resorts dot the landscape, providing all the modern facilities you'll need to explore the vast national park from a comfortable base.
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