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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  • It was amazing to see the dunes! In my opinion the best and only time you can hike „Big Daddy“ is right before sunrise. We arrived at 10 o‘clock and it was already so hot, there was no chance to make ...  more »
  • I didn't really have much in the way od expectations for Sossuvlei. I was blown away by it though! One of the most interesting, beautiful, unusual landscapes I've ever seen. We camped at Sesriem camps...  more »
  • The Valley of the dead trees is a dream backdrop for photo enthusiasts – here, fantastic color games can be ban with rare harsh contrasts in the picture. Don't forget good sunscreen, hat, water and food – here, up to 50 degrees are possible. There is also no a way to buy something!
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • maybe too crowded sometimes but really unique
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  • 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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