Deadvlei, Sossusvlei

4.8
#1 of 89 in Outdoors in Namibia
#Outdoor Activity, #Must See
See some of the highest sand dunes in the world at Deadvlei, one of the most arid yet remarkably picturesque landscapes on the continent. As you reach the barren clay pan, notice that only a few skeletons of trees stand above the dry earth, while only a few species of plants survive off the dawn mist and extremely rare rainfalls. During your visit, wear a hat or sunscreen and always carry extra water. Add Deadvlei and other attractions to your Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary using our Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • The Deadvlei is very to the recommend and aufjedenfall worth seeing. But you should go with his rental car not in the sand dunes, there are many stuck, because many overestimated themselves have to drive on the sand. There is a shuttle you can use, where the riders know exactly how you should drive and not stuck so.
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  • Take pictures like a picture of a moment. I think you'd better arrive ago sunrise. In the morning in the desert cold cold is required.
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  • After a turbulent ride in the jeep which brought us to the end of the path we had to walk to the site. The vieuw was really unreal and a memorable experience which we will remember the rest of our lif...  more »
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  • Challenging to get to, but definitely worth it. Scenery is unreal. We visited in the morning for sunrise and in the evening. Sunrise was great, but it didn't beat being the only ones there in the evening.
  • Absolutely beautiful and stunning place! If ever possible, stay a night at Sossus Dune Lodge. You will be the first on the Dune ( 0430 leaving ) and the the first in the Vlei. Absolutely worth it. Never had such a quiet place.
  • Absolutely amazing. Barely anyone there at about 6:30 am. The place is magic. Just as stunning as I expected it to be.
  • What a place! It feels like you're not even on Earth anymore. If you're going to Namibia and only visit Deadvlei it would be worth it! Best to go early morning for good photos and less people. It's quite a hike from the car park to the Salt Pan, about 30mins so in the afternoon it will be quite hot. Try to time your day if planning to visit Big Daddy Dune and Dune 45. Drink a lot of water!
  • This is the most magical place on earth and the place where many dream could see in this world

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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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