Deadvlei, Sossusvlei

4.8
#1 of 100 in Outdoors in Namibia
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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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  • Dead tree are normal ,we can see every dessert but Deadvlei a bit different as you should come to see .  more »
  • Nothing deserves more pictures than the deadvlei. There’s really nothing else like it. There will always be sand dunes, wild animals, museums, etc. but you won’t find another deadvlei! I practically r...  more »
  • Deadvlei is worth the trip in itself. Although always crowded with tourists is so wide that you can manage to carve out a space for enjoying and photographing the dark skeletal trees that stand out among the white Pan, the Red dunes and the blue of the sky. Hot and the Sun is blazing down, are water and sunscreen!
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  • Small but astounding. Trees are 900 years old. Signs are posted everywhere not to trust these millenial trees, but people climb them nonetheless. See this piece of natural history while you can!
  • Somber and eerie, yet strangely peaceful. Massive red sand dunes surround ancient dried husks of acacias, contrasting beautifully with the white clay landscape. Just... get ready for lots of people, and if you are not used to walking in deep sand, you may want to do a few mild hikes before trekking the path. A 'must visit' while in Namibia!
  • Absolute must-visit. It looks as stunning as the online pictures and the sheer scale of the entire area is very awe-inspiring. Would recommend going in the morning before the heat gets too much - the trail there from the parking site (we did it via an excursion arranged by our lodge, but there are also shuttles once you enter the park) is not strenuous but can nonetheless become tiring in the heat. At any one stage there are never too many visitors either so you can get some great snaps.
  • An extremely beautiful place despite the glare of the sun. The central attraction of creamy sand surrounded by deep red sand made many a beautiful photo. The sign asking visitors not the sit on the dead trees need to be replicated so that if could be noticeable
  • Unique place in Namibia. A place that only has water in extremely wet season. Yet in the dryer/winter season there is green trees and bushes all around.
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