Deadvlei, Sossusvlei

4.8
#1 of 88 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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • This is a must. We did it with a guided tour and that is recommendable. Not cheap but it is a half day trip with a breakfast. Do not miss the dune climb. Although tough a must do. Scenic of note and a photographer paradise.
  • A truly remarkable spot. Not to be missed. Best visited in the mornings because it gets rather hot in the afternoon.
  • The one place in Namibia that every photographer should visit. Prepare well and take enough water with you. A hat and sunscreen is a must. Good hiking boots will help with the hike over tbe dunes. Be there as early as you can. #LetsGuide
  • Totally worth the visit. Very recommended to go early in the morning before sunrise (this is only possible if you stay in the campground that is in the park. They say they let you in 1 hour before other guests, but no one was Manning the entrance so you could pretty much do as you pleased) and watch sunrise from the dune beside it and get some pictues with fewer tourists around. Then have breakfast or lunch at sossusvlei.
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