Dune 45 Sossusvlei, Sossusvlei

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#3 of 23 in Outdoors in Khomas Region
One of the most photographed sand formations on the planet, Dune 45 Sossusvlei casts a dramatic silhouette across the Namib Desert. The easiest of the Sossusvlei dunes to reach, the sand mound is 85 m (278.9 ft) tall and possibly up to 5 million years old. The panoramic views that greet you at the top of are well worth the effort of climbing. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Namib-Naukluft Park trip simple and quick.
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  • This was a highlight of the whole trip. Aufjedenfall, you should climb a dune in Namibia. You are there in the distance and the whole other sand dunes. You should come early in the morning but at the dune otherwise it's too hot to climb them.
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  • Not much, about 1 hour then it is class look back down,. Parking directly at the dune, is also the amount of people there are manageable
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  • Last month was forming part of the KANAMGA group in this area of desert Nabib views the dunes from a plane making a flight for an extensive view already seem impressive but do the escension to dune 45 is not only exciting but certainly any ascent that one may not do. At the beginning the ascent is promeros meters something difficult to do but as moves in the ascensio by a narrow path on the crest of the dune and you're seeing vehicles and the people who are at the foot of the dune increasingly more small size vas crecien dowry and go with more encouragement. From the top the view is extraordinary beautiful to remember for lifetime. If you are capable and the forces and the encouragement allow you it tomato time that is necessary but ascends to the top not you regret never. Mood.
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  • Worth the trek up to the top but don't do it at midday (I did and dehydrated along with sunstroke!). Take a hat with straps and closed shoes. Enjoy the tough walk up then run down. The views and experience are once in a life time.
  • Must go in Namibia. Be there for sunrise
  • There is a beautiful view here. Only the rise should not be underestimated, but it is very quickly back down. ;-)
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  • The ascent is rewarded by a fabulous landscape.
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  • Beautiful views on the dunes of Sossuvlei. To do in the morning, it's much too hot from 11: 00.
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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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