Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park

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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  • I can only agree with the others here. Very worth seeing, although the road is exciting the last few kilometers (deep sand). But you can also use a paid shuttle.
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  • Landscape that can be seen on travel brochures certainly but the fact of being there is not like: it was a time when I thought time was suspended!! We were lucky thanks to our fabulous guide Ivan to be almost alone on the site It's a must
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  • This is a once in a lifetime trip, to follow the Tsauchab river past the dunes up to the vlei. You can take your car up to the parking, but you really do need a 4x4 continueing from there. Even if you rented one, poeple with little knowledge of offroading should take rather take the shuttle, as you will get stuck if you're unlucky. Walk the dunes and enjoy the lovely air. Best enjoyed by avoiding the midday sun and bring sun protection!!! #namibia #dunes #nature #amazing #bucketlist
  • Amazing place to visit.
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