Deadvlei, Sossusvlei

4.9
#1 of 75 in Wildlife in Namibia
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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  • Deadvlei speaks for itself. I would definitely try to get there around sunrise or sunset. This is when the dunes around the fossilized trees glow like lava. It is about a 1km hike from the parking...  more »
  • Deadvlei (dead stream) is where you can see both the Big Mama and Big Daddy dunes. Make sure you have the correct footwear and plenty of water. The white 'pan' that you can see there is where the...  more »
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  • It’s interesting that the clay ground looks milky smooth from above. Beautiful beautiful !
  • A stunning place to visit. It will take your breath away. One of the most beautiful desert places on the planet.
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