Elim Dunes, Namib-Naukluft Park

#6 of 6 in Nature in Khomas Region
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  • Great when you arrive as it is closed to the Park entrance, ideal for sunset, bring a drink and enjoy.  more »
  • We moved from Sossusvlei Lodge to the Sesriem campsite in the national park in the morning, so we could drive to Sossusvlei the next day before sunrise. Since I wanted to do a dune-test ascent before, I climbed the Elim dune at 1:30 in the midday heat. Not a good idea: It was hot, water consumption was high and the dune did not stop. My wife is a meaningful way after 200 m reversed again. Whenever I thought, now you're up, it went on-not foreseeable before. The views were great though. Better but, as recommended in guidebooks: Tackling the ascent in the morning or in the evening-not just because of perhaps more spectacular photos!
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  • Beautiful sunset views. Make sure you have time enough to go to the top, at least 20min in order not to rush too much. Bringing a drink up the dune is a good idea to complete the views! It can be really windy!
  • Not as beautiful as the dunes in deadvlei but very nice to go there for the sunset. The colours are fantastic. The walk is a bit hard but with good shoes you can make it. The dunes are covered with some yellowish grass and there is plenty of wind so you don't get too hot cloning the dunes.
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