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Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park

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Must see · Desert · Nature / 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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  • Nature truly speak. Truly magnificent, the red dunes and the dead trees supper amazing. Everytime I visit I am always in awe  more »
  • Great landscape. The Sossusvlei is a top attraction. There are number of beautiful short hikes to be made, but these can be very hot in summer. The guard at the entrance gate were very friendly to...  more »
  • Amazing and must see in Namibia
  • The red dunes are impressive, a must see.

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