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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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  • This is a magical spot in the Namib desert! Walk up the big Daddy dune and the rune down to Sossusvlei and walk pass by these old trees. A unique experience and a must do when viisting the Namib...  more »
  • Sossusvlei is such a wonderful site to visit, but so is the entire Namib-Naukluft Park. We entered early and took some wonderful dune/sunrise shots along the way. With our 4x4 vehicle, we were able....  more »
  • Amazing and must see in Namibia
  • The red dunes are impressive, a must see.

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