Sossusvlei - A Sea of Dunes
No Namibian safari is complete without a visit to world renowned Sossusvlei, in the heart of the enormous, almost 50 000 km² (19 305 square mile) Namib-Naukluft Park. Surrounded by a sea of ever-changing sand dunes, Sossusvlei is a clay pan that only rarely fills with water. It is a place of awe-inspiring beauty - magnificent terracotta sand dunes that rise over 300 m (980 feet) into the vast, blue sky. Said to be among the highest dunes in the world, climbing to the top of one of these dunes is an unforgettable experience.
- Rare and strange desert-adapted plants, such as the welwitschia mirabilis
- Dead Vlei Pan, where ancient camel thorn trees provide striking visuals
- Black and white oryx, springbok and ostriches
- Striking sunsets or sunrises over the vase sea of dunes
- Great hiking trails
From N$ 4,950 per person sharing
Cradled against ancient mountains, the ten stone and glass desert villas of Sossusvlei Desert Lodge blend the grandeur and solitude of the Namib with sophisticated elegance and comfort. Massive windows open up onto the endless plains, framed in the background by the ever-changing colours of the...
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- The mystique of Sossusvlei
Hop aboard this scenic flight, which will take you along the Kuiseb River, which acts as an impressive borderline between the dunes on its seaward side and the flat Namib Naukluft stone desert to the east. The dunes offer a spectacular array of colours (yellow, ochre, mustard and magenta), which change according to the time of day.
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