Because of how old it is the Namib is home to numerous species that don’t occur elsewhere and although no humans live in the desert an amazing array of flora and fauna manages to survive here. Famous species include the Welwitschia – a living fossil plant, endemic chameleons, fur seals along the coast, brown hyenas, jackals and remarkably one of Africa’s largest antelope the Gemsbok. The name Namib is of Nama origin and means “vast place” and vast it certainly is.
Sossusvlei is a dusty clay pan overlooked by hundreds of towering sand dunes up to 300 metres high. The dunes vary from pale apricot to vivid reds and bright orange. The most famous one is undoubtedly Dune 45, it is best to climb it in the early hours and watch the sunrise from the top.
The best time to visit Namib Naukluft National Park is between May and September. However, for camping it might be chilly at night. July and August are very crowded. October till January are very hot.
More than 50 species of mammals have been recorded in the areas adjacent to Naukluft such as kudus, oryx, giraffes, springboks, Klipspringer antelopes, duikers, steenboks, leopards, baboons or, black-backed jackals, bat-eared foxes, African wild cats, genets, caracals, aardwolves and aardvarks and the few black rhinos reintroduced in 2007 to commemorate the centenary of the park. There are more than 340 different species of birds as well.
Namibia has many highlights, ranging from wildlife in Etosha National Park, the third largest canyon in the world and the highest sand dunes!
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