NAMIB-NAUKLUFT NATIONAL PARK

Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon

Namib-Naukluft Park

The Namib is the world’s oldest desert, and although it stretches along the entire length of Namibia’s coastline, the Namib commonly refers to the vast sea of sand from Luderitz to Swakopmund. For a big sandy desert the scenery is remarkably varied, with the giant red dunes of Sossusvlei being the most famous part.

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 and Sesriem Canyon

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. 

Best time to visit the Sossusvlei

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.

Special interests? Talk to us and we can include these in your itinerary.

WHAT TO EXPERIENCE IN NAMIBIA

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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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African Travels will send you to the most beautiful and unique accommodations in Africa. They are not only runned by excellent staff, they also give back to the local community and operate as eco friendly as possible. Located in the most beautiful locations, they will contribute to the your ultimate safari experience. From tented safari camps to luxury boutique hotels. We will make sure they tick all the boxes!

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Namib Desert Camping2Go – Namibia

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A total of eight permanent tents, only a stone’s throw away from the Namib Desert Lodge, have been set up for travellers’ convenience.

Naankuse Lodge – Namibia

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Naankuse Lodge offers stunning accommodation and various animal activities. You are sure to enjoy an unforgettable African experience!

Namushasha River Lodge – Namibia

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Namushasha River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Kwando River, opposite the West Caprivi Game Park, in Namibia's Caprivi region.

Onguma The Fort- Namibia

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Onguma The Fort is built in exactly the right spot offering visitors one of the best sunset views in the country!

Onguma Tented Camp – Namibia

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Onguma Tented Camp is a mixture of sophistication and relaxation, of elegance and the earth. Each tent has a view over the waterhole.

Klein Aus Vista Desert Horse Camp Site – Namibia

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Desert Horse Campsite at Klein-Aus Vista is a absolutely magical campsite. It will call you back again like an echo!

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