Sossusvlei is located in the Namib Naukluft National
park. Known for its red dunes, visitors flock from around the world to
experience the natural beauty With many of the dunes reaching 400
meters in size, they are among some of the most fascinating in the world. Literally known as, “Dead End Marash” Sossusvlei, the dunes
prevent the Tsauchach River from entering into the area. The result is
the outskirts of the Namib Desert. However, being a desert climate
doesn’t mean there isn’t any wildlife. Here, you will find plenty of
exotic animals like the leopard and the zebra. During the rainy season, the area experiences a buildup of water and creates a glassy reflection in the dunes. When water levels hit their
peak, photographers will swarm and capture pictures that are truly one
of a kind. Of course, there are other things to do in this area beyond
photography. For example, there are also a number of attractions in
This is one of the few places that offers water in the area. Formed by the Tsauchab River, this is the perfect place for visitors to catch sight of local wildlife. It is also home to some fascinating local plants.
If you’ve seen pictures of the dunes in Sossusvlei,there is a good chance you’ve seen Dune 45. This is arguably the most photographed dune in the entire world. That is due to its unique shape and how easy it can be accessed by photographers.
Since it isn’t easy to access, the Hiddenvlei is one of the least frequented vlei’s in the area. But for those who want more solitude in the desert, it is the perfect destination.
Big Daddy Dune
If you want to visit the tallest dune in Sossusvlei ,your destination will be the Big Daddy. At an impressive 325 meters, it towers overhead. Located in the Deadvlei area, this rusty red dune is a stark contrast to the surrounding area. Here you will find black trees and white pans that have been bleached by the sun.
This cottage in the middle of nowhere has been around since 1948. Built by Christoffel van Coller, he spent his days with wife Elise in the desert. This location offered solitude and protection from the harsh elements. It has become a popular tourist destination in recent years. Sossusvlei Namibia is one of the most fascinating places in Africa. Full of natural beauty and wonder, it is the perfect spot for your next holiday.
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