The Namib-Naukluft Park is one of the largest protected areas in Africa and the largest in Namibia.
This is home to some of the most varied and extraordinary ecosystems in the country, it is home to fauna and flora that have adapted to extremes in a fascinating way. Animals bury themselves in the sand and, when having eyes is unnecessary, they thrive without them; and their baboons go months without drinking water.
It is a land of contrasts and extremes, with hard rocks and soft, soft sands, with rugged mountains, wet fogs and dry winds. Without a doubt, these characteristics offer a great option of different experiences in fascinating adventure routes such as:
This is the most photogenic dune in the park due to its position, its shape, its distance from the road and the trees that surround it. It is approximately 80 meters tall and can be climbed relatively easily if you are in decent physical shape.
The sand dunes of Sossusvlei
These are mostly referred to as the highest dunes in the world. They are composed of quartz sand of intense colors with various shades.
They are dynamic dunes since they change depending on how the wind blows, conditioning their shape.
Without a doubt, the most famous area are the dunes that surround the «Sossusvlei» or «Dead End Lagoon», very close to which is the «Dead Vlei» or «Dead Lagoon».
This is a terrace of dry land between the highest dunes in Sossusvlei with trees that have been dead for more than 550 years. The skeletons of these trees are black from the intense desert sun but are not petrified because the wood is too dry. Some of the trees are estimated to be nearly 1,000 years old.
What is incredible is how the sand in the dunes does not bury the DeadVlei.
So, with all this information in hand, why not take a tour of them 9-Day Journey to Namibia from Only One.