The perfect safari holiday in Soussusvlei
This region is easily explored on a self drive holiday, climb enormous dunes, explore Dead Vlei and do a spot of star gazing
Whilst the name Sossusvlei has long been used to describe the general area that is now number one on most visitor’s must-do lists when coming to Namibia, the actual Sossusvlei is a small clay and salt pan surrounded by a sea of towering red sand dunes. The sands of the Namib Desert are amongst some of the oldest in the world, stretching back over 70 million years. On a tailor made Sossusvlei holiday you’ll learn from your guides that this constantly shifting sea of sand is perpetually sculpted and altered by the winds which sweep in from the Atlantic.
This really is an incredible part of the country and no visit is complete without a trip through the park gates as the sun rises, to see the contrast between the black dark sides and orange light sides of the dunes. Truly a sight to behold. Visitors have the opportunity to climb one of three dunes: Dune 45, Big Daddy or Big Momma. Anyone looking for bragging rights on their luxury Sossusvlei safari should head straight for Big Daddy, which rises 325 metres from the desert floor presenting a challenging but rewarding climb to the top. Descending to ground level you will be able to visit the eerie calm of Dead Vlei, an ancient salt pan which supports no life, but has a number of ancient, blackened acacia trees contrasting against the white of the pan and the blue of the sky.
En-route back out of the park the Sesriem Canyon is often skipped by visitors keen to head back to base for some rest after a pre-dawn wake up call, however they are definitely missing out. Shaped over millions of years by the Tsauchab River, the canyon is easily accessible on foot and has some stunning rock formations to marvel at as you stroll through. There can be little doubt as to why Sossusvlei is such a popular destination to visit. Amazing landscapes, beautiful night skies and some of the country’s leading lodges, this truly is a gem of an area and easy to work into any Namibia itinerary.
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