What to do and see in Sossusvlei, Khomas Region: The Best Places and Tips

Discover the best top things to do in Sossusvlei, Namibia including Deadvlei, Namib Desert, Big Daddy Dune, Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon, Hidden Vlei.

1. Deadvlei

Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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5 based on 820 reviews

Deadvlei

Reviewed By ilovecorndogs - Lausanne, SwitzerlandLausanne, Switzerland

Just as amazing a pictures - top 5 world destination for me

No filters needed - this place really looks like all the pics you see online. Incredible dead black trees, on near perfect white cracked earth, with burning red dunes, and perfect blue sky - remarkable.Hike up Big daddy, but start as early as possible - t

2. Namib Desert

Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia Nature & Parks, Deserts
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5 based on 274 reviews

Namib Desert

This barren red-sand desert lies along the coast.

Reviewed By CarmelaLattanzi - Springs, South AfricaSprings, South Africa

Breathtaking !

We visited the Deadvlei in Sossuvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park In Nambia early December 2018, the weather was mild and the walk to the Deadvlei was easy. The guides were not overly willing to assist with information about Sossusvlei and the NWR guide was downr

3. Big Daddy Dune

Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia Nature & Parks, Deserts
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5 based on 436 reviews

Big Daddy Dune

Reviewed By SJW1997 - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

It really is THAT photogenic!

We arrived as early as we could, though we were not the first, and did part of the climb. It's tiring stuff! We did not try to get to the top but had a blast anyway. "Walking"/sliding down the slope towards Dead Vlei was just as fun. Dead Vlei and Big Dad

4. Dune 45

45 kilometers From the Park Entrance Gate, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia Nature & Parks, Deserts
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4.5 based on 475 reviews

Dune 45

Reviewed By DaveA1966 - Plymouth, United KingdomPlymouth, United Kingdom

Glad we came here

We attempted to climb up this dune. I gave up half way just to sit and take in the atmosphere. Yes it is popular, but when you visit it, you'll understand why. Block out the visitors and enjoy. Sunrise was amazing and we were the only ones there.

5. Sesriem Canyon

4.5km from the entrance gate of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia Nature & Parks, Canyons
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4 based on 809 reviews

Sesriem Canyon

Reviewed By adipadi25 - Birmingham, United KingdomBirmingham, United Kingdom

Oversold by the lovals

A short drive from sossussvlei and so local guides recommend visiting the canyon. It’s scenic and interesting initially but the walk into the canyon is like walking through any African valley. You will see the occasional bird hidden in their nest amongst

6. Hidden Vlei

Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, National Parks, Points of Interest & Landmarks More
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5 based on 71 reviews

Hidden Vlei

Sahara Desert is near the Algerian border. It’s known as a gateway to Erg Chebbi, a huge expanse of sand dunes north of town. West of Merzouga, Dayet Srji is a seasonal salt lake that’s often dry in summer. When full, it attracts a wide range of migratory and desert birds, including desert warblers, Egyptian nightjars and, occasionally, flamingos.

Reviewed By CharlieBru - Leuven, BelgiumLeuven, Belgium

weird but unforgettable

amazing to be surrounded by these magnificent dunes while standing on cracked arid soil.We would recommend taking the shuttle rather than risk your own car.

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