Sossusvlei

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Sossusvlei is an area of classic desert scenery offering one of the iconic images of Namibia – huge red dunes with sharp curving ridges dropping down onto flat gravel pans.

The Namib-Naukluft Park and its corridor of dunes is a photographer’s paradise with Dune 45 having particularly visual impact. It is also possible to climb to the top of some of them including “Big Daddy” which is the biggest and looks down over the fascinating Dead Vlei.

Dead Vlei and Hidden Vlei are lesser known highlights within the park – old pans which are barren except for just the skeletons of old Acacia trees standing upright from the ground.

A very exhilarating option is to take an early morning ballooning flight over the desert and view the sunrise over the dunes. Other activities such as quad biking and horse riding are available.

There are a number of excellent lodges spread throughout this desert area close to the Namib-Naukluft National Park gate:

Exclusive and luxurious boutique lodge – Little Kulala Lodge.

Cool, comfortable and well located mid range lodge – Kulala Wilderness Camp.

Lower cost and very agreeable lodge – Desert Homestead.

Away from it all in Naukluft Mountains – Zebra River Lodge.

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Desert Homestead

Desert Homestead is found in a wide grassy valley sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains with a view reaching the distan...

S&B Rating:
$115 Per person, per night  
Desert Homestead

Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge is situated within the arid Namib Desert on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve, and is the closest lodge to the ...

S&B Rating:
$210 Per person, per night  
Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Wilderness Camp

Kulala Wilderness Camp is situated in the heart of the Namib Desert on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. A wonderful location with...

S&B Rating:
$265 Per person, per night  
Kulala Wilderness Camp

Little Kulala Lodge

Little Kulala, a luxurious desert retreat, is situated in the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve - the gateway to Sossusvlei with its to...

S&B Rating:
$735 Per person, per night  
Little Kulala Lodge

Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp

Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp is situated on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve just outside the Namib Naukluft Park. The camp is built...

S&B Rating:
$435 Per person, per night  
Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp

Zebra River Lodge

Zebra River is a very comfortable and friendly lodge about an hour due east of Sesriem, south-east of the Naukluft mountains, in the ca...

S&B Rating:
$790 Per person, per night  
Zebra River Lodge

Zebra River Lodge

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Desert Homestead

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Kulala Desert Lodge

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Kulala Wilderness Camp

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Little Kulala Lodge

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp

Sossusvlei, Namibia

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