Namib-Naukluft National Park

Namib-Naukluft National Park

The fourth largest national park in the world, the Namib-Naukluft National Park is a 50 000 square kilometre wilderness in the Namib Desert: a place of shifting terracotta dunes, vast plains and shimmering savanna fringed in the east by the dramatic Naukluft Mountains. This is Africa’s largest conservation area and one of the best places on the planet for truly mind-blowing desert landscapes.

Far from barren, the Namib Desert is home to a stunning array of plant and animal life, all of which have adapted to life under a harsh sun with very little water, from oryx, kudu, giraffe, springbok, black-backed jackals, African wild cats, aardvarks and leopards to more than 340 species of birds, many reptiles and some weird and wonderful plants, such as the strange-looking welwitschia, which can live for up to 2000 years.

The Namib Desert in Namibia is the world’s most ancient desert. The Namib Naukluft National Park with the world’s highest sand dunes in Sossusvlei is the right holiday destination in Namibia for those who want to combine awesome scenery with seclusion, solitude and exploration. Whatever way you spend your time in the Namib-Naukluft, the beauty, space and serenity of the desert will stay with you long afterwards.

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The Unique Experience

There are many ways to experience the Namib-Naukluft, whether you’re on a short trip and just have time to visit Sossusvlei, where you can climb the highest dunes in the world or want a more adventurous take on the desert on a multi-day 4×4 trail or hiking route that takes you deep into isolated wilderness.

Accommodation

Although located remotely, the lodges near to Sossusvlei still maintain a fantastic level of class and luxury wih the most luxurious being Sossusvlei Desert Lodge which takes accommodation to another level and is certainly worth visiting. Below are our recommended lodges.

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Cradled against ancient mountains, the ten stone and glass desert villas of andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge blend the grandeur and solitude of the Namib with sophisticated elegance and comfort.

From $645.00 /per person
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Namib Desert Lodge

Set below striking fossilised dunes, the comfortable lodge provides a spectacular experience of ancient desert. 65 rooms, two swimming pools and a waterhole are surrounded by sandy splendour. Breathe in the grandeur on a sunset drive and feel the earth underfoot. Relax in the arms of the Namib.

From $120.00 /per person
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Namib Dune Star Camp

Escape from the world. A transfer leads you into a vast desert wilderness to 9 wooden cabins. After checking in an optional guided hike is offered to explore the area. As soon as the dunes have transformed to gold and the distant mountains glow purple, it’s time to wheel beds onto balconies. Enjoy a night under the glittering sky of the Namib. (Only kids as of 12 years allowed)

From $150.00 /per person
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