Sossusvlei Namibia is one of Namibia’s Biggest attraction, set within the Namib-Naukluft National Park , and is situated in the Southern region of the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world. Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan that is fed by the Tsauchab river that flows through the valley every 5 to 10 years. An ancient land of mystery and intrigue, a calm stillness envelops the landscape, with rolling red dunes as far as the eye can see. The eerie Dead Vlei in the surrounding region is so called due to the ancient remains of perfectly preserved trees dotting the peculiar landscape. With an intense lack of moisture, it has not been possible for normal decomposition to occur, and the long dead trees have remained unchanged for centuries. With surrounds like these it is easy to see why the terrain has attracted such significant attention, it is a favourite desert retreat for romantics and explorers alike.
Situated in one of the biggest National Park’s in Africa, the Namib-Naukluft, Sossusvlei is characterised by the huge red dunes that surround it, some reaching up to 400 meters high. A gateway to this picturesque desert, Sossusvlei is a top choice for photographic enthusiasts, providing spectacular photo opportunities. Sossusvlei itself is a dry salt pan, filling once every decade or so and offering the most spectacular reflection of the panoramic surrounds. Despite the harsh terrain and dry desert conditions, Sossusvlei is home to a variety of specially adapted desert plants and animals. There are endless attractions to delight the senses at Sossusvlei, with Sersrien Canyon providing magnificent views of the landscape. One of the top attractions in Africa and also one of the most photographed locations in the world, Sossusvlei is a spiritual place and a must experience for any curious explorers. Southern Africa travel specialists, Greatest Africa are on the ground experts, based in the greater Cape Town area. Knowledgeable and experienced, our friendly team will guide you in planning the perfect journey through this spectacular region. Guests may also enjoy a Namibia Safari, through some of the country’s top wildlife regions.