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The classic dune landscape

Richard McManus
Visited: Sep 2010 Reviewed: Sep 14, 2013

Most of the tourist brochures for Namibia feature the dunes at Sossusvlei and the nearby site of Dead Vlei. The barren landscapes have a haunting view beloved by amateur and professional photographers alike: see http://www.flickr.com/photos/22918294@N04/sets/72157625374479829/. It might be thought that the popularity of these attractions would diminish their appeal but in fact it is possible to see them without other tourists appearing in all the shots. For a photographer they are therefore an attraction not to be missed.

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Namibian Sands

Visited: Apr 2015 Reviewed: Apr 28, 2015

Anybody in love with desert landscapes should visit the park, best hours, of course, early morning and at dawn. Sandy stretch arriving to Sossusvlei can be tricky, be careful with your driving! Read more

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Dunes to the eyeballs!

Visited: Mar 2015 Reviewed: Apr 07, 2015

Namib National Park is an adventure of a lifetime. After spending a days photographing the beautiful red dunes, you'll agree too.

The Namib-Naukluft National Park is located in SW Namibia ending at the Atlantic Ocean. I recommend a plane or helicopter ride while you're there to really see the vastness of the Dunes.

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No words to adequately describe it!

Visited: Jul 2014 Reviewed: Jul 15, 2014

The Namib Desert with its massive dune fields was recently inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage site as the 'Sea of Sand'. Stunning beauty of this desert region of Namibia is overwhelming! At Sossusvlei: huge sandy dunes stand tall over clay floor of Dead Vlei and hidden valleys. Blue, white and orange colors blend creating tri-color desert scenery unequal to any... read more

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Thoughts on the dune top: an afternoon in the desert

Visited: Dec 2009 Reviewed: Mar 18, 2014

"The Earth is not ours, it is a treasure we hold in trust for future generations". This was one of the first pieces of wisdom given to me by my Ju'Hoansi guide during my visit to Namib-Naukluft National Park. And as we both stood there, I looked peered around at the towering dunes, I knew exactly what he meant.

Namibia is a country of extremes, and nowhere is it... read more

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Funny noises

Visited: Dec 2011 Reviewed: Jan 23, 2014

I'd always wanted to see Sossusvlei, ever since I'd seen some of the lunar-like photos my friend took on her trip a few years ago. I finally got my chance two Christmases ago. I went with a few photographer friends. We hired a car in Cape Town and drove up in the scorching heat. In retrospect, December may not be the most ideal time to visit Namib-Naukluft. It was ... read more

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A Sea of Dunes

Sense Africa
Visited: Jan 2009 Reviewed: Nov 25, 2013

Sossusvlei is a sea of dunes, there is no other more descriptive word for the area. The first time I visited Sossusvlei I was on a self drive by myself and I had to keep stopping so that my brain could assimilate what I was seeing. The red red dunes of Sossusvlei seemed to stretch for eternity.

The best time to see the dunes is in the very early morning as the s... read more

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A surreal experience - something completely different

Porcupine
Visited: Mar 2010 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2013

I had the pleasure of visiting Namibia in 2010, and I'm still enchanted by this park.

Let me start by saying that I saw very little wildlife in this park, but that didn't matter in the slightest.

The landscape is just amazing. The red dunes and blue, blue sky look almost unreal.

Most people try to get to the park when the gates open at 5am and then head f... read more

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Photographic Safari Destination Sossusvlei, Namibia

Visited: Jul 2012 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2013

A great photographic safari destination is Sossusvlei with its amazing sand dunes in the Namib Desert in Namibia. It offers:

Mind blowing landscapes,
Great aerial photography with hot air ballooning
Great colours
Not so much wildlife, yet great opportunities to photograph desert adapted animals
Great opportunities for team building activities
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Breathtakingly simple and astonishingly beautiful

Stephen Bailey
Visited: Jan 2013 Reviewed: Sep 09, 2013

Once inside there is nothing. From every angle the desert is the same, indiscriminate piles of sand connected by sweeping curves and steep unclimbable walls. With each step nothing is achieved. The foot sinks in, the leg pulls it out, and the body moves onward to another indistinguishable angle. A drifting eagle contemplates its chances, concisely breaking the homo... read more

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home of the dunes

Visited: Apr 2013 Reviewed: May 24, 2013

Driving through the Namib-Nakfult National Park is simply awesome. The enormous and eerily enticing large sand dunes are spectacular. Parts of the park resemble a lunar landscape while other places rise with massive purple-hued rocky mountains of the Naukluft Mountain. Just as tall and certainly as impressive are the stunning orange sand dunes of Sossusvlei, blown ... read more

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As Big as You Need It to Be

Churchmanb
Visited: Feb 2009 Reviewed: May 22, 2013

This park is scale-able.
If you only have time for Sossusvlei, boo hoo. Step into this Dalian landscape and bring a lot of water and sun protection.
Take a few hours to tramp along the crests of the massive dunes, and although Sossusvlei is the main attraction here, be sure to wander out into Deadvlei. Many believe it to be far superior in beauty to Sossusvlei, m... read more

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Finding peace and quietness in the Namib desert

Fran
Visited: Mar 2012 Reviewed: May 02, 2013

High red dunes shimmering in the almost daily golden sunset await you at Namib-Naukluft National Park. Visiting the Namib-Naukluft National Park feels like visiting the end of the earth and you could easily gaze for hours at the miles and miles of undisturbed views, dunes and the Naukluft Mountains.

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