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Namib-Naukluft National Park reviews

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“Bring an extra pair of socks. You take your shoes off to climb the dunes, and you can use an extra pair if the dunes are very hot.” - Porcupine

A surreal experience - something completely different

Porcupine
Views: 492 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 for Dune 45, which is a large dune you can climb to see the sunrise. We did this, and it was a great start to the day. You will more than likely have to share the view with a bunch of other tourists, but what a view!

We then headed to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. These famous vleis are both haunting an beautiful. Be sure to take some time to just soak up the atmosphere - it's easy to arrive with a camera in hand and just snap away, but sometimes you forget to just enjoy the spectacle.

Of course you can't forget your camera - this place presents one of the world's best photo opportunities!

We also took a hot air balloon during our stay here, and it was spectacular. To see the flat desert from the sky, and the fascinating 'fairy circles' that dot the land.

I don't describe many places as 'breathtaking' but this is one of them. It's not your typical safari, but it's fantastic.

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