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Sossusvlei

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Sossusvlei (the Nama word for “gathering place of water”) is best known for its vast landscape of sand waves that stretch for mile after mile into the far distance and are best viewed from the air, whether in a light aircraft or by balloon in the still, crisp morning air.

Located in the red dunes of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, itself within the Namib Desert – the world’s oldest – Sossusvlei is where the natural course of the occasionally flowing Tsauchab River is blocked by the mass of sand. This mass of sand stretches for 250 miles south of Walvis Bay, sandwiched between the cold Benguela Current of the west coast and the rocky mountain escarpment that runs parallel more than 60 miles inland. The path of the Tsauchab is flanked by some of the tallest sand dunes in the world and then ends in a series of pans, or “vleis” that dot the end of ‘blind’ rivera. Sossusvlei is one such pan, Dead Vlei another.

Despite incredibly low rainfall and the lack of vegetation the Namib Desert is not without wildlife, with a surprising diverse array of insect life, reptiles and rodents each having evolved their own way of surviving in the harsh landscape. Larger mammals also survive in the Namib, their survival enabled by the moisture laden fog that rolls in from the coast when conditions allow.

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Sossusvlei

Desert Dune Safari

Desert Dune Safari

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£3695 to £4245
$4711 to $5412
R62815 to R72165

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$4227 to $5374
R56355 to R71655

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Diverse Namibia – Comfortable Mobile

The Diverse Namibia safari is a 10 day guided mobile safari and is an active and exciting adventure that takes you to the soaring dunes of Sossusvlei in southern Namibia […]

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£2145 to £2485
$2735 to $3168
R36465 to R42245

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Essential Namibia – Silver plus

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£2595 to £3435
$3309 to $4380
R44115 to R58395

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Highlights of Namibia – Silver

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$4966 to $5068
R66215 to R67575

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Intimate Namibia (South) – Gold

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£2495 to £2995
$3181 to $3819
R42415 to R50915

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Namibia Summer Special (Gold)

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£3195
$4074
R54315

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Namibia Under Canvas – Silver

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$4431 to $5094
R59075 to R67915

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Namibian Summer Special (Silver)

An eight night flying safari visiting three iconic areas of Namibia including Sossusvlei […]

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Premier Namibia – Gold

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