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

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£3695 to £4245
$4896 to $5625
R66510 to R76410

Distinctive Namibia – Gold

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£5195 to £6775
$6883 to $8977
R93510 to R121950

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 […]

Prices:
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£2595 to £2995
$3438 to $3968
R46710 to R53910

Essential Namibia – Silver plus

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£4145 to £5325
$5492 to $7056
R74610 to R95850

Highlights of Namibia – Silver

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£2445 to £2595
$3240 to $3438
R44010 to R46710

Intimate Namibia South – Gold

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£2945 to £3495
$3902 to $4631
R53010 to R62910

Namibia Under Canvas – Silver

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£4145 to £4445
$5492 to $5890
R74610 to R80010

Premier Namibia – Gold

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$9772 to $12316
R132750 to R167310

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