Sossusvlei, a place with lot of wonders


300 kilometers long and 140 kilometers wide and consists of seemingly endless sand dunes!!!!
Whatever you read is correct, it is one of wonderful places in the World which is located in the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia.

Dead trees

Its name is Sossusvlei which is a enormous clay pan surrounded by gigantic, red sand dunes. It provides a great opprotunity for visitors and photographers to capture the magical things (changing the color of sand dunes constantly) which happen during sunrise and sunset.
Namibian authorities have been put lot efforts to support and facilitate tourism in the area. Numerous places of accommodation are found along the border of the National Park.
There are a number of attractions around Sossusvlei for visitors to explore, including Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Deadvlei.


It is also possible to enjoy the scenery of Sossusvlei by taking scenic flights over the dunes, either with small planes (mainly from Swakopmund and Walvis Bay) or in hot air balloons (departing from Sesriem in the morning).
Sossusvlei is one of the most photographed places in Subsaharan Africa because of its fascinating and surrealistic landscapes. The sand dunes in this place are beautiful and are some of the highest in the world, reaching almost 400 meters.

Quadbiking on the dunes of Sossusvlei

The sand dunes in the Namib are dynamic and change shape with the wind. The dunes around the Sossusvlei area are known as “star dunes” due to the wind shaping them from all directions.
Anyone who takes a closer will notice that the hot desert floor is home to countless microorganisms. In the hostile sand live beetles, spiders or reptiles such as geckos and chameleons. Beneath the sand some snakes lurk around and all you can see is the tip sticking out of the sand.

Oryx in Sossusvlei

Totally, it is very impressive place which contains lot of wonders in it.


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