Sossusvlei is one of the many attractions of the country Namibia. Sossusvlei is a clay pan surrounded by sand dunes. It is here where many of the greatest Namibia travel adventures are experienced. Sossusvlei is located in the center Namib Desert, and lying in the Namib Naukluft National Park, one of Africa’s biggest conservation areas. Giant sand dunes are some of the highlights in this place. These sand dunes are the highest in the world which reaches up to 300 m, and were developed million of years ago. Vlei or the pan is filled with water during the heavy rains. Sossusvlei is one of the best places for photography because of its great dunes that changes colors during sunrise and sunset.
Climbing the sand dunes of Sossusvlei is one of the greatest Namibia travel experiences. The sand dunes can be climbed barefoot. Some Geologists say that it is the oldest desert in the world. Majority of Namibia travel groups include Sossusvlei in their itineraries because of the beautiful scenery that this place has to offer.
Aside from the Sossusvlei, there are other attractions that you can see in this area like the Sesriem Canyon, the Namib Desert, and “Sossusveli and Dead Vlei”. The Sesriem Canyon is a small canyon where you can watch the sunset. The Sesriem is easy to climb, and you can walk on the riverbeds after climbing down from the Canyon. The Namib Desert is also one of the most popular deserts in Namibia. Sossusveli and Dead Vlei are two valleys in the Namib Park. Sossusveli has many living trees while Dead Vlei only has dead stumps. But the salt encrusted dry lake is loved by some tourists because they enjoy strolling in this dry lake.
Two most common things that are done in Sossusvlei are hiking and watching the sunrise. Hiking starts from the end of the road and ends in Sossusvlei. By hiking, you will be get in close with some of the animals around the area and climb on sand dunes. By climbing any of the dunes in the park, waiting for the sunrise is one of the best activities that you can do in Sossusvlei. Dune 45 is one of the often climbed dunes in Sossusvlei. This is one of the greatest spots to watch sunrise.
Around the Sossusvlei are many accommodations that visitors can choose from. Some of the recommended accommodations in Sossusvlei are the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Kulala Desert Lodge, Little Kulala, and the Desert Homestead. The Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is one of the best places to stay when visiting Sossusvlei. It has elegant interiors which gives you a breathtaking view of the desert. This Lodge also has glass structures, whereas tourists can enjoy a view of the stars. The Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is located near the dunes of Sossusvlei, and tourists can enjoy a walk in the dunes, as well as quad biking and game driving.
Sossusvlei is actually one of the most interesting places to visit when you are in Namibia, not only because of its wonderful scenery, but because of the experiences that you can get from walking in this desert.