The Namib-Naukluft is on of Africa’s (and the worlds) oldest deserts, a vast area of dunes, pans and gorges created over thousands of years, cover an area of 49,768 km2 the national park is larger than Switzerland! This incredible desert is a must on nearly all of our Namibia itineraries, it is here that you will find the landscapes that spring to mind when you first think of this beautiful country.
The area is often referred to as Sossuvlei as these are the highest and best known dunes within the Namib Desert and also happen to be very accessible, a visit here usually only takes up a couple of nights on an itinerary visiting Sossusvlei and DeadVlei along with the Sesriem Canyon.
For those looking to explore the desert further a stay in the busier Sossuvlei area can be combined with the stunning NamibRand private reserve which is one of the more exlusive and remote areas in the country. This is a much quieter area and is home to a few oerators, including &Beyond and Wolwedans who do a great job of combining activities to keep you entertained and informed and allowing you to simply soak up the majesty of this ancient desert.