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Namib Desert Safari

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Get to Know Namib Desert

Accounting for around half of Namibia’s surface area, the ancient Namib Desert is probably best known for harbouring the world’s tallest dunefields at Sossusvlei

Namibia’s dominant geographic feature is the Namib Desert, large tracts of which are protected in two immense national parks: Namib-Naukluft in the south and Skeleton Coast in the north.

The best-known feature of the Namib, a genuine must-see, is the Sossusvlei area, where several dry pans are enclosed by the world’s tallest sand dunes, rippled apricot beauties that stand up to 300 metres high. The desert receives a paltry annual average rainfall of 15 millimetres, and some areas go years on end without receiving a drop. Yet it still supports a low volume of wildlife, with the handsome gemsbok being perhaps the most common large mammal, often seen walking nobly across the crests of the dunes.

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Why Namib Desert?

  • The world’s tallest dunes at scenic Sossusvlei
  • Desert wildlife ranging from gemsbok to barking geckos
  • Immense landscapes and sparkling night skies
  • Welwitschia Drive provides a good introduction to the Namib from the port of Walvis Bay or Swakopmund

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FAQs about Namib Desert

  • June to October is the best time to visit Namibia - wildlife viewing in the dry season is the best in all national parks, especially in Etosha National Park. The newborn animals are also born in summer.
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