Get to Know Namib-Naukluft National Park
The vast Namib-Naukluft National Park protects the dunefields around Sossusvlei, set in the expansive Namib Desert, as well as the hiker-friendly Naukluft Mountains
Almost half of Namibia’s land area is comprised of the Namib, the world’s oldest desert and the major component of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the largest such entity in Africa.
The remainder of this 49,768 square-kilometre park comprises the scenic Naukluft Mountains, a prominent range of dolomite and limestone crags that rises from the surrounding desert to an altitude of almost 2,000 metres. Much of the park is quite inaccessible in anything but full-on expedition mode, but those sites that can be reached in an ordinary saloon car include some of the most rewarding in Namibia.