Namib-Naukluft National Park

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The fourth largest national park in the world, the Namib-Naukluft National Park is a 50 000 square kilometre wilderness in the Namib Desert: a place of shifting terracotta dunes, vast plains and shimmering savanna fringed in the east by the dramatic Naukluft Mountains. This is Africa’s largest conservation area and one of the best places on the planet for truly mind-blowing desert landscapes.

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Far from barren, the Namib Desert is home to a stunning array of plant and animal life, all of which have adapted to life under a harsh sun with very little water, from oryx, kudu, giraffe, springbok, black-backed jackals, African wild cats, aardvarks and leopards to more than 340 species of birds, many reptiles and some weird and wonderful plants, such as the strange-looking welwitschia, which can live for up to 2000 years.

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There are many ways to experience the Namib-Naukluft, whether you’re on a short trip and just have time to visit Sossusvlei, where you can climb the highest dunes in the world or want a more adventurous take on the desert on a multi-day 4x4 trail or hiking route that takes you deep into isolated wilderness. Whatever way you spend your time in the Namib-Naukluft, the beauty, space and serenity of the desert will stay with you long afterwards.


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day 1 to 2

Welcome to Namibia
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day 3 to 5

Explore the coastline of Swakopmund
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day 6 to 7

Witness the exceptional sightings at night
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day 8 to 9

Enjoy the spectacular wildlife and sunsets
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day 10

We hope to welcome you back to Namibia real soon!
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day 11

We hope to welcome you back to Namibia real soon

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