The oldest desert in the world, the Namib Desert is home to the iconic Sossusvlei, where the world's highest sand dunes rise dramatically above the surrounding plains - this is just one of the amazing sights in the Namib-Naukluft Park.
The spectacle of changing colours and the lonely oryx silhouetted against red dunes is one which visitors and photographers from around the world come to savour and capture on film. Some of the sand dunes can reach an extraordinary 300 metres, and the area is also one of the best in southern Africa for stargazing.
The wildlife to be found here is extremely interesting and often totally unique, having adapted itself to the harsh environment. Among the larger animals to be found are the springbok, gemsbok (oryx), ostrich and wild horses. The rare and elusive aardvark is sometimes sighted at night, along with Cape fox, polecats, aardwolf and other nocturnal animals.
Our Namibia's Desert & Coast itinerary is an ideal way to combine the Namib Desert and Skeleton Coast, or if you would like to explore all the key areas of Namibia, our Faces of Namibia trip provides the perfect adventure. We can also tailor-make any itinerary to suit your requirements.
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