Namib-Naukluft National Park

Namib-Naukluft National Park

Namib-Naukluft National Park
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ILoveNam
Henties Bay, Namibia55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Went to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. As someone who was in tourism a long time ago, it was interesting to see that people now prefer Dead Vlei to Sossusvlei for sunrise. Which was great for us as 8 people shared the Sossusvlei sunrise when we were there.

The walk to Dead Vlei is 1.1km in sand. Take your time and lots of water.

Only negative is the road from the 4x2 parking lot to the Vleis. You have to know what you are doing to get there. If you are unsure of your driving abilities, rather take the shuttle. Nice surprise to find the road tarred right up to the 4x2 parking area!
Written 7 June 2022
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Maria
South Africa277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
This area of Namibia is stunning. The views, vastness and serenity of the place is not to be missed. We loved the Tirasberge. We stayed at an amazing campsite called Landsberg Farm. From the turn off it takes about 25km to get to Landsberg Farm through several gates but it was one of our highlights of our trip. We saw many wild horses on this route which felt like a great adventure for us. You need a car with high clearance/4 x4. The scenery is spectacular and Landsberg Farm is beautiful. The campsites are beautifully designed and built. Each far away from the other, giving you privacy. Much love and attention to detail has gone into this beautiful campsite. You have your own own private en-suite bathrooms, kitchen facilities, shade cover for tent and amazing braai set up. They also have electricity. You can explore the farm, do hikes and drives etc. chat to the friendly, fabulous owners about details. We only spent one night here but should have spent a few more days just to soak up the beauty around and enjoy the peace. If you want to be away from the maddening crowd and love nature, this is your place!
Written 22 October 2021
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BestOfTheBest
Petersfield, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Whilst staying at the nearby Dead Valley Lodge, just inside the park gate at Sesriem, we did two amazing trips with Philip: the Sesriem canyon walk at sunset and the Sossusvlei/Deadvlei tour at sunrise, which saw us climb the highest dune in the park: the 340m "Big Daddy" dune. Whilst exhausting (a 90-minute climb), it was well and truly worth it. What an experience! Following running (yes, running!) down the dune into the Deadvlei, we were then taken to "Big Mama" dune where we enjoyed a packed breakfast under the shade of a tree. It's simply a beautiful place to be and to witness for yourself all of those iconic guide-book views of Namibia.

Without a doubt, this was one of the highlights of our stay in Namibia.
Written 9 January 2023
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Robert
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Wonderful park with Sossusvlei as the highlight. The Big Daddy climb is worthless, both up and down. Must see place in Namibia.
We booked our tour through the Sossusvlei Lodge Activity Center and our guide was Enos.
Written 24 December 2020
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Andrew C
Cape Town, South Africa819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
This is going to be one of the most spectacular drives of your life!
The terrain is desolate in some areas, lush in others, colourful in others.
Take it slowly, enjoy the dust and the sand and make sure to look out for wildlife - big and small.
Written 17 March 2021
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1 730 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It seems like Namib-Naukluft National Park is other-worldly, that it has alien landscape, that it's on another planet, and yet the cool thing is: it's right here on our own beautiful, amazing, incredible planet. (Excuse me, I'm feeling very saddened right now w/ the bushfires raging across Australia and decimating wildlife and natural spaces).

This park has some of the biggest sand dunes in the world, some of the coolest and hardiest animals on the continent (like the gemsbok, who seem impervious to the blazing sun, scorching temperatures, and tremendous lack of water), and a whole lot of peaceful, desolate spaces to enjoy.

Camping (or lodging) inside the park is a great way to ensure that you get an extra hour in the morning and an extra hour at night to experience the park (before and after the general public is allowed in), and the park is definitely worth at least one full day and night of your time.

Hiking Elim, Dune 45 and/or Big Daddy offers a good chance for some exercise while admiring stunning vistas (especially at sunrise and/or sunset); trekking out to Hiddenvlei offers the opportunity to experience one of the quietest places in Namibia (or maybe in Africa, or maybe in the world); Sesriem Canyon (which is outside the park, but only just) provides the chance to meander through a cool little canyon and do a spot of scrambling; and Deadvlei makes for awesome photos.

Be sure to watch for wildlife as well--even in/on the dunes (look for little tracks, and you might find beetles and lizards not far away)--because it's definitely there. Ostrich, springbok and gemsbok are most abundant, but you might also see jackals, warthogs, vultures, and who knows what else.

To the person who said it's too touristy: my advice is to go in the low season. We went at the end of December and felt like we pretty much had the park--and most of the country, in fact--to ourselves.

To the person who said the dunes are only beautiful if they have shades of the rising sun: a) that's absurd (look for the animals, and you'll surely find the dunes beautiful simply for sustaining life), and b) then stay in the park and go for sunrise and/or sunset.

To everyone who rates this "average": I feel sad for you. Also, the fact that you consider a place like Namib-Naukluft NP "average" makes me wonder where else on Earth (or maybe in the whole Solar System) you've been. I grew up in Alaska, and I still thought this place was incredible.
Written 10 January 2020
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kaiviti2007
Brussels, Belgium154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Great place if you go at sunrise or sunset (otherwise too hot in summer and not the right light).

Count min. one hour from the gate with the last bit only accessible by 4x4. There is a shuttle (not free) to cover the last 5 km if you come with a normal car. Note that the gravel roads leading to the park have long corrugated stretches which are rather unfriendly to a 2x4 car!

Written 29 December 2018
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Julita K
Poznan, Poland40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
This is probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. The colour of the dunes and sky are almost imposible to describie and change constantly. We visited in May so there was not many people around which was great. Absolute a must for every visitor to Namibia. If I ever go again to Namibia this will be the place I will first go to visit.
I also highly recommend hot air ballon safari over Namib Desert, the views from above are even more spectacular.
Written 10 June 2018
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Stefano M
Lugo, Italy371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Spent half a day driving around this amazing place, we also did one of the highest’s dunes climbing and visited the dead valley, I took some of my life’s best pictures ever !

Written 24 August 2019
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S_i
Lahore, Pakistan168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
We went there end of march tried to climb up big dady with two kids one is nine n other one is five. At first it was exciting for them but after ten minutes it got really difficult to climb up the dune as it was a hot day we went throu half of it n then kid got really tiered so we slided in to dead veli had couple of photos then came in car its was very hot even though we started 8 am but sand got really hot within few minutes not recommended with kids if u really wanna go then climb to dune 45 n stay inside the park so u could reach an hour early the sooner u start the better it is
Written 2 April 2019
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