Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is a desert attraction situated within the Namib-Naukluft National Park in southwestern Namibia. It ranks as the country’s best-known destination for its spectacular panoramas and stark landscapes.
The word ‘Sossusvlei’ means dead-end marsh, the area being a dried-out salt and clay pan caused by dunes diverting the flow of the Tsauchab River. Only in years of exceptional rainfall does the pan fill with water, otherwise remaining dry and punctuated with the skeletal remains of acacia trees. The area is also notable for the dunes, said to be the highest in the world. It is accessible year-round, with shuttles available for those with a 4×4 vehicle. The area is popular with photographers.
Accommodation

The Desert Whisper – Gondwana Collection Namibia

The desert is calling, whispering sweet nothings in your ear, attracting lovers of life to celebrate the  desert in a one-of-its-kind intimate desert hideaway. Creatively constructed with sublime desert views,  Desert Whisper is designed as a luxuriously special desert retreat for two.

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Namib Dune Star Camp – Gondwana Collection Namibia

Namib Dune Star Camp is situated on the crest of ancient sand dunes overlooking the spectacular landscape of the Namib Desert. Best described as a soft adventure camp, Namib Dune Star Camp offers the thrill of being out in the desert yet provides luxuries like soft beds and hot showers. The intimate camp has nine cabins, with a fair distance between them.

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Accommodation

The Desert Grace – Gondwana Collection Namibia

The hot sun beats down on the Namib landscapes around the property. As you slip out of the car, your shoes crunch of the white gravel that fills the solar-panel parking lot and you turn to find a wide smile greeting you. A cool face towel and bright pink slushy welcome you to The Desert Grace.

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Plan Your Trip

Visitors arriving in Namibia via Hosea Kutako International Airport near Windhoek can either rent a vehicle and drive the 360km (223mi) or join an organised tour, accessing the Namib-Naukluft National Park within which Sossusvlei is located, via the gate at Sesriem. The drive should take about five hours. For self-drive visitors, a 2WD vehicle is sufficient on the main routes. For minor roads, a permit and a 4×4 vehicle are required. For those wishing to fly into the area, Africa’s Eden travel members can plan your trip, including all your travel and accommodation arrangements.