The Namib Desert - Sossusvlei/Deadvlei

The Namib Desert is a desert in Namibia and southwest Angola that forms part of the Namib Naukluft National Park, the largest game reserve in Africa. The grains of sand originate in the Orange River, which acts as natural border between South Africa and Namibia. They are blown north by strong trade winds before finishing their journey at Walvis Bay, Namibia, Just north of the desert.
Several unusual species of plants and animals are found in this desert, many of which are endemic and highly adapted to this specific climate of the area. One of the most well-known endemic plants of the Namib is the bizarre Welwichia Mirabilis.

The Namib fauna mostly comprises arthropods and other small animals that can live on little water, but a few species of bigger animals are also found, including antelopes and gazelles (such as oryxes and springboks), ostriches, and in some areas even desert elephants. All these species have developed techniques to survive in the Namib environment. The desert is also home to meerkat and several species if lizards.

The Sossusvlei area is home to the highest sand dunes in the world, exceeding 300 meters in height. One of the more famous dunes to visit or climb, is Big Daddy and Dune 45, the most photographed dune in the world. Deavlei is a clay pan, about 2km from Sossusvlei. A notable feature of Deavlei is that it used to be an oasis with several acacia trees; afterwards, the river that watered the oasis changed it course. This creates a particularly fascinating and surrealistic landscape, that appears in uncountable pictures and that has been used as a setting for films and videos.

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Serviced Camping / PLUS Adventures Exploring The Namib Desert

Cape and Namibia Camping

12 Days Cape & Namibia Serviced Camping / PLUS Adventure

12 Days Cape & Namibia Guided Serviced Camping / PLUS Adventures Why book this tour? This Serviced Camping / PLUS
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12 Days
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Cape to Victoria Falls Camping

19 Days Cape to Victoria Falls Serviced Camping / PLUS Adventures

19 Days Cape to Victoria Falls Guided Serviced Camping / PLUS Adventure Why book this tour? This Serviced Camping /
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19 Days
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Cape to Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe Campingg

25 Days Cape to Vic Falls & Zimbabwe Serviced Camping / PLUS Adventure

25 Days Cape to Victoria Falls & Zimbabwe Guided Serviced Camping / PLUS Adventure Why book this tour? This Serviced
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25 Days
Max 20

Accommodated Adventures Exploring The Namib Desert

Namibia Explored Accommodated

10 Days Namibia Explorer Guided Accommodated Adventure

10 Days Namibia Explorer Guided Accommodated Adventure Why book this tour? This Accommodated Adventure Tour gives you 10 days to
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10 Days
12 Seater
Namibia
Cape and Namibia

12 Days Cape & Namibia Guided Accommodated Adventure

12 Days Cape & Namibia Guided Accommodated Adventure Why book this tour? Travel from Cape Town, South Africa via The
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12 Days
12 Seater
Namibia, South Africa
Namibia, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls Accommodated

17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls Guided Accommodated Adventure

17 Days Namibia, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls Guided Accommodated Adventure Why book this tour? Explore Namibia, Okavango Delta &
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17 Days
12 Seater
Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe
20 Days Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls

20 Days Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls Guided Accommodated Adventure

20 Days Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls Guided Accommodated Adventure Why book this tour? This accommodated adventure tour offers you
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20 Days
Max 12
Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe
Cape to Victoria Falls Accommodated

19 Days Cape to Victoria Falls Guided Accommodated Adventure

19 Days Cape to Victoria Falls Guided Accommodated Adventure Why book this tour? Travel from Cape Town, South Africa to
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19 Days
Max 12
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Cape to Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe Accommodated
25 Days
Max 12
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe