Planning to visit Namibia and you have no idea where to go? Visit the Namib Desert and you will have an amazing experience. The landscapes are spectacular and the entire scenery is unique. Apart from the uniqueness of the desert, there is a multitude of reasons you should be visiting this desert.
It is Home to the Sossusvlei
Meaning marsh and a place of no return, this is one of the most remarkable features of the Namib Desert. This gorgeous section of the desert is home to leafless branches and trees. It’s amazing that you can find trees in the desert. The beautiful landscape is where you will find some of the world’s oldest sand dunes.
Home to the Sesriem Canyon
Besides the sand dunes, the Namib Desert gives you an extraordinary chance to explore a canyon in a desert. Lying in the Naukluft Mountains, the Sesriem Canyon is a small nature marvel in the Namib Desert. The Tsauchab River carves this canyon in an amazing way.
Home to Dune 45
If you have never tried going up a dune, Dune 45 will give you that rare opportunity and the beauty of it is that it is quite close to the main road. When you manage to climb the dune, you will have a spectacular view of the surroundings. The sand changes its colors with sunrise making the morning the best times to explore Dune 45 on km 45 in the Namib Desert.
The Home of the Dead Vlei
This section of the desert defines what an ideal dessert is. The area is quite dry with no signs of water or ever rain. It’s an amazing place to visit with trees dating back more than 900 years, orange sand dunes and white clay soil. The black dead trees in the Dead Vlei makes it picture perfect.
Home to High Sand Dunes
Some of the highest sand dunes in the world are located in the Namib Desert and this is another reason it should be in your bucket list. If you would like to engage in some desert activities, this is an amazing opportunity. In the sea of dunes, you can engage in sand boarding and if you love great views, climb atop the dunes that go up to 400 meters.
The Namib Desert in Namibia is a landscape that standouts in so many ways. From some of the highest sand dunes in the world, the Sesriem Canyon, the Dead Vlei and the Sossusvlei, there is just so much to see and do.