A sunrise over the Sossusvlei is one of those experiences that just changes you. As the light creeps up on the horizon, it catches the tips of the great red dunes, and slowly casts magnificent shadows over the desert floor. Located in the Namib Naukluft Park—the largest conservation area in Africa—the sand dunes seem to magically rise up out of the dry 'Vlei'. Spend the day walking up the dune ridges for epic views, or take a drive along the main road and watch the oryx and zebra making their way below the towering walls of sand. At night, the milky way above the Sossusvlei is brighter than anywhere else in Africa (honestly). Get involved in the planning of your own Sossusvlei safari online. Mix and match lodges to create a safari that suits your style and budget.
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Look below at our suggested trip ideas and favourite lodges in Sossusvlei or read our guides on planning your own Namibia safari and how to save money using Timbuktu.