One of the oldest, driest and most pristine areas on earth, the Namib Desert is a world of vast spaces, endless horizons, dramatic desertscapes and jagged mountain heights. Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan that is found in the southern part of the Namib Desert in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. It’s known for its spectacular red dunes that are by far Namibia’s best-known attraction. The dunes are some of the highest in the world, some of which reach almost 400m such as the “Big Daddy” dune that measures close to 380m. Photography enthusiasts are treated to some incredible photographic opportunities especially when the sun rises and sets over the majestic dunes, displaying a kaleidoscope of orange, gold, pink and purple hues.
Even though Sossusvlei is a dry region, it still boasts rich vegetation and a fair amount of fascinating desert-adapted wildlife. Small reptiles and rodents are able to tolerate the harsh conditions, along with a few other creatures that are able to survive with limited water. The plant life is nourished by underground rivers that flood the pans seasonally and form marshes, or “vlei”. During flood season, the marshes and rivers that appear attract a high number of birds. Combined with the endless space, utter tranquillity and extraordinary natural light, Sossusvlei is undoubtedly one of Africa's most compelling wilderness regions.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is renowned for its desert experience with luxurious accommodation overlooking the stark yet beautiful Namib Desert. Each air conditioned suite is furnished to complement the majestic hues of the oldest desert in the world. Th