Situated in the largest conservation area in Africa (the Namib-Naukluft National Park), Sossusvlei is possibly Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction. Characterised by the large red dunes that surround it, Sossusvlei is a large, white, salt and clay pan and is a great destination all year round. Despite the harsh desert conditions in the area, one can find a wide variety of plants and animals that have adapted to survive. All the attractions surrounding Sossusvlei are easily accessible as all but the last 5 kilometres of the 65-kilometre drive to the vlei is tarred. Shuttles provide access to the last 5 kilometres, should you not have a 4×4 vehicle.