5 Off-The-Radar Namibia Travel Experiences For Explorers

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Sossusvlei and Deadvlei

Sossusvlei and Deadvlei are arguably the highlight of Namibia and why most visitors choose to fly there. They are giant, salty clay pans encircled by sand dunes that have a red hue. It’s a common mistake to assume that Sossusvlei and Deadvlei are one in the same attraction, but they are separated by 3.6 miles). The road to Sossusvlei ends 3 miles before reaching Sossusvlei’s base which means that you will have to walk the distance or take the shuttle service there. Try to arrive early in the morning to catch the sunrise because it is a 1.5-2 hour hike, which is easier to do when the weather is cooler. We suggest you visit both Sossusvlei and Deadvlei since they are so close together and finish the excursion climbing the Big Daddy at the edge of Deadvlei. Big Daddy is known for being the largest sand dune in the world and is bound to give you an adrenaline rush on the way down as well as great quality photos.

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