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A VAST DESERT WITH TOWERING AND SPECTACULAR DUNES

The Namib-Naukluft National Park encompasses part of the Namib Desert and the Naukluft mountain range. Namib actually means vast, and this is an understatement when applied to the desert it names. The Namib-Naukluft Park is the largest conservation area in Namibia and one of the largest in the world, at almost 50,000 square km’s. It encompasses several very different landscapes the wettest of which is the estuarine lagoon at Sandwich Harbour. At the opposite end of the moisture scale is the parched Namib Desert with endless orange dunes blown into razor sharp ridges by the sand-shifting wind. The most well-known area of the park is Sossusvlei, which is Namibia’s number one tourist attraction. Sossusvlei literally translates to “dead-end marsh”, as it is the place where the dunes come together preventing the Tsauchab River to flow any further, some 60km east of the Atlantic Ocean. However, due to the dry conditions in the Namib Desert the river seldom flows this far and the pan remains bone-dry most years. The sand dunes here are staggering, especially the contrast of colours against blue skies. The dunes reach as high as 325m, and are part of one of the oldest and driest ecosystems on earth. However, the landscape here is constantly changing – wind forever alters the shape of the dunes, while colours shift with the changing light.
 

&BEYOND SOSSUSVLEI DESERT LODGE

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is located in the foothills of the 445,000 acre NamibRand Private Nature Reserve, which is the largest private reserve in Southern Africa and a pristine desert wilderness area.
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WOLVEDANS DUNES LODGE

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge is situated on top of a dune plateau, looking over picturesque vistas in each direction capturing the beauty of the desert in the most unforgettable way.
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KULALA DESERT LODGE

Kulala Desert Lodge is family-friendly Lodge located within the arid Namib Desert on the 37,000 hectare private Kulala wilderness Reserve which is home to ostrich, springbok, gemsbok, spotted hyaena and the occasional brown hyaena.
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