About Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. The name "Sossusvlei" is often used in an extended meaning to refer to the surrounding area, which is one of the major visitor attractions of Namibia.

Sossusvlei is one of the notable landmarks in Namibia that is famous for its red dunes, white salt pan, and Deadlier. This place offers travelers some of the best accommodations and activities in Namibia that are just exceptional and you will be able to get a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

A Sossusvlei safari is one of Namibia's top travel experiences: the desert colors are simply amazing and the opportunities for photography are plentiful, especially at dawn and sunset.

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Best time to visit

Beginning with spring in September, summer in the Namib Desert and Sossusvlei is still a great time to visit. The beginning of summer, from October to November, before the inland rains arrive can get uncomfortably hot with temperatures reaching the high 30s (upwards of 95°F) often and occasionally pushing 40°C (104°F plus).


Some of the larger mammals you will see around Sossusvlei are the ostrich, springbok, and gemsbok, each well adapted to live in their dry surroundings. Larger predators include the spotted hyena and the brown hyena.

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