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Namib Desert

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Address: Namibia

This barren red-sand desert lies along the coast.

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What a Wonderful world

I cant believe what an amazing place this is , i really had quit a spectacular experience, so much to do , so much to see it goes on and on!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 March 2016
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New Jersey
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I cant believe what an amazing place this is , i really had quit a spectacular experience, so much to do , so much to see it goes on and on!!!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

If you expect something special driving from Walvis bay towards Sousvlei - you will be dissatisfied. Most of the distance you drive on gravel/sand road. Every car brings a cloud of dust that you can hardly see through. The driving ought to take all your concentration because the condition of the road. If you are used to slippery road it... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I rented a small aircraft and flew over the desert, I could see lots of seals and flamingos. I also saw two old boats in the desert, because of the movement of the dunes

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

sossusvlei is without any doubt the most wonderful place to visit in namibia. we were as early as possible there. the first hours there was a low fog. that gave the valley an almost magical atmosphere in which a serene silence prevailed. after a few hours disappeared fog and clouds in less than half an hour. from the 'big daddy'... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We spent the new year eva and the first day of 2016 in Sossusvlei. The view inside Sossusvlei was extremely impressive, especially in the morning when the sun made the shadow on the dunes. We climbed us Dune 45 at around 5 pm, it was not hot but quite windy, when we went to the top, it seemed like the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

This was the highlight of our visit to Namibia. We took a 4 x 4 tour of the desert with a guide. We visited Dune 7, the moonscape, and local vegetation.There are spectacular views and places to stop and meditate on the world. Picnic out in the dessert under a tree. Its a great place to be a tourist and... More 

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Burleigh Waters, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I travelled regularly to Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert which is 4 to 5 hours drive from Windhoek. When I lived there there was no hotel, only a campsite, which still exists as far as I know. Pls check this out on the internet before you drive there.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

love Namibia, and the Namib desert is really amazing. Definitely recommend spending time in this spectacular area.

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Walvis Bay, Namibia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

If you’re limited with time to travel around, yet ego to self explore Namibia down South of Walvis Bay by off roads, please do so ; crossing Namib Naukluft Park by C14, stretching to Luderitz via C13, touching boarder of South Africa along Orange River and returning via Fish River Canyon by C12 back to the West Coast (or may... More 

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Terrigal, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

My wife and I did a 12 day self-drive in Namibia in October. Probably about 80% of the nearly 3,000km we drove was traversing the Namib Desert. Our journey (predominately on well-defined gravel roads) took us over long, gun-barrel straight, flat stretches, through mountain passes and into scattered rocky outcrops. The red dunes of Sossuvlei (we also did a balloon... More 

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