The sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert are often referred to as the highest dunes in the world. Sossusvlei is certainly one of Namibia’s most extraordinary sights. Located in the Namib Naukluft National Park, the park is the largest conservation area in Africa and the fourth largest in the world.
Located in the southwest coastal region of Namibia, the sand dunes of Sossusvlei are approximately 60km from Sesreim gate (the entrance to the park) and from here the drive takes about an hour. The gate into Sesreim opens at sunrise and closes promptly at sunset.
- Black-backed Jackal
Sossusvlei can be included as part of any itinerary. To learn more about our itineraries, click on one of the sample itinerary links below:
- Namibia Sample Self Drive Itinerary
- Namibia Sample Guided Safari Itinerary
- Namibia Sample Classic Fly & Guided Safari Itinerary
Best Times to Go
The best time to go to Sossusvlei is between the months of March-May or August -October. The cooler air offers clearer skies (great conditions for photography) and temperatures are milder during both the day and night.
Below are some of the accommodations we recommend for Sossusvlei. Click a link below for more information.