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Namib (Namibia)

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  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Desert
  • Essential
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
253 ml by car between Swakopmund and Sossusvlei
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Namib

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

A trip to Namibia will have you crossing several deserts, Namib Desert, Kalahari Desert and many desert sites that bear no name. They all have their specificities and their landscapes are all different.

My suggestion:
In the desert, it is always better to be well-prepared, to have a lot of water in your car, to fill up your petrol tank, to check the tyre pressure and if you are on foot, hat, sunblock and baggy clothes that cover the whole body are a must.
My review

Depending on which part of the Namib Desert I visited , I was either confronted with the orangey dunes of Sossusvlei or the golden ones of Skeleton Coast. Each time I could not help but stare into the distance contemplating this sublime landscape which stretches as far as the eye can see. 

Most of my excursions in the Namib Desert were guided though, for driving in the sand is no easy task! But what a pleasure to drive on the golden dunes of Skeleton Coast, to climb up the dunes of Naib-Naukluft National Park, to marvel at nature's resistance in this hostile environment, to drive for hours on empty and stony tracks never coming across a single soul. A freedom which exists nowhere in Europe and which reminds me that this is the essence of travel, to confront yourself with the unknown and with new experiences. 

Skeleton Coast, Namib Desert