The beautiful red dunes of Sossusvlei offer some of the best landscape photography in Namibia.


The pan has desert acacia trees and wildlife and is surrounded by red dunes.

Sossusvlei Sossusvlei dunes oryx cow and calf black-backed jackal flowering acacia ring-necked dove wedge-snouted desert lizard wedge-snouted desert lizard pale-winged starling termite

Dead Vlei

Dead Pan no longer receives any flow of water because dunes cut it off. The bottom has dried to a white salt pan, and the dead acacia trees have turned into black skeletons. This is a beautiful place to hike around sunrise, but gets very hot by mid-morning.

Dead Vlei hiker at Dead Vlei

Dune 45

This is the most famous of the dunes for climbers.

Dune 45

Elim Dune

An interesting site for sunset photography.

Elim Dune Elim Dune Elim dune detail termites

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