Probably one of Namibia's most-photographed features, the burnt-red towering sand dunes of Sossusvlie epitomise the stark, clear light of this desert land.

The Namib is said to be the world's most ancient desert. The Naukluft National Park encompasses an area of almost 50,000 km² (nearly 20,000 miles²) and is the largest game reserve in Africa. Besides the iconic Sossusvlei dunes, which are the tallest in the worls, the area is also know for the Sesriem Canyon, Dead Vlei and herds of stately gemsbok (oryx). Most tours to Sossusvlie leave early in the morning as the dunes are best seen in the soft morning light when shadows are long and defined. By midday, the harsh desert sun flattens the landscape into a blur of ochres, browns and fawns.

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Fly-in Namibian safari
7 Day Namibia Fly-in Safari
7 days
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This seven-day luxury fly-in safari covers most of Namibia's best and most iconic safari destinations – the distinctive ochre dunes of Sossusvlei, the twisted, desolate landscape of Damaraland and the Kaokoveld where you're likely to spot the legendary desert-adapted elephant and Etosha, Namibia's ancient national park. Flying over this vast country, you'll also get an insight into its fascinating detail and incredible landscapes.

10 Day Best of Namibia-Safari
10 Day Best of Namibia Safari
10 days
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Take in many of the top attractions in this vast and fascinating country – the burnt-red dunes of Sossusvlei, the desolate Skeleton Coast, the quaint quasi-Bavarian seaside town of Swakopmund and the startling geographical features of Damaraland. Search for the desert-adapted elephants and lions and explore two different sections of Etosha National Park – all in the company of your own highly-experienced personal guide.