What to see in Namibia
Tourist attractions Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei is one of Namibia's most popular tourist attractions, located in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. It is a basin surrounded by high reddish dunes, which have been formed over millions of years by wind and sand. The Sossusvlei dunes are some of the highest in the world, with some as high as 300 metres. Inside, there is a dry lake that is often covered with a white salt crust, creating a striking contrast with the red colour of the dunes. Sossusvlei is especially spectacular at sunrise and sunset, when the dunes take on intense golden and reddish hues.
In addition to the dunes, Sossusvlei is home to other fascinating landscapes, such as the Sesriem Canyon, which was formed millions of years ago by the erosion of sandstone. It is also possible to see animals such as giraffes, antelopes and jackals in the park, as well as numerous birds, including eagles, vultures and ostriches. All in all, Sossusvlei is a must-see destination for any nature lover and photographer who wants to experience the beauty and majesty of Namibia's desert landscape