Where is Sossusvlei located?

Where is Sossusvlei located?

Sossusvlei Lodge is located at the Entrance Gate to Namib Naukluft Park, in Namibia. The lodge is the ideal destination for travellers in quest of Namibia’s untamed beauty. The Namib-Naukluft Park is a national park of Namibia encompassing part of the Namib Desert and the Naukluft mountain range.

How do I get to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge?

&Beyond Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve A 1hr 15min fixed-wing or a 1hr 30min helicopter flight from Windhoek, followed by a short 10min road transfer to the lodge.

Which side is Sossusvlei?

The Sossusvlei Region is situated in south-western Namibia and is characterised mainly by the Namib Naukluft Park and its highlight Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei.

What time does Sossusvlei open?

The gates open at sunrise and close at sunset. The Sossusvlei pan is about 65km and an hour’s drive from the park gates.

How much does it cost to go to Sossusvlei?

For two people, expect to pay around 3000 Namibian dollars or 215 USD per person. As you can see, this method costs about half of what the organized tour costs. Below, I will explain, step-by-step, how to visit Sossusvlei independently.

Where is Dune 7 located?

The Dune 7 in Walvis Bay , Namibia is a wonder. The expansive swathed of high sand dunes just adjacent and parallel to the Atlantic Ocean coastline is a convergrnce of two extremes -the Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert. The two ecosystems create a cool environment under an otherwise scorching desert sun.

Can you fly to Sossusvlei?

Day 1: Flight to Sossusvlei and Sossusvlei Lodge Depart from Eros Airport in Windhoek with a Cessna 210 or Cessna Caravan to the Sossusvlei area. After about one hour scenic flight, you will be dropped off at the Sossusvlei Lodge in the Sossuvlei area.

Do you need a 4×4 to go to Sossusvlei?

Namibia’s mountain passes are beautifully scenic, but are also steep and rocky, and definitely require a 4×4 vehicle. Some of the other Namibian highlights which can only be reached by 4×4 are: Sossusvlei Dunes and Dead Vlei, Namib Desert.

How much time do you need in Sossusvlei?

Sossusvlei is located about 350km southwest of Windhoek. If you’re planning to visit as part of a Namibia road trip, a day should be enough time (6 – 8 hours).

Is Dune 7 the highest dune in the world?

Big Daddy is the tallest dune in Sossusvlei but not in the Namib Desert – that honor belongs to the giant 383m Dune 7.

What is the biggest dune in the world?

Duna Federico Kirbus – Catamarca, Argentina. The Duna Federico Kirbus is the highest dune in the world, measuring a whopping 1234 meters in height (2845 above sea level).

What should I wear to Sossusvlei?

Wear closed footwear, not flip-flops or sandals. The sand becomes extremely hot and can easily burn your feet. 11. The most important of our tips for visiting Sossusvlei is to take at least 2-3 litres of water per person – especially if you plan to climb Big Daddy sand dune.

Why are dunes red?

The sand dunes in the Sossusvlei area are known as ‘star dunes’ due to the shape formed when the wind approaches from all directions. As a result, the dunes hardly move. 8. The sand in the region is given its distinctive red colour from the layer of iron oxide which coats it.