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Sossusvlei

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Deserts, Tours
Activities: Hot-air ballooning, Viewing wildlife, Driving
Description: This area is best known for its sand dunes, which are often considered the highest in the world.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Dead vlei is beautiful, the dunes at sunrise are worth many pictures, especially if you are lucky enough to see a oryx nearby, but seeing it all from the top of big daddy is amazing! So, go early, stop to take as many pictures as you want, skip dune 45, but most importantly climb big daddy. It is a grueling... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had great weather. The dunes were red, the sky blue and some of the dry ground white. Just breath taking. Dali must have been there! Take a long walk - not on dune 45. That one is overcrowded. Drive into the area to the mre remote parking places. Schakals are curious and come pretty close. Completely harmless.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Most folks stay outside of the Namib Naukluft Park and get permits to go Deadvlei Hiddenvlei and Dune 54. The problem is if you want to photograph a sunrise or a sunset you cannot enter into the park even with a permit before sunrise and you have to be outside the park by sunset. Even if you are at the... More

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Formby, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Leave campsite as soon as gate opens and stop and watch the sun rise, we chose the dune at 35 km, not as crowded and lovely shape at sunrise. Then drove onto dead Vlei not to be missed a unique place, climbed the dune then ran down the side. By midday most people had left we had a picnic under... More

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Managua, Nicaragua
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Getting into the park at sunrise is a must. The low sun gives color to the dunes and creates the shadows and curved lines of the ridges. Saw Zebras, Oryx, Ostrich, and Jackals on the ride to the dunes. Hike to the top of the Big Daddy for great views and loads of fun coming down.

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Mexico City
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29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Amazing place with lots of great views of the dunes, dry lakes and animals. A photographer paradise. Just be sure to be there early in the morning, when you have the best light for seeing the color of the dunes. Sossusvlei is by itself a very good reason to go to Namibia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We first went to Baharyia Oasis where we spent one night in an eco lodge. Next morning, we went to the White Desert where we camped for a night. An amazing experience to walk in moonlight and see the eyes of foxes sparkling. Next morning, the sunrise was out of this place. A must see.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

If I thought the highlight of our Namibia tour was to be Etosha, I was entirely wrong. Nothing could match the awe-inspiring dunes at Sossusvlei. You need to be at the gate just before sunrise so that you appreciate the full beauty of the shadows and the atmosphere of this magical scenery. The memory lives with me every day and... More

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Strand, South Africa
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were camping in Sesriem Camping site ...the entrance to Sossusvlei Desert to have permission to be early on the road to the dunes with sunrise. Then you will get the most beautifull photo's. The dunes is stunning early morning and also late afternoon with long shadows. Deadvlei is a must to see and is worth walking all the way... More

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Athens, Greece
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32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

and authentic places you will see in your life. The red colour of the sand, the black of its shadow, the clouds and the namibian sky, which is one with the brightest colours, will turn your adventure into something unforgettable. Try to go very early in the morning to catch the orange clouds, climb on your dune, and don't be... More

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