If your travels include Namibia, the Sossusvlei is a must visit. Sossusvlei is a huge and white clay pan that is surrounded by large and red dunes. These dunes prevent the waters of Tsauchab River from reaching the salt pan. This is a rare occurrence as the desert conditions of the Namib Desert prevent these waters from reaching the pan. The salt pan is at the heart of the largest conservation area in Africa, the Namib-Naukluft National Park. This adds on to the appeal of exploring Sossusvlei which is probably Namibia’s most renowned attraction.
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This Canyon is close to the Namib-Naukluft Park. The Canyon is unique as it holds water all year round despite the hot and dry conditions. The Sesriem was named by the Afrikaans explorers from the region. The name Sesriem came up due to the six leather straps that they had to use to fetch water from the canyon. (six – ses and straps – riem ). Over the years the Tsauchab River has shaped the rock formations around the canyon into one beautiful site.
This is a world-renowned dune. It has a fascinating shape and is easily accessible. These two factors have contributed to it becoming the most photographed dune in the world. It is forty-five kilometers from the gates of Namib-Naukluft Park hence the name Dune 45. It is over eight meters high and offers an aesthetically pleasing panoramic view of the valley.
The Deadvlei is a rather unique destination to visit. It’s a rather contrasting sight from the Sossusvlei. It is full of dead and dark trees that contrast the white floor of the salt pan. These trees died after sand dunes blocked the river from accessing the area. The remain undecomposed due to the hot area. The Deadvlei makes for an intriguing photography site.
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