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What to see in The Namib Desert

The Namib Desert Attractions

The Namib Desert boasts the dauntingly desolate landscape of the Skeleton Coast, some of the biggest sand dunes in the world, uniquely adapted desert wildlife, and a number of breathtaking natural attractions.

Highlights of the Skeleton Coast National Park include the Agate Mountain saltpans, the clay castles of Hoarusib, and the Cape fur seal colony at Cape Fria. The clay pans and huge orange sand dunes of Sossusvlei are among the most famous tourist attractions in Namibia.

One of the best places to stay when exploring the desert is the charming seaside resort of Swakopmund, located close to a number of superb desert landscapes. It has wonderful food, great beaches, and many water sports and extreme sports facilities.

Walvis Bay is a good base for travel in the Namib, particularly for birdwatchers. Many tour operators offer a variety of desert wildlife safaris, boat tours along the coast, and 4x4 jaunts through surreal terrain. Surfers should head to Skeleton Bay, and there will be no disappointment for those interested in dune boarding and scuba diving in Namibia.

Skeleton Coast National Park

The Skeleton Coast National Park is infamous for inaccessible shores and rough waters. The local San used to call it 'The Land God Made in Anger', while Portuguese sailors named it 'The Gates of Hell'.…

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The clay pans of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert are one of the must-see attractions in Namibia. The dunes are among the highest in the world, reaching more than 960 feet (300m), and are a wondrous…

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Swakopmund is an enchanting little seaside town in the middle of the Namib Desert, which has many colonial buildings and a distinctly German character. The region's food specialities include rock lobster,…

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