Best Places To Stay In Sossusvlei
Dramatic and iconic; Sossusvlei is probably Namibia's best-known and most stunning attraction. Located in the South-Western part of Namibia within Africa's largest conservation area, the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is often referred to as the unmissable attraction of Namibia. It is a large, white, salt and clay pan that is a great destination to visit all year round.
Sossusvlei translates into 'dead-end marsh' because, although it's a drainage basin of the Tsauchab River, there are no outflows from the pan. The convergence of the dunes prevent any outflows forming. In an exceptional rainy season, the pan fills with water which provides 'glass-like' photos that reflect the dunes in the water. Surrounding the basin however, are the world-famous red dunes. These sand dunes are some of the highest in the world, with some reaching up to four-hundred metres which also provide photographic enthusiasts with plenty of photo opportunities, especially at sunrise or sunset.
The activities do not end at just photographing the dunes, a variety of other activities are on offer in the area including climbing the dunes, hot air ballooning, scenic flights and quad buggy nature trails. As well as the iconic dunes, there is a variety of other landscapes and other points of interest around the area. If you are to travel far enough there are The Naukuft Mountains to the South which contain a copious amount of luscious vegetation and are certainly worth discovering. We recommend visiting in between May and October as this is the driest and coolest part of the year which makes exploring easier and more comfortable.
Although located remotely, the lodges near to Sossusvlei still maintain a fantastic level of class and luxury wih the most luxurious being Little Kulala which takes accommodation to another level and is certainly worth visiting. Below are a handful of our favourite lodges in which we would recommend you to stay in.