12. Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert. Sossusvlei is within the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the largest conservation area in Africa, and its sand dunes are regarded as the highest sand dunes in the world.

Sossusvlei is one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia, and the sand dunes at Sossusvlei are just one excellent reason to visit Namibia. The best time to view Sossusvlei is close at sunrise and sunset as the colours are strong and are constantly changing, allowing for wonderful photographic opportunities. The midday heat is intense and best spent in the shade.