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Namib-Naukluft National Park is located in western Namibia. The park is located between the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and the edge of the Great Escarpment.

The main feature of the Namib-Naukluft National Park is the Namib Desert, the Naukluft mountain range as well as the lagoon at Sandwich Harbour. The best known area of the park is Sossusvlei - a clay pan that is surrounded by sand dunes.

The harsh desert doesn't support many large animals but the spectacular scenery is what attracts people - and is completely worth it.


On your visit to Namib-Naukluft National Park, you can enjoy any of the following activities.

  • Viewing of desert-adapted wildlife
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Camping
  • Stargazing in the nights
  • Climbing sand dunes
  • Bird watching
  • Hot-air balloon scenery viewing

When To Visit

Namib-Naukluft National Park can be visited at any time of the year. The climate is mostly the same hot and dry desert conditions all year round.

All you need to do is align your timing with the rest of your travel plans. Most people do visit in the summer because that is when they get to travel.

Getting There

Namib-Naukluft National Park is located 200 kilometres west of Windhoek - Namibia's capital city. The drive from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft should take you about 3 hours.

You should move in a 4X4 capable car which can handle the desert.

Where To Stay

There are plenty of options for your accommodation in Namib-Naukluft National Park. You can choose luxury lodge options, guest houses or any of the several camping sites.

Because of star-gazing, camping is very popular.

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