The word “Namib” comes from the native tongue of the South African Nama, meaning “vast place”. In a land of giant sand dunes, sprawling clay pans and scattered mountain outcrops, no more of an adequate description can be made – however it’s not just the geology that embodies this vastness, the sheer beauty that hides in this dry part of the world offers a wide sweeping beauty too. It’s in those precious moments where the sun first kisses the dunes, painting colours across the landscape as it opens up new spectrums of beauty in the sand. It’s in those evenings in the canyons, watching the tiny geckos scurry across the rocks to hunt down bugs for their dinner. It’s under the stars, listening to the wild jackals call to their family members as the cool air sets in.
- Camping within the park allows us to see the spectacular colours of Dune 45 at sunrise
- Stand atop the huge ‘Big Daddy’ sand dune after a desert hike
- Sit by the fire watching the stars of the desert sky before retiring to your tent
- Visit the renowned Dead Vlei and Sossusvlei ancient lake beds in the middle of the desert with scattered skeleton camel thorn trees dating back over 1,000 years.