Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia (with Map & Photos)

Namib-Naukluft National Park Namibia

Among the desert African landscapes, there are also quite remarkable ones; in Namibia there is a unique Namib-Naukluft National Park. It can be considered the best place in Africa for contemplating surreal landscapes. The reserve amazes with a variety of incredible attractions. It is difficult to imagine that thousands of years ago the turbulent Tsauchab River flowed through these desolate and lifeless places, along the banks of which trees and shrubs grew.

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Namib-Naukluft National Park Namibia

When the river changed its course, the climate in this area changed dramatically, and all the once mighty trees dried up. Today, their lifeless silhouettes along with endless sands form the basis of a unique landscape. Namib-Naukluft National Park is the fourth largest in the world with an area of ​​49,768 sq. km. One of the most interesting places in the national reserve is the clay plateau of Sossusflei, located in the very center of the desert. It is here that you can see the world's largest sand dunes, as well as the world famous Dead Valley, which is famous for the numerous skeletons of dried trees.

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Namib-Naukluft National Park Namibia

Beautiful red sandstone dunes, incredible "moon landscapes", dead trees, which are more than 500 years old - these are just some of the incredible objects that can be seen in the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia. Typical representatives of African fauna - lions, elephants, rhinos and giraffes, as well as many species of birds, which most actively flock to these places during the rainy season, also live on the territory of the reserve.

Namib-Naukluft National Park Map