The Sossusvlei area is located in the southern part of the Namib Desert in Namibia

This section of C27 road is situated just few kilometres from Sesriem Campsite
This section of C27 road is situated just few kilometres from Sesriem Campsite.
A lonely tree grows along C27 road
A lonely tree grows along C27 road.
C27 road
C27 road.
The reception of Sesriem Campsite is situated inside this building
The reception of Sesriem Campsite is situated inside this building.
A large bus with tourists arrived in Sesriem Campsite and rented a camping pitch
A large bus with tourists arrived in Sesriem Campsite and rented a camping pitch.
Namibia Wildlife Resorts Sesriem Camping
Namibia Wildlife Resorts Sesriem Camping.
Sesriem Camping is situated just a short drive from Sesriem Canyon
Sesriem Camping is situated just a short drive from Sesriem Canyon.
A palm tree decorates Sesriem Camping
A palm tree decorates Sesriem Camping.
This lovely Namibian girl works at the reception of Sesriem Camping
This lovely Namibian girl works at the reception of Sesriem Camping.
This beautiful Namibian girl works at the reception of Sesriem Camping
This beautiful Namibian girl works at the reception of Sesriem Camping.
Sesriem Camping is located perfectly at the entry to Sossusvlei inside the park gate
Sesriem Camping is located perfectly at the entry to Sossusvlei inside the park gate.
Sesriem Camping is located right beside the gate into the desert
Sesriem Camping is located right beside the gate into the desert.
We stayed at this camping pitch number 2 at Sesriem Campsite
We stayed at this camping pitch number 2 at Sesriem Campsite.
The camping pitch number 2 at Sesriem Campsite is equipped with electric power
The camping pitch number 2 at Sesriem Campsite is equipped with electric power.
Sesriem Campsite is perfect for campers who want to experience the beauty of the Namib Desert
Sesriem Campsite is perfect for campers who want to experience the beauty of the Namib Desert.
The camping pitch number 2 at Sesriem Campsite is equipped with electric light
The camping pitch number 2 at Sesriem Campsite is equipped with electric light.
The camping pitch number 2 at Sesriem Campsite is equipped with the simple outdoor water tap
The camping pitch number 2 at Sesriem Campsite is equipped with the simple outdoor water tap.
There are clean communal showers and restrooms in Sesriem Campsite
There are clean communal showers and restrooms in Sesriem Campsite.
Dune 45 is a star dune in the Sossusvlei area of the Namib Desert
Dune 45 is a star dune in the Sossusvlei area of the Namib Desert.
The name of Dune 45 comes from the fact that it is at the 45th kilometre from Sesriem park gate
The name of Dune 45 comes from the fact that it is at the 45th kilometre from Sesriem park gate.
These trees are beside Dune 45
These trees are beside Dune 45.
Dune 45 is composed of 5-million-year-old sand that was accumulated by the Orange River from the Kalahari Desert and then blown here
Dune 45 is composed of 5-million-year-old sand that was accumulated by the Orange River from the Kalahari Desert and then blown here.
This is the base of Dune 45
This is the base of Dune 45.
A photographer is beside a tree which grows near Dune 45
A photographer is beside a tree which grows near Dune 45.
This dune is located near Sossusvlei parking lot
This dune is located near Sossusvlei parking lot.
This sand ripple pattern can be observed near Sossusvlei parking lot
This sand ripple pattern can be observed near Sossusvlei parking lot.
The Sossusvlei area is characterized by high sand dunes of vivid pink-to-orange color
The Sossusvlei area is characterized by high sand dunes of vivid pink-to-orange color.
This is how the Sossusvlei area looks just before the sunset
This is how the Sossusvlei area looks just before the sunset.
Traces of the car are on the sand
Traces of the car are on the sand.
A vivid pink-to-orange color is an indication of a high concentration of iron in the sand and consequent oxidation processes
A vivid pink-to-orange color is an indication of a high concentration of iron in the sand and consequent oxidation processes.
Fauna in the Sossusvlei area mostly comprises small animals that can survive with little water
Fauna in the Sossusvlei area mostly comprises small animals that can survive with little water.
Just a tree
Just a tree.
Water tanks are installed at Sossusvlei parking lot
Water tanks are installed at Sossusvlei parking lot.
Sossusvlei is one of the most photographed places in Subsaharan Africa
Sossusvlei is one of the most photographed places in Subsaharan Africa.
Sossusvlei is a place of fascinating and surrealistic landscapes
Sossusvlei is a place of fascinating and surrealistic landscapes.
This is an ordinary tree at Sossusvlei just before the sunset
This is an ordinary tree at Sossusvlei just before the sunset.
The interesting landscape makes the Sossusvlei area one of the most photographed in the world
The interesting landscape makes the Sossusvlei area one of the most photographed in the world.
The best time to view Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset
The best time to view Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset.
The colours of the Sossusvlei area are strong and constantly changing, allowing for wonderful photographic opportunities
The colours of the Sossusvlei area are strong and constantly changing, allowing for wonderful photographic opportunities.
This is a sandy ground of the Sossusvlei area just before the sunset
This is a sandy ground of the Sossusvlei area just before the sunset.
This is a huge tree at the Sossusvlei area just before the sunset
This is a huge tree at the Sossusvlei area just before the sunset.
This is how a tree at the Sossusvlei area looks like before the sunset
This is how a tree at the Sossusvlei area looks like before the sunset.
Sand dunes at the Sossusvlei area as seen from the distance
Sand dunes at the Sossusvlei area as seen from the distance.
This is just a large tree at the Sossusvlei area
This is just a large tree at the Sossusvlei area.
These are the spines of a large acacia tree at the Sossusvlei area
These are the spines of a large acacia tree at the Sossusvlei area.
This is a forked trunk of a large acacia tree at the Sossusvlei area
This is a forked trunk of a large acacia tree at the Sossusvlei area.
These are ordinary trees at the Sossusvlei area
These are ordinary trees at the Sossusvlei area.
This forest at the Sossusvlei area consists of acacia trees
This forest at the Sossusvlei area consists of acacia trees.
Some acacia trees at the Sossusvlei area are very large
Some acacia trees at the Sossusvlei area are very large.
“2x4 parking” at the Sossusvlei area as seen from the distance
“2x4 parking” at the Sossusvlei area as seen from the distance.
This dead acacia tree of the Namib Desert is at the Sossusvlei area
This dead acacia tree of the Namib Desert is at the Sossusvlei area.
Sossusvlei is a strange and alien landscape
Sossusvlei is a strange and alien landscape.
Trees simply scorched in the sun at the Sossusvlei area
Trees simply scorched in the sun at the Sossusvlei area.
The rich red dunes that surround the Sossusvlei area owe their hue to age - over thousands of years, the sand has literally rusted
The rich red dunes that surround the Sossusvlei area owe their hue to age - over thousands of years, the sand has literally rusted.
The Sossusvlei area is not entirely without life - salsola shrubs and clumps of Nara melon stay alive due to morning mists
The Sossusvlei area is not entirely without life - salsola shrubs and clumps of Nara melon stay alive due to morning mists.
The salt pan of Sossusvlei in Namibia is located in the middle of the Namib-Naukluft Park in the area of the central Namib dunes
The salt pan of Sossusvlei in Namibia is located in the middle of the Namib-Naukluft Park in the area of the central Namib dunes.
Through the ages of time Namib-Naukluft Park has expanded and it is now the largest national park of Africa with nearly 50,000 square kilometers in size
Through the ages of time Namib-Naukluft Park has expanded and it is now the largest national park of Africa with nearly 50,000 square kilometers in size.
This is the valley where the Tsauchab river flows
This is the valley where the Tsauchab river flows.
In the morning, the valley of the Tsauchab river is covered with mist
In the morning, the valley of the Tsauchab river is covered with mist.
The valley of the Tsauchab river as seen from the road, the geo coordinates are the following: -24.636117, 15.649773
The valley of the Tsauchab river as seen from the road, the geo coordinates are the following: -24.636117, 15.649773.
The Namib-Naukluft Park was founded by German colonists in 1907
The Namib-Naukluft Park was founded by German colonists in 1907.
The Sossusvlei area in Namibia is more than 300 kilometers long and 140 kilometers wide and consists of seemingly endless sand dunes
The Sossusvlei area in Namibia is more than 300 kilometers long and 140 kilometers wide and consists of seemingly endless sand dunes.
Dead trees are said to be more than 900 years old
Dead trees are said to be more than 900 years old.
A forest of dead trees
A forest of dead trees.
A huge dead tree
A huge dead tree.
The name Sossus literally means “a place where water collects” and vlei is an Afrikaans word for “pan”
The name Sossus literally means “a place where water collects” and vlei is an Afrikaans word for “pan”.
The Namib desert is one of the oldest deserts in the world
The Namib desert is one of the oldest deserts in the world.
A forest of dead trees looks fabulous at the sunrise
A forest of dead trees looks fabulous at the sunrise.
The spectacular red color of the dunes these days, is the result of the high iron content in the sand
The spectacular red color of the dunes these days, is the result of the high iron content in the sand.
The dunes in the Sossusvlei area have the warm tints of the sand, ranging from pale apricot to brick orange and deep red
The dunes in the Sossusvlei area have the warm tints of the sand, ranging from pale apricot to brick orange and deep red.
This dune is located near the observation platform situated at the following geo coordinates: -24.634099, 15.648925
This dune is located near the observation platform situated at the following geo coordinates: -24.634099, 15.648925.
This is Sossusvlei, this is the desert like I always imagined it
This is Sossusvlei, this is the desert like I always imagined it.
This dune is located at the following geo coordinates: -24.629610, 15.643866
This dune is located at the following geo coordinates: -24.629610, 15.643866.
A dead tree is on the background of the sand dune
A dead tree is on the background of the sand dune.
A dead tree is on the background of blue sky
A dead tree is on the background of blue sky.
A dead tree is on the background of the pink dune and blue sky
A dead tree is on the background of the pink dune and blue sky.
The tree grows near the Tsauchab river
The tree grows near the Tsauchab river.
The tree grows at the bank of the Tsauchab river
The tree grows at the bank of the Tsauchab river.
This is the bank of the Tsauchab river
This is the bank of the Tsauchab river.
Sossusvlei is a “must-see” tourist destination
Sossusvlei is a “must-see” tourist destination.

The Tsauchab river is surrounded by a riparian forest

This asphalt road connects Sossusvlei pan and Sesriem Campsite
This asphalt road connects Sossusvlei pan and Sesriem Campsite.
The car is located at the following geo coordinates: -24.644137, 15.651803
The car is located at the following geo coordinates: -24.644137, 15.651803.
Maerua crassifolia blooms at the bank of the Tsauchab river
Maerua crassifolia blooms at the bank of the Tsauchab river.
In the Nama language Sossus means something like “blind river” and refers to the Tsauchab river
In the Nama language Sossus means something like “blind river” and refers to the Tsauchab river.
A bush with tiny leaves grows at the bank of the Tsauchab river
A bush with tiny leaves grows at the bank of the Tsauchab river.
A lonely dead tree is at the bank of the Tsauchab river
A lonely dead tree is at the bank of the Tsauchab river.
Sossusvlei's mountainous dunes lie at the end of the erosional trough formed by the Tsauchab river
Sossusvlei's mountainous dunes lie at the end of the erosional trough formed by the Tsauchab river.
This is just a shrub at the bank of the Tsauchab river
This is just a shrub at the bank of the Tsauchab river.

The Sossusvlei asphalt road intersects the dry bed of the Tsauchab river at the following geo coordinates: 24°38'42.6"S 15°39'06.9"E.

The sand covers the bank of the Tsauchab river
The sand covers the bank of the Tsauchab river.
The Tsauchab river
The Tsauchab river.
This is the dry bed of the Tsauchab river
This is the dry bed of the Tsauchab river.
The asphalt road intersects the dry bed of the Tsauchab river
The asphalt road intersects the dry bed of the Tsauchab river.
A funny dead tree
A funny dead tree.
The funny dead tree looks like the letter “V”
The funny dead tree looks like the letter “V”.
Sossusvlei's mountainous dunes lie at the end of the erosional trough formed by the Tsauchab river
Sossusvlei's mountainous dunes lie at the end of the erosional trough formed by the Tsauchab river.
Sesriem Canyon is located about 4 km from Sesriem settlement
Sesriem Canyon is located about 4 km from Sesriem settlement.

Sesriem Canyon

Sesriem Canyon is the second most important tourist attraction in the area after Sossusvlei
Sesriem Canyon is the second most important tourist attraction in the area after Sossusvlei.
Sesriem Canyon is a natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab river in the local sedimentary rock
Sesriem Canyon is a natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab river in the local sedimentary rock.
This is the soil which surrounds Sesriem Canyon
This is the soil which surrounds Sesriem Canyon.
Sesriem Canyon is about a kilometre (0.6 mile) long and up to 30 meters (100 feet) deep
Sesriem Canyon is about a kilometre (0.6 mile) long and up to 30 meters (100 feet) deep.
The name Sesriem is Afrikaans and means “six belts”
The name Sesriem is Afrikaans and means “six belts”.
Sesriem Canyon is located approximately 4.5 km from the entrance gate of Namib-Naukluft National Park
Sesriem Canyon is located approximately 4.5 km from the entrance gate of Namib-Naukluft National Park.
Sesriem Canyon is narrow at places, however it is worth exploring due to the stunning rock formations that will captivate your attention
Sesriem Canyon is narrow at places, however it is worth exploring due to the stunning rock formations that will captivate your attention.
Sesriem is often only thought of as just a gateway to the famous and amazing Sossusvlei, but it is also home to Sesriem Canyon
Sesriem is often only thought of as just a gateway to the famous and amazing Sossusvlei, but it is also home to Sesriem Canyon.
Dunes as seen from Sesriem Canyon
Dunes as seen from Sesriem Canyon.
Sesriem Canyon is a natural gorge carved millions of years ago by the once mighty Tsauchab river
Sesriem Canyon is a natural gorge carved millions of years ago by the once mighty Tsauchab river.
There are parking facilities so that visitors can park their vehicles and take a walk through Sesriem Canyon
There are parking facilities so that visitors can park their vehicles and take a walk through Sesriem Canyon.
A tree grows near Sesriem Canyon
A tree grows near Sesriem Canyon.
A succulent tree with green pods grows near Sesriem Canyon
A succulent tree with green pods grows near Sesriem Canyon.
A succulent tree blooms near Sesriem Canyon
A succulent tree blooms near Sesriem Canyon.
A group of tourists arrived to Sesriem Canyon
A group of tourists arrived to Sesriem Canyon.
This tiny plant grows amidst the stones near Sesriem Canyon
This tiny plant grows amidst the stones near Sesriem Canyon.
This parking lot belongs to Namibia Wildlife Resorts Sesriem Camping
This parking lot belongs to Namibia Wildlife Resorts Sesriem Camping.
The parking lot of Namibia Wildlife Resorts Sesriem Camping is located beside the house containing the reception
The parking lot of Namibia Wildlife Resorts Sesriem Camping is located beside the house containing the reception.
There is a gas station at Sesriem Camping
There is a gas station at Sesriem Camping.
There are many camping pitches available at Sesriem Camping
There are many camping pitches available at Sesriem Camping.