Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei

Dead Vlei in Sossusvlei

It took me a while to understand the difference between Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei. It took me reading a Guide Book to understand that they were not actually the same place. Let me explain.

Sossusvlei is the general area of dunes where we go to see the dunes. The famous dune belt is best observed here with Big Daddy as one of its most famous dunes. Within the Sossusvlei area is Dead Vlei and also the Sesriem Canyon. So yes, when you are going to Sossusvlei, you are bound to visit Dead Vlei. Sesriem Canyon is a bit out of the way and you need to ask to see this area otherwise you will miss it. As with so many other places in Namibia, these areas are best observed in the very early morning hours or late afternoon just before sunset.

Places to stay at thereĀ are plenty of. I have uploaded the photos of one of the may lodges in this area – Little Kulala. But there are literally a place for every budget.


Published by Mariette du Toit

Namibian born and raised, I am the owner Mariette du Toit Photography - where I share photos of the beautiful people I capture in my unique Namibian documentary style and Travelling Namibia where I share travelling tips with travellers across the globe through reviews on the lodges and campsites that I visit.

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