what to see / Namib Naukluft National Park


Visitors are quite often amazed at the fauna and flora of this nature reserve. In many parts of the desert and the barren mountain world, where nothing seems to grow, game can be seen. Oryx wander across the hot plains shimmering in the heat between the red dunes near Sossusvlei – or suddenly appear right out of the sand sea. Small herds of springbok are resting on the vast gravel plains, and Hartmann’s mountain zebra agilely take flight into the mountains on rocky paths. At the foot of enormous dunes and along dry riverbeds gnarled old Camel thorn trees are growing, and from a red dune the juicy light-green of a Nara plant catches the eye. Covering 50,000km2, this park is the largest nature conservation area in Africa and one of the biggest in the world. The park stretches from the Swakop River in the north down to the tar road between Aus and Lüderitz in the south, from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the central plateau in the east. The park consists ... read more  Read More