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Namib Naukluft Park


The Namib-Naukluft Park is Namibia’s largest nature reserve with a total area of around 50,000 square kilometers. It comprises a belt about 100 to 150 kilometres wide along the Namibian coastal desert, which begins in the north at the Swakop River valley and extends in the south to Lüderitz. The relevant part of this huge area is a concession area and is not accessible to people.

The northern part between Swakop and Kuiseb is called the Namib Section. A wide gravel road leads from Walvis Bay through the Namib Naukluft Park and gives an impression of the imposing landscapes of rugged mountain massifs and gravel plains. After passing the Kuiseb Rivier Bridge, you leave the park area.

Welwitchia Drive

The „Welwitschia Mirabilis“ is probably the most famous plant in Namibia. She is about 1000 years old, in some cases also older. in 1859, the ‚living fossil‘ was first discovered by the Austrian botanist Dr. Welwitsch and therefore named after him. The Welwitschia plant has only two leaves, which, however, are frayed by the wind over the years. It absorbs the water necessary for its growth via the humidity.

Welwitschias grow exclusively in the middle part of the Namib, about 40 to 120 kilometers from the coast. You can find the strange plants on the signposted Welwitschia Drive. A more interesting sight is the ride leads the bizarre, almost vegetation-free „lunar landscape“ along the Swakop Riviera. Around 450 million years ago, soft rock layers were deposited here, into which the river ate its way.

The scenic highlight in the Namib Naukluft Park is the drive to the Sossusvlei. It is located in the middle of the central Namib dunes, which make up the largest part of the park with an area of about 32,000 square kilometers.


Welwitschia Plains
Moon Landscape
Dead Vlei
Scenic flights


Tours available in Namib Naukluft Park

Twyfelftontein Engravings
N$ 68 725.00 /person
9 Days / 8 Nights
Our program takes in Sossusvlei at the Namib Naukluft Park, coastal town of Swakopmund (with a Living Desert Tour), on to the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein and the Damara Liv...
N$ 95 965.00 /person
16 Days / 15 Nights
A journey that takes you to the dunes at Sossusvlei and our coastal area of Swakopmund. Heading north into Damarland and the UNESCO heritage sight of Twyfelfontein with it’...
A tent kitted out with luxury bed and bedding
N$ 64 060.00 /person
14 Days / 13 Nights
This self-drive tour visits Okonjima, home of the AfriCat Foundation, a private concession bordering the western side of Etosha National Park and up to the Kunene River and Epup...
Kalahari anib 11
N$ 75 980.00 /person
13 Days / 12 Nights
A holiday program that highlights a few of Namibia’s conservation success stories. We firmly believe in this, as we were the first African country to incorporate protectio...
Terrace Bay Fauna & Flora 56 NWR 2018
N$ 68 780.00 /person
12 Days / 11 Nights
Experience the wonders of the ancient Namib Desert, the oldest desert on Earth. Embark on a journey to discover the breathtaking diversity of our coastline, from the mesmerizing...
Okonjima African Villa (3)
N$ 31 600.00 /person
10 Days / 9 Nights
Visit Mount Etjo before taking a journey through the world famous Etosha National Park – a game viewing delight. Experience the communal conservancy areas of Damaraland before a...
Living Desert
N$ 33 000.00 /person
10 Days / 9 Nights
This program is designed for those with children five years and above. We’ve attempted to create a balance of areas of interest for both parents and their children by visiting t...

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