Sossusvlei represents the classic view of the Namib Desert of an ocean of sand, ‘waves’ that are made of bright red sand and dark shadows. Known as the ‘Sand Sea,’ it is sandwiched between the Atlantic’s cold Benguela Current and a rocky mountain escarpment that runs parallel more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) inland.
- The moon-like pans are grandly flanked by some of the world’s tallest dunes
- Sesriem Canyon is a cool, moist place in a barren and stark environment
- Despite low rainfall and lack of vegetation, the desert is filled with life