Take a tour of Desert Landscape of Sossusvlei in Namibia — part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
One of the most compelling features of Namibia is the astounding landscape of Sossusvlei, a part of the Namib desert.
This clay-pan, even though situated in a desert, is occasionally flooded by the Tsauchab River, but mostly remains dry year round.
Hiking and trekking on the huge red sand dunes is an incredible experience as you get to gorge on the colorful and ethereal panorama around.
For a comfortable stay amidst an adventure, there are numerous guest houses and lodges for those who seek to travel to this awe-inspiring land.
One can sight numerous dead trees in the landscape, especially in the region called Dead Vlei.
These were known to be the camel-thorn trees, green and very much alive, until they stopped receiving water from Tsauchab River.
What makes Sossusvlei really interesting is that the shape of the dunes keeps on changing because of the strong wind currents that blow in the desert.
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