The sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert are often referred to as the highest dunes in the world. Various arguments are laid out to support this claim, but all miss the point, which is that Sossusvlei is surely one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia. Located in the Namib Naukluft park, the largest conservation area in Africa, and fourth largest in the world - the sand dunes at Sossusvlei are just one excellent reason to visit Namibia.

The best time to view Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset; the colours are strong and constantly changing, allowing for wonderful photographic opportunities. The midday heat is intense and best spent in the shade.

'Vlei' is the Afrikaans word for a shallow depression filled with water (well, a depression that might sometimes be filled with water!), and the name 'Sossusvlei' should strictly only be applied to the pan that lies at the place where the dunes close in, preventing the waters of the Tsauchab River from flowing any further - that is, on the rare occasions that the river does flow as far as this. During exceptional rainy seasons, Sossusvlei may fill with water, causing Namibians to flock there to witness the grand sight, but normally it is bone dry. This particular 'vlei' is actually a more-or-less circular, hard-surfaced depression that is almost entirely surrounded by sharp-edged dunes, beyond which lies a formidable sea of rolling sand, stretching in unbroken immensity all the way to the coast. However, the name 'Sossusvlei' nowdays applies to the whole area - an area that encompasses the great plain of the Tsauchab River together with the red dunes that march along like giant sentinels to south and north of the plain.

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Ilkurot Primary & Nursery School is located approximately 30km north of Arusha, Tanzania in a Maasai village called Ilkurot (meaning "dusty place").
From 2008, we have begun to assist in Esilalei, a Maasai village along the shores of Lake Manyara. Together with Into Africa UK and Belafrica (Europe), we have built their first classroom - a Nursery school for 120 students.
Le Manyatta & Matimu Primary Schools are located approximately 20km north of Arusha, Tanzania in a Maasai village called Le Manyatta (meaning 'protected place' in the Maa language). They are schools that was built approximately thirty years ago by the Tanzanian government, beginning as 3 mud classrooms.

The InKredible Namibia Namibia

Search for Desert Rhino & Other Rare Wildlife on an Exclusive Fly-In Adventure
The itinerary below is for our 2017 trips.

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Duration : 10 Days
Locations : Namibia


Namibia Signature Safari Namibia

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. On arrival you will connect with your scheduled flight to Windhoek, Namibia.

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Duration : 10 Days
Locations : Namibia


Tribal And Tales Namibia Namibia

Etosha, Himba Tribes, Sossusvlei Dunes, and a Desert Hike

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Duration : 14 Days
Locations : Namibia


Out of Africa Botswana Namibia Safari Experience Botswana Namibia

See the incredible great migration in Kenya’s Masai Mara, a photographer's dream, on this small-group adventure that gets you close to the action.

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Duration : 16 Days
Locations : Botswana | Namibia

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