After spending two nights at Buellsport we had to make an early start early for Sesriem and the famous Sossusvlei dunes. The park opens at 6AM. The drive to the main entrance was only around 1 1⁄2 hrs but from there you have another hour to the dunes themselves. Instead of driving the last 7kms in deep deep sand ourselves, we took the shuttle option, which is very regular and less stressful! Sossusvlei is lined by exotic, brightly colored dunes. Each hour of the day is unique and as the day carries on, new colors are constantly presenting themselves, whether on the dunes, orange, maroon, or pink, or against the Tsaris Mountains, blue and deep purples, in addition to the yellows and tans of the dancing grasses, it is easy to feel enlightened while visiting Sossusvlei on safari in Namibia. It is also home to ostrich, springbok, and oryx who roam the area like some prehistoric creatures living on another planet.
We spent the morning exploring these incredible, mountainous dunes and the nearby Deadvlei dunes too before heading back to the main gate and to Sesriem.