LP's World's top 10 parks #1 Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Geplaatst op Thursday 11 April 2013, door webmaster. Bron: Lonely Planet

"However stunning the pictures, they just can't do justice to these must-see destinations - our pick of the world's top 10 parks and preserves. #1 Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia"   Says Lonely Planet

Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia

The steaming sands of Namib Naukluft National Park are the most perfect stretch of desolate desert - even photographs of the windswept ridges elicit thirst. The dunes at Sossusvlei, commonly believed to be the oldest in the world, are the preserve's biggest draw. The forceful winds that swerve through the terrain have carved out hills as high as 300m. Strong thermal winds also make hot-air ballooning a popular way to discover the preserve from a different angle. From up in the air, the undulating terrain almost looks like the curling waves of an orange ocean. Hire a 4WD vehicle or certain sections will be out of bounds.

Camp sites exist throughout the park except at Sandwich Harbour, where camping is not allowed