The Namib Naukluft Park is an ecologically protected area and was proclaimed in August 1979. The Park had an area of 49,800 km² and at the time of proclamation.



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  • Location

    The Namib-Naukluft Park is a national park in western Namibia, situated between the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and the edge of the Great Escarpment.

  • Best time to visit

    Namib-Naukluft is a premier travel destination in Namibia, mostly visited for its stunning desert scenery and less for its wildlife. Therefore, the park may be visited throughout the year, but the most comfortable time is during the cooler months from May to October

  • Animals

    The park hosts more than 50 species of mammals such as kudu, gemsbok, klipspringer, duiker, steenbok, giraffes, oryx, springbok, leopard, baboon, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, African wild cat, caracal and aardwolf.

    The Naukluft section of the park was created as a sanctuary for the endemic herbivorous species to the region including Namibia the Hartmann’s mountain zebra.

  • Birding

    Namib-Naukluft NP is a great birding destination with over 200 species recorded. The popular area of Sossusvlei is extremely dry and although there are some interesting species to be found, such as the dune lark, this is not a prime birding area.

    Some of the notable birds include Rueppell’s Bustard, Monteiro’s Hornbill, Dune Lark, Black-eared Sparrow-Lark, Kopje Warbler, and Karoo

  • Weather

    Namib-Naukluft National Park has a hot and extremely dry climate with very little rainfall. Temperatures can peak well above 38°C/100°F during summer (November to April), but nights can drop below freezing point in winter (October to April)

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