It is a very long trek to reach Sossusvlei, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of southwest Namibia. But once there, you have arrived at an enchanted place like none other. It is dominated by massive wind-sculpted sand dunes, some of the largest on Planet Earth . Their color ranges from orange at mid-day to vermillion in early morning or late afternoon. Sossusvlei is also the home of Deadvlei, an ancient hyperarid marsh with dessicated skeletal trees that have been there for over 800 years. In the dawn hours at Deadvlei, it feels like you have arrived on Planet Mars. The trip is worth it.