The Namib Desert is considered the oldest desert in the world and is also one of the largest. 

The name Namib comes from the local word Nama which means ‘vast place’, with the local people being called the Nama.

The Namib Desert, one of the top travel destinations in Namibia, is a must-see on safaris to this fascinating part of Southern Africa.

The ochre-coloured dunes of the Namib Desert are iconic of Namibia as a country and the renowned Sossusvlei Dune area of this arid desert region is especially well-loved for its towering red-orange sand dunes. 

Namibia’s Namib Desert is an ideal place to experience the vastness of Africa’s desert landscapes, soaking up the peace and quiet like nowhere else on earth.

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