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Namibia is spectacularly barren. We visited Sossusvlei in the central region of the Namib desert, a place famous for dunes. This is the Namibia of postcards. Under bright blue skies, red dunes rise abruptly from sandy yellow grasslands interspersed by white salt pans. Old rivercourses cut across the sand and disappear into shimmering mirages.
Dunescapes in the Namib, world's oldest desert full of the brightest landscape colors.
Many of the dunes rise 300 meters over flat salt pans. It's a tough workout to climb one, bring plenty of water, and don't get discouraged when sand beetles run past you.
We don't recognize any plantlife here in Namibia, a lot of it is unique to this region.
Sun sets on dune summiters.