The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name Namib is of Nama origin and means “vast place”. The Namib Desert is often referred to as the world’s oldest desert and has been in existence for some 43 million years, remaining unchanged in its present form.
Area: 81 000 km²
Situated along the south-western coast of the African continent. One of the oldest and largest deserts, the Namib stretches inland from the Atlantic Ocean, covering large area of Namibia and parts of Angola and South Africa in the Northern Cape.
There are four sections in the park: Sossusvlei and Sesriem, Naukluft, Namib section and Sandwich Harbour.
Sossusvlei is the Namib Desert’s most famous pan, but Deadvlei, a few kilometres away, is much more photogenic. Thanks to its interesting geological conditions, the Namib is one of the most interesting deserts in the world. The Namib Desert has some of the world’s highest sand dunes (they reach up to 400 metres), which mean great views and great sandboarding.