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Namib Desert-One of the oldest and largest deserts

Red sand dunes and skeletal trees make Namibia the closest thing we have toMars on Earth.

Africa, May 24 (Uitv) - The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name Namib is of Nama origin and means "vast place".


Annual precipitation ranges from 2 millimetres (0.079 in) in the most arid regions to 200 millimetres (7.9 in) at the escarpment, making the Namib the only true desert in southern Africa.


The Namib is almost completely uninhabited by humans except for several small settlements and indigenous pastoral groups, including the Ovahimba and Obatjimba Herero in the north, and the Topnaar Nama in the central region.


The combination of sea and sand will hold your eyes for hours 


Southern Namib comprises a vast dune sea with some of the tallest and most spectacular dunes of the world, ranging in color from pink to vivid orange. In the Sossusvlei area, several dunes exceed 300 meters (980 feet) in height.

There is a small village Beta, near the desert that is an amazing place for photographers


The complexity and regularity of dune patterns in its dune sea have attracted the attention of geologists for decades, but it remains poorly understood.


The Namib Desert was also the filming location for Mad Max: Fury Road.


Most rivers flow underground and/or are dry for most of the year, and even when they are not, they usually drain into endorheic basins, without reaching the sea.

Welwitschia plant, known as living fossil that is found only in the Namib Desert


Vegetation and wildlife are seemingly scarce in any desert and this is one of the most harshest environments in Namibia. Wild flowers in the Namib Desert can be defined as growing in the following areas:


The southern Namib - is characterized by winter rainfall and succulent plants falling into the northernmost extension of the Succulent Karoo biome of southern Africa.


The central Namib - The central Namib provides a number of habitats for plants, notably expansive gravel and gypsum plains, rocky outcrops and dry river courses with associated drainage lines.

It is a nice place where you can find the magical beauty of nature


The northern Namib – is a very dry place with low and unpredictable ranges and amounts of rainfall varying from zero to over 100mm. Rain and the chances of it become less towards the coast. It is fog that provides reliable moisture and as with the central Namib area, a fog belt can stretch some 20 and 30 km inland and on occasions further inland.


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