Dunes, Desert-Adapted Wildlife, and Dark Skies in Desert Namibia
Desert Namibia: Exploring the Namib Desert and Damaraland Dunescapes
Rugged Landscapes, Extraordinary Remoteness, and Unexpected Beauty in Desert Namibia
Anyone who loves the world's wild places is naturally attracted to savannah, forest, and mountains.The wilder and more remote the better. Few places invoke the 'lost in the world' feeling quite like the desert. Desert Namibia in particular holds scenes of apparent desolation that, on closer observation, brim with life, beauty, and the Earth's oldest stories. Along isolated gravel tracks, through mountains of volcanic black and searing red dunes, this scenery is hypnotic.
An exploration of wildest Namibia is an exercise in solitude. There is not much of humanity to observe here - and the locals themselves are a marvel of subsistence, a reminder of how little we actually need to survive. Tufts of plants peeking through the gravel make the presence of wildlife a mystery, a myth - until one stumbles across a perfect print in the sand. You're alone with desert-adapted animals that underscore the 'wild' in wildlife. From the well-trodden tourist attractions of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei to the astonishing quiet of Namib Rand and incredible encounters with desert-adapted wildlife in Damaraland, explore desert Namibia with us.