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Namib Desert

Northwestern Namibia's Splendid Isolation

Mark Sissons | Posted 10.08.2014 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Portuguese sailors who risked washing up on its deadly shore called this desolate region that runs north from of the coastal resort town of Swakopmund to the Angolan border the "The Gates of Hell." The Bushmen called it "The Land God Made in Anger." The Skeleton Coast is all those things, but undeniably beautiful too.

These Incredible Wide-Open Spaces Will Make You Ditch Your Fancy Travel Plans

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.26.2014 | Travel

Most of today's tourists stick to trendy hotels, ritzy restaurants and absurdly crowded cities. But travelers? They're a different story. They kno...

There's A Haunted, Abandoned German Village In The Namib Desert

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel

It's one thing to "happen upon" a deserted town, but it's another thing entirely when it's an abandoned German-style mining village -- in the Namib De...

WATCH: 'Fairy Circle' Theory Is Wrong, Scientists Say

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 05.22.2014 | Science

"Fairy circles" that form in the arid grasslands of Namibia have baffled scientists for decades. In the latest attempt to explain the cause of these ...

A "Moose", An Apple Pie -- In The Namibian Desert

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Our tour guide on the "Jewel of the Desert" luxury train said we were in for a treat today -- apple pie, Namibian apple pie! So up and early we left o...

6 Reasons to Go to Namibia

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 06.01.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

Right out of college I spent a year managing camps in Namibia. This might be part of the reason that Namibia is one of my favorite countries in Africa but I hope all the reasons below will be convincing for you as well.

Desolated Decadence: The Planet's Top Desert Retreats | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel

Tired of overcrowded beach holidays and of the hustle and bustle of urban escapes? To really get away from it all, it might be time to journey into the earth's most formidable deserts.

The Most Beautiful 'Dead' Place Ever

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Deadvlei is like a graveyard for trees, and for a place devoid of life, it's quite beautiful. Located inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia, D...

5 Stargazing Spots That Will Take Your Breath Away

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

There's nothing like looking up at a clear night sky and getting lost in the stars. Whether or not you can name the constellations, stargazing is ...

A Journey Through Namibia: Part I

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Namibia is very involved in protecting and conserving all of its animals so this was in keeping with its objectives. When we heard the lioness roaring near our rooms, we knew that we were lucky.

Mystery Of Desert's 'Fairy Circles' Solved.. Again

| Rachel Nuwer | Posted 08.21.2013 | Science

Every time a scientist thinks he’s solved the mystery of the fairy circles, someone else comes up with another answer. The bare, circular patches of...

Ballooning the World's Oldest Desert

Kevin Richberg | Posted 07.21.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

No trip to Namibia is complete without ascending the skies over the majestic Namib.

African 'Fairy Circle' Mystery Solved

Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/28/2013 02:04 PM EDT on LiveScience The "artists" behind bizarre, barren, grassl...

PHOTOS: Southern Africa's Desert Rose

Mark Sissons | Posted 10.07.2012 | Travel
Mark Sissons

On a continent where nature is demarcated by fences and reserves, often turning locals into trespassers and in some cases, poachers on their own ancestral lands, Namibia's conservancy program is rare conservation success story.

Dune Climbing on the Dark Continent

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

Of my excursions to the dark continent, perhaps the most interesting was to Namibia.