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10 unforgettable desert adventures

By: Josh Lew on April 29, 2013, 11:29 a.m.
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Namib Desert

Namibia has the distinction of being one of the most sparsely populated countries on Earth. “Wide open spaces” is not a catchphrase or a tourism-industry tagline — it can be used as an actual description of the Namib Desert. This stark desert dominates the country with dunes, scrublands, low mountains and a surprising amount of wildlife.

Tour companies will take adventure seekers on days-long expeditions to see the best natural features in Namibia. The dunes areas draw many tourists, but with the right tour guide, it’s easy to get out into the desert and to experience the kind of remoteness that can only found in such unpopulated natural places.