Namibia: A Photo Tour of the Hidden Gem of Africa

 
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Located in Southern Africa, the country of Namibia is bordered on the north by Angola and Zambia, to the south by South Africa, and on the east by Botswana. The west coast is the Atlantic Ocean.  
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The Namib Desert is around 80 million years old.  
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The desert elephants of Namibia have adapted to their dry environment. They can mostly be found in the northeast region of the country.  
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Approximately 14 percent of the country's land area is protected, whether it be as a nature reserve, recreation area, or game park.  
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Impalas are smaller-sized antelopes mainly found in Africa. There are times when safari-goers can wonder upon thousands of them in one group.  
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The Namib Desert is considered to be the oldest desert in the world.  
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Etosha is Namibia's top destination to seek wildlife. It is home to some of Africa's tallest elephants, the black rhino that is greatly endangered, and some 100 other species.  
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Safaris are popular in this region of Africa. The word originates from the Swahili language, the closest translation simply meaning “travel.”  
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Lions are incredibly lazy creatures, often just lying under a tree for entire days. Many travelers are disappointed to have never spotted them.  
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Many think Namibia holds the largest concentration of wild animals in all of Africa.  
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The Sossusvlei is a valley between sand dunes in the Namib Desert.  
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The Namib has some of the world’s highest sand dunes. A popular sport amongst travelers is to surf down them.  
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Sand dunes plunge directly into the Atlantic Ocean in many places. The Skeleton Coast is a wild and rustic place, with shipwrecks doting the coastline.  
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The white rhino is one of five kinds of rhinoceros that still exist in the wild. The black rhino is one of Nambia’s endangered animals.  
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