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  • Sylvie Failletaz

Namib desert from the sky!

Southern Namibia.

The Namib dessert stretches some 1,200 miles (1,900 km) along the Atlantic coast of Namibia, which is named after this desert.

The name "Namib" is from a word in the Nama language that means "immense."

The desert occupies an area of around 31,200 m² (80,000 km²), though its east–west width varies from 30 to 100 miles (50–160 km). The area is considered to be the oldest desert in the world, having endured arid or semi-arid conditions for an estimated 55 to 80 million years.

The Namib is an important location for the mining of diamonds, tungsten and salt.

My very first Hot Air Ballooning trip, incredible experience, smooth, silent and a great way to have a feel of the immensity as well as stunning views of this magnificent red sand desert.


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