#WanderLAD: Sand Dunes of Namibia

category-Travel WanderLAD-Wednesday

So you made it past the dreaded Monday, and yet for some reason you woke up this morning thinking it was Friday. We feel ya. You're stuck at your desk and now more than ever, the day seems to be dragging on. At this point, your mind starts to wander...and we want to wander with you.

This week, let's pack our bags and get lost in...
Sand Dunes of Namibia.

The Republic of Namibia is a country in southern Africa on the Atlantic coast. It is bordered by Angola, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to the north, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south. It gained independence from South Africa in 1990. Before that it was called South West Africa. Its capital is Windhoek.

Before World War I Namibia was a German colony. German is still widely spoken in the country, although English is the official language.

Namibia has a population of 2.1 million people.

The name of the country is from the Namib Desert. This is said to be the oldest desert in the world. Existing for at least 55 million years, the Namib is one of the oldest deserts in the world. Some of the world's tallest sand dunes (over 300m) are found in the Namib Desert.

(via Wikipedia, WWF)

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