The Namib desert is the world’s oldest desert. The Namib receives on average 15 mm of rain per annum, and many areas may go years without rain. In the Sossusvlei the world’s tallest dunes tower above parched seasonal pans which may only fill up once or twice per decade.
In Hartmanns Valley and Koakoland - extreme harsh arid terrain where life in fact thrives - is home to desert adapted Elephants and large populations of Oryx. Visiting various sites and concessions by light aircraft is the best way to explore this rugged country.