The old­est desert

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Near Sos­susvlei, stand the deep or­ange dunes of the Namib Desert, their knife-edge crests reach­ing more than 400m at times. It’s a sight that en­cour­ages many vis­i­tors to walk up them, of­ten at sunset when the scene is at its most oth­er­worldly, though its pop­u­lar­ity can mean it’s hard to have a dune to your­self. Go­ing deeper into the desert de­liv­ers more au­then­tic­ity – and requires hav­ing an ex­pert on hand. Wilder­ness Sa­faris, www.wilder­ness-sa­faris.com, have long ex­pe­ri­ence of such harsh en­vi­ron­ments and in the Namib they of­fer a num­ber of walk­ing tours. Per­haps the most ex­cit­ing has you track­ing the black rhino, a nerve-tin­gling way to view one of the planet’s most im­pres­sive land an­i­mals.

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