Stretching 1,200 miles in length, but averaging a width of only 70 miles, the Namib Desert is home to the highest sand dunes in the world.


"It's absolutely silent: On a windless day, sometimes all you can hear is a deep, deafening silence." --Mal Wolfe, director of The Greatest Places

"It's a little amazing that anything can eke out an existence in that ocean of sand." --Chuck Davis, director of photography from The Greatest Places

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Watch a desert
in action!

Water is More Precious than Gold. A travel journal by Karen Thimmesch.

Namib Map
Where is Namib?
See what's in the "culturebox" Minnesota students sent to Namibia. Culturebox

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Why is it called the SKELETON COAST?

notes Read Dr. Keen's notes on Namibia.

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Send a Namibian postcard!

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PBS Namibia

PBS' The Living Edens has a great
Namibia site.

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FIND and ADD local connections to Namibia.
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How far away are you from the Namib location pictured here?

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