Ancient Sands

The oldest desert

There is a desert older than time, known as the “Namib” or “vast place”. Over some 80 million year’s the Namib has amassed formidable sees of sand with amber dunes over 300 metres high. The Namib is bordered by the “skeleton coast”, so called because of the numerous shipwrecks that have occurred in the dangerous fogs created by the clash of the cold Benguala with the scorching desert. But in one of the driest places on earth with less than 10 mm of rain, this fog also gives life, providing just enough moisture for the strange plants and animals that have survived here since the memory of time.