25 Awesome Reasons to Travel to Namibia

| November 18, 2016

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Welcome to the land of the oldest desert in the world, an extremely unique environment which stretches from South Africa, along with the coast of Namibia, and into Angola to the North. It is also home to one of the tallest dunes in the world.

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