Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia
Namib Naukluft is enormous. Covering close to 50,000 square kilometres, this is the largest game park in the whole of Africa. But there’s rather more to this place than its sheer size alone. The sands here are distinctive in colour — with oxidized iron resulting in a burnt orange hue that shines in the hot Namibian sun. It makes for a rather alien environment. Like to visit another planet? We reckon it’d look a lot like this.
The dunes here are impossible to avoid. Some stretching almost 1,000 feet into the skies, these are the tallest on Earth. The landscape looks a lot like a scene from Star Wars — beckoning science fiction fans keen to experience life in another world. With thick fogs often rolling in from the Atlantic, you’ll soon lose your bearings in this hyper-arid environment. Like nowhere else on Earth, Namib Naukluft is like a place from another planet.