Namibia - Namib-Naukluft National Park


The "Sand dune sea" along the Atlantic coast. Sandwich harbour in the distance.

Flowing from the Antarctic region, the cold stream of Benguela prevents the rainstorms along the entire Namibian coast and the adjacent regions of South Africa and Angola. The Namib desert includes two major blocks of sand dunes, the largest of which in the south is commonly referred to as “sand dune sea”, extending inland as far as 150 Km. In this arid environment, fresh waters emerging from the background created the lagoon of Sandwich harbour, an oasis on the sea shore frequented by flamingos, herbivores and predators.   

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