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What to do in Namibia: The Country with the Oldest Desert in the World

Namibia, an extraordinary country on the southwest coast of Africa, known for its stunning landscapes and for being home to the Namib Desert, the oldest in the world!

Located between the desert and the sea, Namibia is a land of contrasts, with a rich history dating back to prehistoric times. From the traditions of the San and Himba peoples, to German colonization and the fight for independence, Namibia has an incredibly rich history to explore.

What are the best places to visit in Namibia? Well, without a doubt, one of them is the Namib Desert, with its gigantic red dunes. We also cannot forget the capital, Windhoek, with its striking German architecture. The coastal city of Swakopmund is a must-see, as is Etosha National Park, one of the largest in Africa. Finally, the incredible Cape Cross Nature Reserve, known for its seal colony.


The local currency is the Namibian dollar and the official language is English, although many other languages are spoken, such as Afrikaans and native languages. And great news for us Brazilians: we don't need a visa to visit Namibia for up to 90 days!

In the socioeconomic context, Namibia is a developing country, with important sectors such as mining and tourism. Politically, it has been a stable democracy since independence in 1990.

Now, our title curiosity: the Namibe Desert. Did you know that scientists claim that it is the oldest desert in the world? Furthermore, it is the only desert that is home to desert-adapted elephants and rhinos!


So, what do you think about an adventure in Namibia? A place where we can witness the geological history of our planet in a breathtaking setting! Share your opinions in the comments.

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