Sand Dunes & Stargazing in Namibia
by Lily Heise for Rova Magazine
With otherworldly desert landscapes, towering sand dunes and eerie ghost towns, offbeat Namibia is ideal for an epic road trip in Africa.
The lush oasis hugging the banks of the Orange River rapidly transformed into barren, rugged mountainscape as we drove. The sun’s scorching heat radiated off the large piles of rocks and bone-dry ravine beyond. To the left, a road sign announced: “Welcome to the Republic of Namibia”—however, considering our desolate yet completely awe-inspiring surroundings, it might as well have said: “Welcome to Mars.”