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Namibia

It is a country of vast space, raw beauty, endless horizons and a thrilling silence.

The Namib Desert, stretching along the western coasts of the country, reaches the Atlantic, creating one of the most desolate coastlines in the world – Skeleton Coast, named mainly due to the numerous ship wrecks found there.

But not only that. Usually castaways, if they managed to safely reach the shoreline following the ship's wreckage, could rejoice and live another day. Here, however, they faced a terrible disappointment – the closest human settlement, rivers and any form of animal or plant life were several days away into the mainland by foot. Although the castaways' remains didn't stand the time, the leftover wreckages did.

Sossusvlei in the Namib Park – Naukluft is a delightful combination of sandy dunes, dried up rivers and dead trees, slowly buried by the red sand.

One of the most important places along the route through Namibia is the Etosha National Park, of which the central part is an immense, shallow lake, drying up during the annual dry season and filling with water during the rainy season. Other than the thousands of pelicans coming here during the rainy season, Etosha is home to many species of birds and mammals throughout the year.

For visitors seeking a journey into solitude, space and breath-taking contrasts, Namibia is veritable treasure trove.