Warning: Sand in the Namib Desert

By Abi King | Africa

Jan 28

Swakopmund Desert SIgn - Warning Sand in Desert in Namibia, Africa

The Namib Desert

The Namib Desert runs for over a thousand miles in southern Africa, and at 55 million years of age, geologists feel confident that it’s the oldest desert in the world.

Even the word “Namib” means vast place.

Warning sign that sand may be present on a road through the vast Namib Desert, Namibia, Africa between Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

Careful. There’s sometimes sand in a desert…

Yet on the road between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, the authorities feel we may not have noticed…

Road sign in the desert between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, Sand, Namib, Namibia, Africa

The road between Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

Read more travel stories about Namibia.


About the Author

Abigail King is a writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road. Now published by Lonely Planet, the BBC, CNN, National Geographic Traveler & more, she feels most at home experimenting here: covering unusual journeys, thoughtful travel and luxury on www.insidethetravellab.com

Sonja January 28, 2011

That’s hilarious!! Love signs like that!

Abi King February 10, 2011

Yep, they’re the classic “May Contain Nuts” on a packet of peanuts…

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