A web-footed gecko leaves a telltale trail in the Namibian desert.

What lies beneath

On a tour of Africa's largest national park, Kate Hennessy discovers the 'little five' that live in Namib's dunes.

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Delta drifter ... hippos rule the rivers.

The rivers run wild

Lance Richardson discovers the waterways of Namibia, Zambia and Botswana are themselves characters in the continent's story.

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SWAKOPMUND.

Cross the line in the sand

When a German-style resort town emerges from the desert, next door to a struggling township, Lance Richardson can hardly believe his eyes.

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The old dunes and the sea

Aboard the elegant Desert Express, Gavin Bell looks for wildlife amid fierce yet beautiful landscapes.

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Black rhino

Four wheels and wilderness

There are rhinos at lunch and leopards at sunset when Gill Charlton gets behind the wheel on a desert-and-beyond tour.

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Namibia, Windhoek, a young downtown souvenir seller. Photograph by AFP. SHD TRAVEL MARCH 30 24 HOURS NAMIBIA.

Kalahari to the coast

The surprises, good and bad, keep coming for Suzanne Leal in a country of dramatic extremes.

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