<p>"One of the wildest rides of my life was driving the dunes on the coast of Namibia," says writer Chris Eckstrom ("Your Own Private Africa," March 2011 issue of <em>Traveler)</em>, who journeyed through this 10,000-square-mile desert wilderness. The former “prohibited zone” is now a national park with controlled visitation.</p>

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"One of the wildest rides of my life was driving the dunes on the coast of Namibia," says writer Chris Eckstrom ("Your Own Private Africa," March 2011 issue of Traveler), who journeyed through this 10,000-square-mile desert wilderness. The former “prohibited zone” is now a national park with controlled visitation.

Photograph by Frans Lanting

Namibia

Namibia Photo Gallery from the March 2011 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

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