Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The Namib, a sea of red sand along the Atlantic coastline, and the oldest desert on the planet, lends its name to Namibia. A country of astonishing contrasts, Namibia is celebrated for its vast open landscapes, infinite blue skies and starry nights. Namibia’s many national parks and game reserves boast a huge variety of wildlife in a kaleidoscope of differing environments: dazzling white saltpans in Etosha National Park; towering red dunes at Sossusvlei; isolated Skeleton Coast beaches and the uninhabited wilderness of the Kunene Region.