Barren, inhospitable and windswept territories; characterized by its virgin and primitive nature, the impossibility of spaces for human life and its extreme temperatures. Deserts are places to delight ourselves with, and why not? visit some of those that we find in Africa, which also occupies one of the largest in the world.
The Sahara desert
The first desert on our list covers large areas of several countries, including Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia, thus making it the largest hot desert in the world. .
Not all you will see in this place will be sand dunes, but also its highest peak, the Emi Koussi volcano, 3,445 meters above sea level, located in the Tibesti mountains.
The Kalahari desert
It is located in southern Africa, crossing Botswana, Namibia and South Africa; It is also known as the red desert for its immense extensions of reddish sand. It is definitely a legend for all those travelers who, since childhood, have wanted to travel to Africa.
Here you can visit the Makgadikgadi Salt Flats, one of the main attractions in Botswana that during the dry season (May-October), the sky reflects off the cracked earth and forms a perfect mosaic for photos. You can also take a tour of The Tsodilo Hills, with more than 4,500 cave paintings that decorate its caves.
The Namib desert
When the dinosaurs became extinct, this desert already existed. In fact, it is considered the oldest desert in the world, as it is known that it already existed 65 million years ago. Its uniqueness has made it a World Heritage Site since 2003.
It runs along the coast of Namibia, but also passes through Angola and South Africa, where it is flanked by the Lüderitz rivers in the north and the Orange rivers in the south. It has a visual spectacle of sand of multiple reddish tones, with dunes that can measure up to 300 meters in height.