Whether you love beautiful scenery or wildlife, Namibia may be the location to plan your next vacation. It is home to the Namib Desert, considered the oldest desert in the world, and is filled with national parks and reserves. Some, including Etosha National Park, are dedicated to wildlife; others focus on beautiful landscapes. Namib-Naukluft Park, the largest conservation area in Africa and the fourth largest in the world, features the country's most famous and photogenic natural wonders: towering, 300-meter-tall red sand dunes, the largest in the world. Namibia, one of the first countries in the world to incorporate environmental protection into its constitution, received the Gift to the Earth Award from the World Wildlife Fund this past October for conservation acheivements.
Photos submitted by our readers to our annual photo contest.