* The name "Namib" is of Nama origin and means vast. Having endured arid
or semi-arid conditions for at least 55 million years, it is considered to be
the oldest desert in the world.
* Namib Desert has less than 10 mm of rain annually and is almost
* There are some sand dunes, which at more than 300 meters high are
among the tallest sand dunes in the world.
* Temperature difference daily and seasonally is very high. Record at one
location is lowest 0° and highest 50°C.