Incomparable Landscapes around the World
Some places on the planet are just so beautiful that they blow your mind. From towering red sand dunes in Namibia, to underwater caves in Mexico, to epic rock canyons in the Southwest United States, here are some incomparable landscapes that will take your breath away.

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Fly Me to the Dune: Skeleton Coast Flights

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Don’t let the eerie name fool you. Namibia’s Hoanib Skeleton Coast, a 310-mile stretch of sand scattered with animal bones and shipwrecks, is home to plenty of life: the Himba bushmen, fur seals, and desert-adapted flora whose sole water source is the morning fog that rolls in off the Atlantic. Getting here, however, is tricky. The shoreline, which is a national park, fringes the Namib Desert—where some of the world’s tallest dunes can be found—and is accessible only by tiny plane. Willing to wing it? Stay at Wilderness Safaris’ new eight-tent camp where, when not relaxing on your own deck, you can take to the sky for a tour of the coast. From $565.

This appeared in the October 2014 issue.

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by Aislyn Greene
AFAR Staff
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