Dunes , Tree And Dry Tsauchab River Valley Stretching 1 , 600 Kilometres ( 1 , 0 ...
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Description: Dunes , tree and dry Tsauchab River valley Stretching 1 , 600 kilometres ( 1 , 000 miles ) in length , but averaging a width of only 110 kilometres ( 70 miles ) , the Namib Desert is home to the highest sand dunes in the world up to 340 metres high Namib Naukluft National Park , at Sussovlei , Namibia , Africa The area is considered to be the oldest desert in the world , having endured arid or semi arid conditions for at least 80 million years Its aridity is caused by the descent of dry air cooled by the cold Benguela current along the coast It has less than 10 mm ( 0 4 inches ) of rain annually and is almost completely barren
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