I am often asked for my favorite African destination.
My response often falters between Ethiopia, Madagascar, Libya and Namibia. However, the Namib desert will always be my favorite landscape choice. Regarded as the oldest desert on our planet with its highest dunes, this geographical phenomenon continues to impress. Its geology, little known and relatively easy to access, the area that is nicknamed Sossusvlei, inhabits me deeply. Just sit there, perched for hours, watching the wind dance from top to bottom. A moment when time stops, and I learn to listen to silence.