The Namib-Naukluft National Park is a national park of Namibia encompassing part of the Namib Desert (considered the world's oldest desert) and the Naukluft mountain range. With an overall area of 49.768 km², the Namib-Naukluft is the largest game park in Africa and the fourth largest in the world.
The winds that bring in the fog are also responsible for creating the park’s towering sand dunes, whose burnt orange color is a sign of their age. The orange color develops over time as iron in the sand is oxidized, like rusty metal; the older the dune, the brighter the color.
‘Namib’ means open space and the Namib Desert gave its name to form Namibia – “land of open spaces”.