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Kuiseb Canyon There are not many places left in the world that have not been fully explored but the Kuiseb Canyon located deep within Namibia Namib-Naukluft is one such place. The Kuiseb Canyon, located on the gravel road (C26) from Windhoek to the Namib Naukluft Park can be viewed a short hike down river from where the road crosses the Kuiseb River below the Gamsberg Pass before it ascends the Kuiseb Pass over the final ridges of the plateau. The Kuiseb Canyon is carved by the Kuiseb River, and is well known as the area in which two German geologists, Henno Martin and Hermann Korn, lived for more than two years in order to avoid internment during World War II. Henno Martin’s book “The Sheltering Desert” gives a vivid account of this experience and is well worth reading. The Kuiseb River seldom flows on the surface and even more seldom does it reach the sea, but it plays a very important role in preventing the northward march of the sand dunes closer to t... read more  Read More