Desert elephants on the Skeleton Coast may walk 30 miles (48 km) in search of water directed, it’s thought, by generational memory, and summon others from miles away by infrasonic vocalizations inaudible to humans.

Namibia (formerly Southwest Africa) is one of the world’s wildest, driest, least populated places. Some one million people live here in a country 50 percent larger than France. Much of it is desert where the sun shines more than 300 days a year, where daytime temperatures can be searing and fall below freezing at night. Terrain ranges from rugged, dramatic canyons approaching the Grand Canyon in size, to flat coastal lands littered with shipwrecks and bones of unlucky sailors. Despite Namibia’s rigors, it contains some of the world’s premier wildlife reserves.

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