10 Spectacular Wilderness Areas For The Travel Adventure Of A Lifetime

Added by Fran on May 26, 2014
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Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are made of volcanic rock. The extent of fauna and flora on the archipelago is therefore quite remarkable. Made famous by Charles Darwin, the Galapagos Islands consist of 18 main islands, 3 smaller islands and a total of 107 islets. The most famous residents of the Galapagos Islands are the gigantic tortoises, measuring four feet in length and with a life expectancy of 150 years. The Galapagos Islands is a place for adventure and exploring and is becoming a popular nature tourist destination. With two ocean currents mixing at the islands location, the cold Humboldt and the warm Panama, the Galapagos Islands offer a feast of marine life.

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Sossusvlei, Namibia

Two world firsts are to mention for Sossusvlei: its sand dunes are the highest sand dunes in the world, and it lies within the Namibia desert, which at 80 million years, is the world’s oldest desert. Thousands of red sand dunes blotch the Sossusvlei salt pan with the Namibia desert as surrounds. And if scrambling to the top of the sand dunes watching the sun rise over no-man’s land is not yet striking enough, there’ are even more attractions: perfect skies for stargazing, the world’s second largest canyon for hiking, shipwrecks to explore along the skeleton coast and abundant collections of Africa’s best wildlife.

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