Dreamy Desolation: 10 Instagrams That Show Off The Beauty Of Africa’s Deserts

Africa has some of the largest, hottest, tallest and awe-inspiring deserts in the world. From herds of camels walking through the Sahara dunes, to crazy critters in the Karoo, to the desolate deserts of Namibia, the images that the continent conjures up are intoxicating. These lucky Instagrammers thought the same thing and headed out to the desert to see it for themselves. The following Instagrams show off the beauty of Africa’s deserts.

Because not all the oceans are made by water. Sand waves! (Erg-Chebbi desert, Morocco)

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Sand waves are created by the wind in Morocco’s Erg Chebbi Desert

One of the many rock formations near El Fayoum, Egypt

The cracked earth gives the Karoo an interesting pattern

One of Sossusvlei, Namibia’s towering dunes


Palm trees sprout up in the middle of Morocco’s desert

The landscape changes throughout the Kulala Wilderness reserve in Namibia


Lightning strikes over South Africa’s Karoo

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