7 Amazing Deserts on Earth

Here are some deserts around the world that you should visit!

1. Namib Desert, Southern Africa

The desert stretches over 2,000 KM along the coast of Namibia, Angola and South Africa. It is the oldest desert in the world.

Namib Desert
Credit: David.Stanley

2. Atacama Desert, South America

The desert occupies more than 105,000 square KM. It’s located on four different countries: Argentina, Peru, Chile and Bolivia. The Atacama is deemed the driest non-polar desert in the world.

Atacama Desert
Credit: Viator.com

3. Sahara Desert, North Africa

The Sahara desert is the largest hot desert and the third largest in the world after Antarctica and the Arctic desert. It covers over 9,400,000 square KM and spans over 10 countries!

Sahara Desert
Credit: Lalo.Fuentes

4. Gobi Desert, Mongolia and China

The Gobi is most notable in history as part of the Mongol Empire, and as the location of several important cities along the Silk Road.

Gobi Desert
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5. Negev Desert, Israel

The Negev is a southern area in the southern part of Israel. The Negev constitutes over 55% of Israel’s land area. Throughout the ages, this place has been settled by nomads, the Byzantine Empire, Romans, and many others.

Negev Desert
Credit: Israel.Photo.Gallery

6. Antarctic Desert, Antarctica

Considered to be the largest desert on earth, the Antarctic desert covers more than 14.2M square KM. Actually the whole continent – Antarctica considers to be a huge desert!

Antarctic Desert
Credit: Eii.Duke

7. Sonoran Desert, United States and Mexico

The Sonoran desert is the hottest desert in Mexico, with an area of 210,000 square KM. The saguaro cactus and the organ pipe cactus are native to this beautiful desert.

Sonoran Desert
Credit: Bureau.of.Land.Management

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