Do you remember that thread I posted from that motorcycling forum years back, where those guys took their Dakar bikes to Namibia? Learnt enough from that epic thread to know that I'd give that place a wide berth. Probably one of the best photo threads I've ever seen on any forum, ever.
Yes, I do recall that rather epic adventure in group insanity well. I've only ever seen the country from above, in a Twin Otter, and it fits the phrase "an abomination of desolation" as well as any terrain anywhere.