Mad Max movie puts Namibia on the hot list
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Namibia may be one of the least populated places on the planet, but it’s about to be thrust into the limelight: film director George Miller wanted a post-apocalyptic Hollywood set for his upcoming Mad Max movie and the Namib Desert, a vast swathe of land along the Atlantic coast, fitted the bill perfectly. Mad Max: Fury World is the third film in the series, the first movie hitting the big screen way back in 1979. Tom Hardy will double up with Charlize Theron in the lead roles, the latest version making its way to UK cinemas on the 15th of May. The oldest desert in the world (said to be around 50-80 million years old) is one huge adventure playground for overland travellers and it’s the sense of remoteness and its larger than life landscapes which draw a continual flow of budget travellers to these arid climes. This year, the African country will be even more of a favourite with thrill seekers, as the Namibian dollar (which is pegged to the South African rand) is taking a tumble against the pound. For us Brits that means more sand for your Spondulix (hard earned cash), so if the blockbuster inspires you, it could well be time to indulge in some set-jetting this summer. Packed full of action and adrenaline we’ve compiled a list of must do pursuits in the desert - and as overland options they won’t burn a whole in your pocket.
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