It never fails. Everytime we go on a trip, we end up on some type of dirt road. White roads of Italy, Forest roads of Washington state, gravel roads through the bush of Australia, single roads in the backroads of New Zealand.
Namibia had the largest percentage of dirt or gravel roads. Only 10% of the roads are paved. Traveling between the major sites, no problem but if you want to go to the dunes or around Etosha, you will need to be able to drive on gravel. They are in excellent condition. I normally drive around 20-30 miles an hour here in the state but once you get used to the driving in Namibia and you have a long open stretch like above - 50 miles hour is nothing.
The longest drive we had was across the Namib Naukluft Park between Swakopmund and Sersriem. Of course we had to stop along the way to check out one of the strangest plants in the world - the Welwitschia.
Here are some other photos of our drive through the Namib desert.
Our trusty Toyota Corolla