Namibia: animals, dunes and Germans. About 200 times the size of the Netherlands, with 2 1/2 million inhabitants, of which half live in a small strip of 50 kilometres against the Angolan border, that is one big empty country. It does have the oldest dessert, and the highest sand dunes on earth, as well as the Big 4. But also a history of mass murder, apartheid and exploitation by the German colonial rulers. And although the country aims for equality without distinction by race or colour, large parts of the land and the economy are still in hands of German descendants.