See the 'spooky' location where TODAY's Matt Lauer kicked off the tenth adventure of "Where in the World."
Matt Lauer traveled to Namibia, Africa, after leaving the comfort of studio 1A Friday morning. It's the home of spring skiing on sand dunes and exotic animals around every turn.
Located on the Skeleton Coast, Matt revealed his location from on the top of a sand dune (which he then skiied down). It's an area that is among other things becoming a haven for extreme sport lovers.
What about those clues? We've updated our previous post to reveal what they hinted at. Learn what it took to travel from New York City to Namibia.
Namibia, twice the size of California with 2.1 million people, is like everything you ever imagined a desert would look like: Dunes that have never been walked on stretching for as far as the eye can see. And yet, the landscape here is constantly changing.
The Skeleton Coast, often called the "sands of hell," is trecherous as the sandy shoreline constantly shifts with the winds and dense fog forms off the coast. Captains rarely know quite where they are.
The best way to see the area is by chopper. Take a look at the shipwrecks and whale skeletons:
The beautiful country in southwest Africa gets about 300 sunny days and less than 1 inch of rain every year.
In the desert, water can mean the difference between life and death. Matt visited one of the last nomadic tribes in the world, the Himba Tribe.
With water so scarce, the women have learned to bathe in smoke. Watch the amazing video below:
Namibia has elephants, lions and even a huge colony of cape fur seals along the coast.
Savannah Guthrie — who was waiting for Matt on the coast — go in seach of the gentle giants and fast felines that inhabit Namibia.
She went to Damaraland, which is a bit east of the coast, to search for the awesome elephants thriving in bone-dry conditions.
She and Matt also pet a cheetah! There are great visuals in this segment; watch it below!
And if animals aren't your thing, how about diamonds? They're mined in open water.
Namibia is also fast becoming a center for extreme sports.
Henrik May, the world-record holder for sand skiing, helped Savannah test out the slopes. Henrik holds the world record for downhill sand skiing. Check out more about him here. TODAY was also helped by African Extreme Promotions.
Watch Savannah's dive down the dunes in the video below.
What did you think of the Skeleton Coast in Namibia? Would you like to go? Let us know in the comments.
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