The south-west region of Africa is one of stark beauty. Namibia and the Northern Cape province of South Africa share similar characteristics - arid, desolate, remote and so incredibly photogenic. The Namib Desert stretches for more than 2000 kilometers and is considered the oldest desert in the world. This country is a photographers' paradise. Botswana has landscapes like no other found anywhere on Earth. The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans being one such area. These pans are amongst some of the largest, flattest places on the whole Earth, and can be seen from outer space. The salt pan is all that remains from the formerly enormous Lake Makgadikgadi, which dried up many thousands of years ago. Large, granite rocky islands dot the landscape, large Baobab trees stand tall, forming just about the most astonishing place I have ever travelled to.