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I love desert landscapes, so my most favourite place on Boa Vista was Deserto de Viana (the Viana Desert). You can enjoy here picture perfect 50m high sand dunes, a landscape quite unique for all Cape Verde Islands. The whole Boa Vista Island is effectively a desert, but its beauty has its culmination in the Viana Desert, which is 5 km long and 1 km wide. This place itself would be sufficient for me to choose this island above all other in Cape Verde.

The Viana Desert is sometimes called an extension of the Sahara in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and there is something literal about it, the sand to create the dunes has been brought here by the wind from Sahara.

I have enjoyed driving through the Viana Desert by quad. It had the advantage that I have experienced a lot of places, however being part of an organized tour, we made only one stop for taking photos, which was not enough for me. I would love to spend at least a half a day there.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7634 W: 106 N: 19941] (76311)
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