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About Namibia


Namibia is a country of unspoilt beauty, immense solitude, of far horizons, deserts, and jagged mountain heights, hauntingly beautiful in its stark emptiness.

Surface area: 824 268km2
Capital: Windhoek
Independence: 21 March 1990
Current president: His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob
Multiparty Parliament
Division of power between executive, legislature and judiciary Secular state- freedom of religion (90%Christian)
Freedom op the press/media
Main Airport: Hosea Kutako International Airport - Windhoek

14 Vegetation zones
120 Species of trees
200 Endemic plant species
100 Plus species of lichen
Living fossil plant: Welwitschia mirabilis



The Namib desert dominates the west of the country, the Kalahari basin the east with highland plateau in between. The three run side by side for almost the entire length of the country. Plains occupy about 60% of Namibia, mountains 19% and dunes cover 14% of the land area... More



Although the greater part of Namibia lies within the tropics, the climate is typical of a desert-like country with warm to hot days and cool to cold nights. Rainfall is low and irregular whilst evaporation rates are high. 90% of the country consists of dry land that deteriorates from semi-arid to extremely arid. The remainder is sub-humid... More



About 60% of Namibia consists of Savannah and the balance is divided between types of desert and woodland. Savannah dominates the highlands and desert, the Namib. Both Savannah and woodland are found in the Kalahari... More



Unspoilt nature forms a large part of the Namibian experience. Public land set aside for conservation purposes covers about 106 000 square kilometres, or 13% of the country. In addition, the environment is protected in other parts of Namibia , over an even bigger area, in the form of private nature reserves and the Sperrgebiet, a restricted wilderness adjacent to diamond fields... More



About 660 species of bird, equivalent to 72% of the southern African avifauna, are found in Namibia. The great majority are residents that breed within the country. About a quarter of the species are Palaearctic and intra African migrants, shorebirds and seabirds on seasonal visits to the Namibian coast... More



Namibia has an estimated population of 2.2 million people, comprising 13 ethnic groups. They are: the Herero, the Damara, the Nama, the San (Bushmen),  the Rehoboth Basters, the Coloureds, the Whites, the Caprivian, the Kavango, the Topnaars, the Tswane, the Himba and  the Owambo... More


Etosha National Park   Sossusvlei / Sesriem
A visit to the Etosha National Park is one of the highlights of travelling Namibia. Etosha, which was...more   The Sossusvlei, Namibia's famous highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert, is a huge clay pan, enclosed by...more
Fish River Canyon   Kaokoveld
The Fish River canyon, situated along the lower reaches of the Fish River, is one of the most impressive...more   Located in the far north-west, Kaokoland (also called Kaokoveld) is one of the relatively untouched regions in Namibia. The...more
Ai-Ais / Fish River   Swakopmund
Thermal water rich in sulphates and fluorides and with a temperature of approx 60°C gushes forth from the...more   Swakopmund was of major importance as a harbour during the German colonial era even though the...more
Caprivi   Kalahari Gemsbok National Park
The Caprivi is a narrow strip of land in the far northeast of Namibia, about 400 kilometres long. Germany exchanged the area...more   The Kalahari Gemsbok National Park is located between the borders of Namibia and Botswana. The park covers an area of...more
Aus / Wild Horses   Namib Naukluft Park
The little place of Aus lies some 120 kilometres east of Lüderitz on the National Road B4, which connects...more   The Namib-Naukluft Park is Namibia's largest nature reserve, about 50.000 sqkms in size. It includes a 100 to150 km broad...more
Luderitz   Waterberg Plateau Park
Luderitz is a slighty sleepy and maybe also bizarre place, which forms the basis of its appeal. The founding...more   The Waterberg Plateau east of Otjiwarongo towers over the surrounding plains, being about 200 metres higher. The...more
Kolmanskop   Mariental / Hardap Dam
In 1908, Luderitz was plunged into diamond fever. People rushed into the Namib Desert hoping to make an...more   Mariental lies 260 kilometres south of Windhoek on the B1. The little town provides for the...more
Maltahöhe   Keetmanshoop
Maltahöhe lies 110 kilometres west of Mariental atthe end of the tarred part of the C19 Pad, quite easily...more   Keetmanshoop lies on the B4, 500 km south of Windhoek. It is the traffic junction and the economic centre for the...more


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