Land of the Brave
Home to the world’s oldest desert, the highest sand dunes, the world’s second largest canyon and one of Africa’s largest national parks. Namibia has some of the most stunning landscapes seen in Africa. There are large stocks of diamonds, copper, uranium, tin, silver and other minerals in Namibia. The country has a population of 2.1 million and 11 official languages, with 49% of households speaking Oshiwambo.
At some 22,270 sq kilometres in area Etosha National Park is one of the largest in Africa, surrounding a central salt pan. The pan is seasonally full of water but specially managed waterholes sustain some 114 mammal and 340 bird species. Thanks to these floodlit waterholes observers frequently see a range of night visitors including elephant, giraffe, zebra, hyena and even lion.
Namibia’s largest National Park at 23,000 sq kilometres and the fourth largest conservation area in the world is the Namib-Nauklaft Park. The park lies within the Namib Desert containing the highest sand dunes in the world, including the most famous Dune 45 which is best to be climbed in the early hours to watch the sunrise.
In the south of the country is Fish River Canyon. The largest canyon in Africa and the second largest canyon in the world at 161 kilometres long, 27 kilometres wide and the drop from the rim is over 500 metres. The canyon offers many spectacular sightings from many viewpoints and spectacular sunsets.
From mid-April to the end of October Namibia has its dry season with the summer months bringing seasonal rains which turns the country green. November through to February can be very hot, however during the winter months of June, July and August you can experience freezing temperatures at night.
Namibia is a country with sensational scenery, the towering sand dunes in the desert, the wild west looking Spitzkoppe, deep Fish River Canyon and the massive Etosha National Park where you can search for some incredible wildlife.
Dead Vlei, Sossusvlei
Etosha NP, waterhole
Fish River Canyon
Rock Bridge, Spitzkoppe
Oryx, Namib Naukluft NP