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Namibia

–Namibia possesses some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa, and a trip through the country is one of the great road adventures. Natural wonders and the wildlife utopia of Etosha National Park enthral, but it is the lonely desert roads where mighty slabs of granite rise out of swirling desert sands that will sear themselves in your mind.

It is like a coffee-table book come to life as sand dunes in the world’s oldest desert meet the crashing rollers along the wild Atlantic coast. Namibia is also the headquarters of adventure activities in the region, so whether you are a dreamer or love hearing the crunch of earth under your boots, travel in Namibia will stay with you long after the desert vistas fade.

 

Culture

Namibia’s sparse population of only 1,8 million people in a land area of 830 square kilometres makes it one of the most sparsely populated countries in Southern Africa. The San Bushmen are descendants of Africa’s Stone Age tribes and are considered Namibia’s oldest inhabitants. Confined to the desert and semi-desert regions of Namibia, their survival skills in such a harsh climate are renowned the world over.

German colonisation left its own imprint on this Southern African nation with German being a widely spoken language today and German architecture and cuisine featuring prominently.

Weather

January & February – Maximum temperatures around 30-40°C.  March & April – It cools down after the rains and the nights start to get cold again. Average daytime temperatures are around 25-30°C

May – It is the end of summer.  Daytime temperatures are, on average, around 24-28°C.June – August. The nights are getting cold and can drop below 10°C. Daytime temperatures are still pleasant around 20-24°C. Be sure to pack warm clothing for morning game drives.

September & October – It isn’t too hot yet, but the chill in the mornings is becoming less. It is dry, and the skies are clear. November, it is very hot. On average, the daytime temperature is above 30°C. December

Currency

The currency in Namibia is the Namibian Dollar and the USD is also widely accepted by hotels and tour operators. Most hotels and tour operators accept Mastercard and Visa credit and debit

Places to discover

Etosha National Park

Located just south of the boundary of Etosha National Park in northwestern Namibia, Etosha South makes up the southern region of this wild paradise. Ogava Private Game Reserve shares the southern boundary with Etosha National Park and offers an array of luxury lodges overlooking picturesque landscapes dotted with abundant wildlife. The national park can be accessed via the southern entrance at Andersson’s Gate. Visitors can catch a glimpse of a variety of wildlife including lion, giraffe, elephant, white and black rhino, and a multitude of plains game. Popular activities include safari game drives, tracking rhinos on foot, guided nature walks, or watch the sunset over this magnificent landscape.

Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon in southern Namibia is second only in grandeur to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It is absolutely magnificent and breathtaking in its immensity. The canyon features a gigantic ravine, in total about 160km (100 miles) long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 meters deep. Because the Fish River is being dammed it only contains a small amount of running water.

Sossusvlei

Located in the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei is a enormous clay pan surrounded by gigantic, red sand dunes. The Tsauchab River flows through the desert, and its rare flooding waters the vegetation that survives in the clay soil. During sunrise and sunset, the colors of the sand dunes are constantly changing and provide an opportunity for photographers. The fierce desert winds continually alter the shape and texture of the dunes, providing an ever-changing desert landscape.

Swakopmund

Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, adventure options, laidback atmosphere and cool sea breeze make it very popular Namibian destination. Visitors can look forward to a number of exciting activities including quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, fishing, sightseeing and fascinating desert tours.

Rundu

Bordering Angola, on the banks of the Okavango River in northern Namibia, the town of Rundu serves as the capital of the eastern Kavango region. Rundu is renowned for its local woodcarver’s market as well as the numerous woodcarvers' huts dotting the side of the road. The town provides a great stopover to refuel for visitors heading to Katima Mulilo as well as an excellent base from which to explore the magnificent surrounding areas. Visitors to Rundu can enjoy the beautiful surrounds including the magnificent Popa Falls and Mahangu Game Reserve. Other popular activities include great game viewing, excellent bird watching as well as kayaking on the spectacular Kavango river.

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