Namibia · 5 Items · Jeremy Lewis
Handpicked by a Namibia Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Namibia'.
Steeped in old German architecture, the harbor town of Lüderitz hugs the rough Atlantic Coast in the south of Namibia. The land on which the town rests was bought by Heinrich Vogelsang on behalf of Adolf Lüderitz with the intentions of setting up a trading post, but all that changed with the discovery of diamonds in the area in 1908. The town saw an explosion of bustling mining activitie More info
The southern parts of Namibia are in stark contrast to the abundance of wildlife in the north. The focus lies more on scenery, of which the south can paint canvasses unlike any other in shades of vibrant yellows, deep reds and subtle browns. The area encompasses beautiful gems and a rich history to compensate for the lack of large herds of game. Do not be fooled by the wide open plains and seeming More info
The oddly shaped Caprivi Strip, previously known as Itenge, was so named after German Chancellor Leo von Caprivi who negotiated the acquisition of the land from the United Kingdom in 1890. The purpose was to gain access to the inner parts of Africa as well as the Indian Ocean. This proved impossible to navigate when it was discovered that the roaring Victoria Falls was blocking passage. Stre More info
The Etosha National Park is probably one of Southern Africa’s most well known and frequently visited parks. It stretches over an area of 22,270km² and combines an incredible 31 different vegetation zones. Originally about 100,000km² in size when proclaimed in 1907, it was the largest reserve in the world. However, due to political constraints, the park was reduced in the 1960s to i More info
The mighty Okavango River has its origins deep in Angola where it is known as the Kubango River. It cuts deeply through the southern parts of Angola before turning south to snake through the northern parts of Namibia. The river ultimately drains into the celebrated Okavango Delta, a breathtaking expanse of swamps, wetlands and an incredible wealth of wildlife. The entire river system expands over More info
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