Namibia Regional Info (App Version)
Namibia ,rated among the top 3 "where to go now " according to Forbes is hot on the list for any visitor .
Other significant destinctions that namibia has received over the last year are :
Top 5 destinations for stargazers
Top 25 beaches in Africa you'll want to visit
The Guardian: Holiday Hot Spots - where to go in 2015
CNN 9 reasons to go to Namibia
Namibia has the oldest desert in the world !
Namibia is the home to largest single piece of Meteor in the world !
Namibia's land mass is that of Spain and Germany combined !
It has a population of around 2 million - Same as Paris !
It has the second lowest population density in the world , behind Mongolia!
English , Africaans and German
Namibia: Celebrating its 25th anniversary as an independent nation this year, Namibia is arguably the jewel of Africa, and an example to the continent—and the world—of the power of sustainable development. It was the first African country to incorporate protection of the environment into its constitution; the government has reinforced conservation efforts by giving its communities the opportunity and rights to manage their wildlife through communal conservancies. Today, over 43% of Namibia’s surface area is under conservation management, and the program has facilitated a remarkable recovery of wildlife: Namibia now boasts the largest population of black rhinos and cheetahs in the world and is the only country with an expanding population of free-roaming lions, leading some to call Namibia’s conservation efforts the greatest African wildlife recovery story ever told. The country is also home to the largest sand dune in the world, Soussusvlei, and Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa.
Despite being Namibia’s No. 1 attraction, Sossusvlei still manages to feel isolated. Hiking through the dunes — part of the massive sand sea that covers much of Western Namibia — is a hauntingly beautiful experience. The dunes, which reach as high as 900 feet, are part of one of Earth’s oldest and driest eco-systems. Try visiting at sunrise, when the colors are most dramatic.
The small town of Swakopmund (Swakop to those in the know) in Western Namibia is the country’s adrenaline-sports epicenter. You can ski dive, sandboard or race ATVs across the dunes here. It’s also got some classic German-style architecture.
3. Etosha National Park
One of the world’s great wildlife-viewing venues, Etosha National Park gets its name — “Great White Place of Dry Water” — from the vast white and green-hued Etosha pan. The eastern part of the park is open to the public and the western portion is reserved for private tour operators. It is possible to drive through Etosha in a day, but most visitors stay at one of the three public rest camps.
Damaraland, the territory between the Skeleton Coast and Namibia’s central plateau, is named for the Damara people who populate it. Here the red sands are interspersed with mountains and plains of gravel, and the land is home to desert-adapted species including giraffes, zebras, elephants, lions and even black rhinos. The area is also home to the Himba people.
5. Zambezi Region
Once known as the Caprivi Strip, the narrow panhandle that borders Angola, Zambia and Botswana has been renamed the Zambezi Region because the mighty river cuts through it. Whatever you call it, this area is a beguiling, off-the-beaten-path destination teeming with wildlife and well worth exploring. The numerous parks and reserves include Caprivi Game Park, Mudumu National Park, Mamili National Park, Salambala Conservancy and the river-adjacent Kasika Conservancy.
Namibia’s small German-flavored capital, Windhoek, is one of Africa’s easiest major cities to acclimate to. It’s laid-back and small. At an elevation of 1660 meters, surrounded by low green hills and blessed with dry clean air and a healthy highland climate, the city is at the crossroads of the country. You will most likely pass through it during your travels.