Namibia is unique in its diversity of landscapes. The deserts offer a range of orange, red and brown hues while the northern parts of the country are alive with luscious green vegetation and sparkling blue waterways.
The Namib desert is the oldest desert in the world and filled with the incredible gems from ancient bush paintings and rock engravings to actual semi-precious stones.
Due to its wide range of landscapes, Namibia has something to offer for everyone. From desert enthusiasts and geologists to safari lovers and birders, there is a region that will appeal to you.
Many areas of Namibia are still very remote, and some may even need to be taken with caution. Our specialist tour consultants will be able to advise you on which areas are easier to access than others which may require expert 4×4 skills. However this means that it is still easy to get away from the small crowds of tourists even during the high season.
In fact, crowds are a rare thing to see in Namibia as the country is so scarcely populated. With an average of only 2 inhabitants per square kilometer, Namibia as the second least populated country in the world. This has a huge impact on the countries inhabitants who often live far from towns and other developed areas. This creates a friendly atmosphere where everyone is willing to help each other out with a lift into town or a helping hand in the middle of the desert when needed.
The local population is a mosaic of different tribes and cultures all linked by a common past of colonization. These different populations live together in harmony and Namibia is an excellent example of a country that has united and developed rapidly since their colonization and the end of apartheid.
Tourists always leave with great memories of just how friendly the locals are. Namibians are pleased to greet foreigners and are proud to show them around their beautiful country. Feel free to make conversation with the locals. You will quickly see that they have just as many questions about you and your home country as you do about them.
The local people are not the only ones who will leave stars in your eyes. The spectacular wildlife will surprise you as you travel through the desert. From toktokkie beetles to the majestic elephant, the Namibian wildlife has adapted to its dry environment and continues to thrive. Don’t miss a few days in Etosha, the heart of Namibia, filled with a high population of both antelopes and predators. The park is easy to navigate yourself and the animals are generally easy to find, conglomerated around the waterholes. We encourage everyone to obey by park rules, appreciate the wildlife from afar and protect this precious environment.
Facts about Namibia
President: Hage Geingob (2015)
Prime Minister: Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila (2015)
Total area: 318,694 sq mi (825,418 sq km)
Population (2013 est.): 2,182,852 (growth rate: 0.817%); birth rate: 21.11/1000; infant mortality rate: 45.61/1000; life expectancy: 52.17
Capital and largest city: Windhoek, 342,000
Monetary unit: Namibian dollar