Namibia Destination Information

Namibia is known for its contrasting landscapes. The desolate Namib Desert is said to be the oldest in the world, with its high dunes and awe-inspiring sense of space. The central plateau, with its thorn bush savannah and rugged mountains, rising abruptly from the plains, gives way to the majestic Fishriver Canyon in the south.

In the north of the country, landscapes range from dense bush and open plains of the great Etosha Pan, to woodland savannah and lush vegetation. Dinosaur footprints preserved in sandstone, prehistoric rock art, the ancient fossil plant, Welwitschia mirabilis, all bear witness to the timelessness of this country.

The Republic of Namibia is a vast, sparsely populated country situated along the south Atlantic coast of Africa between 17 and 29 degrees south of the Equator. With its surface area of 824 268 square kilometres, Namibia is the 31 st largest country in the world. It stretches for about 1 300 km from south to north and varies from 480 to 930 km in width from west to east.

Namibia, previously known as South West Africa, is bordered by South Africa in the south, Angola and Zambia in the north and Botswana and Zimbabwe in the east. The Namib Desert stretches along the whole west coast of the country, while the Kalahari Desert runs along its southeastern border with Botswana.

Namibia is demarcated into 7 regions, namely the Caprivi, Central, Etosha, Kaokoland, Sossusvlei, Southern, Coastal Region.

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Sossusvlei

Central Region

The Central Region is edged by two deserts, the Namib desert to the West and the Kalahari to the East. Traveling north one perceives that the region is rich in mineral wealth and animal life, while southwards there is a vast plain of scrub and rock.

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Etosha Region

The Namib is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, and extends from the Kunene River in the north for some 1600kms to the Orange River. It is 140 kilometres wide and the oldest known and the most extreme desert on earth.

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Caprivi Region

Southern region of Namibia spans two famous deserts – the Kalahari in the east and the Namib in the west – with rugged, mountainous terrain in between. It presents some of the principally spectacular landscapes in the entire Namibia.

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Kaokoland

Kaokoland is one of the last remaining wilderness areas in Southern Africa. It is a world of incredible mountain scenery, a refuge for the rare desert dwelling elephant, black rhino and giraffe and the home of the Himba people.

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Sossusvlei

The sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert are often referred to as the highest dunes in the world. Various arguments are laid out to support this claim, but all miss the point, which is that Sossusvlei is surely one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia.

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Southern Region

Southern region of Namibia spans two famous deserts – the Kalahari in the east and the Namib in the west – with rugged, mountainous terrain in between. It presents some of the principally spectacular landscapes in the entire Namibia.

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Coastal Region

The coastal region is one of the world’s most captivating desert regions.

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