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Namibia boasts remarkable natural attractions such as the Namib desert, the Fish River Canyon Park, Etosha National Park and the Kalahari desert. Its people speak nine different languages, including some of the Khoisan languages which include the 'clicks' that present an enigma to most native English-speakers. Namibia produces some of the world's highest quality diamonds.

Namibia is a land of much natural beauty. To truly appreciate the country, you need to get out in the countryside,,  take in the deserts, the mountains, the villages and all that Namibia has to offer.


One of its most dominant features, and the one for which the country is named, is the Namib Desert that stretches for nearly a 1000 km along the Atlantic coast. As one of the oldest deserts in the world, its sand takes on a distinctive rust colour and it has some of the highest sand dunes in the world. Sossusvlei is the most accessible part of the desert and is a magical place with its towering dunes that shift hues as the sun rises and sets. Further south, near the South African border, is Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world. Stretching for 160 km, it  reaches 27 km across at its widest and nearly 550 m down at its deepest. In the north of the country is the empty and mostly inaccessible Skeleton Coast National Park. It's a seemingly barren expanse of stone and sand famous for its fog and the number of shipwrecks along the coast.


Perhaps not as plentiful as neighbouring Botswana or South Africa, Namibia still has plenty of African wildlife to see. This includes some local subspecies, such as desert lions, desert elephants and the Hartmann's Mountain Zebra, which are adapted to the harsh desert climate. Grazing animals like gemsbok, ostrich and springbok are also common. Namibia's national parks are an excellent place to start and one of the most famous is Etosha National Park in Northern Namibia. The park surrounds the Etosha salt pan, which attracts animals, particularly in the drier winter months, because it is a source of water in a very dry land. Other notable spots to view wildlife are Waterberg Plateau Park, the parks of the Caprivi and the remote Kaokoland.



Regions:

 

Caprivi

The panhandle in the north-east of the country. With two major rivers, the Caprivi is one of the few areas of Namibia that have water.


Northern Namibia

North of the Ugab river mouth to the border with Angola.


Central Namibia

Between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Ugab river mouth.


Southern Namibia

South of the Tropic of Capricorn.


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Namibia

Some Activities In The Area Include

Morning & Afternoon game drives,

Wilderness Trails On Foot,

Picnics In The Wild,

Walking Tours,

Camping Tours,

Mountain Biking,

Photo Safaris,

Historical Museum Visits,

Curio Shopping,

Hot Air Ballooning,

Desert Tours

Dune Surfing

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