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Namibia

Destination Information

Namibia which lies in south west Africa is a country of contrasts and is fast becoming one of Africa's hottest new attractions. It is larger than Great Britain and France combined and with only a population of only 1.5 million people, there is a great deal of open spaces. Predominately an arid country with diverse landscapes. 

The Namib Desert 

It is believed to be the oldest desert in the world. With its towering sand dunes,) Namib Naukluft Park , at 49,768 sq km, is the fourth-largest conservation area in the world. Sossusvlei area is a sea of sand dunes up to 300m high, stretching as far as the eye can see and is home to countless water birds in the rainy season and oryx, springbok and ostriches during the dry season.


Skeleton Coast
 

This remote western coastline is named after the skeletal remains as well as the debris of shipwrecks. Almost every morning, cool ocean air meets the warm desert air causing mist to blanket the coastline bringing life-sustaining moisture to the desert's fauna and flora. It is a wild, desolate environment, yet it supports a host of incredible adapted wildlife - from enormous colonies of Cape fur seals to desert elephants, black rhinos, brown hyena as well as other species. 

Etosha National Park

The park is an area of savanna, open woodland and dominated by a large shimmering salt pan and home to a wide array of animals. Covering an area of 22 270 square km, it is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species and 16 amphibian species and one of the best places in southern Africa to spot the endangered cheetah, black rhino and rare antelope species like black-faced impala.


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