- Like No Other Place On Earth
Like No Other Place On Earth
Situated between the
Kalahari Desert and the South Atlantic Ocean along
the southeastern shoreline of Africa, Namibia is known
for its contrasting landscapes including deserts, seascapes,
boundless plateaus and rock canyons. In addition to
its vast array of rich natural resources, Namibia features
a solid contemporary infrastructure as well as diverse
traditional cultures -- it is a magnificent country
Land of Contrasting
Namibia is home to the desolate Namib Desert, with
its high dunes and extraordinary sense of space,
which is said to be the oldest desert in the world.
In fact, it is estimated that the Namib is as much
as 80 million years old. Namibia also boasts the
second largest canyon in the world (next to the Grand
Canyon), the Fish River Canyon. This enormous gorge
spans a distance of approximately 160 kilometers.
Formed around 500 million years ago, the gorge was
created by water erosion coupled with the collapse
of the valley bottom due to movements in the earth's
crust. The canyon is part of a Nature Conservation
Park and has become a popular hiking destination
featuring a path of roughly 86 kilometers.
plateau, with its thorn bush savannah and jagged
mountains, rises unexpectedly from the plains. In
the northern area of the country, landscapes include
everything from the dense bush and open plains of
the great Etosha Pan, to wooded savannah bursting
with lush vegetation.
Sometimes known as
of contrast,” Namibia not only offers the safari
adventurer amazingly diverse landscapes but also
an ample amount of wildlife (the world’s highest
concentration of wild cheetah and almost 70 percent
of the continent’s birds), enormous vistas
and a population that speaks more than 16 languages
Where else in the
world can you experience such unsurpassed beauty
and diverse landscapes complemented by a truly
spectacular coastline? In addition, the timelessness
of this country is reflected in dinosaur footprints
preserved in sandstone, prehistoric rock art, and
the ancient fossil plant, Welwitschia mirabilis.
If you’re a photographer, Namibia is like heaven
In addition to the vast array of natural beauty that
makes Namibia such a perfect choice for a safari,
it is also the natural habitat for a wide variety
of endangered species including the Puku antelope
(occurring in Namibia’s Caprivi area), the
Orbi and the Black Rhino. In fact, there are more
than 20 species of antelope in Namibia including
the Eland and the Gemsbok. In the seaside retreat
of Swakopmund, you can take a boat journey and view
seals, dolphins, whales and penguins.
is probably the least known of the Southern African
countries, the attractions and topography are unlike
anywhere else in the world. When you go on safari
in Namibia, you will experience the opportunity to
explore culture, wildlife and landscapes that will
leave a lasting impression.
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