Namibia is the driest country in Sub Saharan Africa, and to put that in context there are 54 countries in Africa of which 46 are considered Sub Saharan. It therefore stands to reason that a country such as this which is the 34th largest in the world has one of the lowest populations at only about 2.2 million inhabitants.
These numbers are meaningless until you visit this stunning country and feel that complete vastness and isolation; the determination to survive and the character of the people and the animals shaped by this astonishing country.
Namibia is a destination perfect for the traveller who enjoys taking time and comfortable navigating at their own wheel. It is a perfect self-drive destination, although be warned the distances are vast and the roads are mostly hard packed gravel, going is ultimately quite slow, as it should be.
Flying is certainly possible, but mainly by private charter flights. The reward is access to some of the most remote destinations in the world, such as Serra Cafema on the northern border between Namibia and Angola, offering a chance to see one of the last authentic African tribes, The Himba, living out their existence. A startling piece of land: the dark mountains of Angola and the white dunes of Namibia split apart by the oasis of the crocodile infested Kunene River.
Travel into a highly protected private piece of land on the Skeleton Coast, where a footstep into the stone crust will remain there for a hundred years. Watch as the black backed jackals pick their way around the hundreds of seals that lay on the beach near the ancient ruins of a craft.
See desert adapted creatures eke out their existence in the sparse desert environment, including elephant, rhino and lion. Visit ancient rock engravings of Twyfelfontein or stand in complete awe at the foot of the giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei
And still there is more – the ghost town of Kolmanskop reclaimed by the desert, the desert-adapted wild horses of Aus, the ocean fishing town of Swakopmund, the wildlife around the pans of Etosha National Park, the rehabilitated cheetah of the CFF and the Bushman of the Kalahari. Namibia is a place that demands attention and time, but gives back so much more than it takes.
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