after the oldest desert in the world that extends almost the entire
length of its South Atlantic coastline.
boasts 20 National Parks and protected areas, with a small
population (under 2 million), the country has dramatic and sparsely
inhabited wilderness areas with truly spectacular mountain and
desert landscapes. The stark emptiness and desolation of the
Namibian expanses are captivating.
country is well endowed with wildlife but doesn't compete with its
regional neighbours in terms of game concentrations and variety
(Namibia has the world's highest concentration of wild cheetah). The
adaptation to its arid and harsh habitats by animal and plant
species is fascinating.
birdlife is renowned with nearly 70% of southern Africa's 887 bird
species having been recorded.
regions of prime "safari-interest" include the Etosha
National Park, Namib-Naukluft
Park, the Skeleton
Coast, Kaokoveld (described
as "Africa's last great wilderness") and the Caprivi
has an infant tourism industry and is best tackled on a mobile
safari basis. Namibia has a first class road network which
facilitates excellent self-drive safari prospects for the more
holds a unique set of rewards for adventurous spirits.