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Namibia is a Strikingly Beautiful Country

Aug 18, 2007
Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa on the Atlantic coast. It shares borders with Angola, and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south. It gained independence from South Africa in 1990 and its capital city is Windhoek. Namibia is a member state of the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community, the African Union, and the Commonwealth of Nations.

Namibia generally attracts eco-tourists with the majority visiting to experience the different climates and natural geographical landscapes such as the great eastern desert and plains. There are many lodges and reserves for eco tourists to travel to and stay over.

Namibia is a strikingly beautiful country, with all the credentials for the best Landscape photographic safari in Southern Africa. We have created some alternatives for you to explore this mostly desolate country.

Namibia is a land of vast, open spaces that create a splendid Technicolor dreamscape of swirling orange red sand dunes and shimmering white salt flats. Wedged between the sun baked realm of the Kalahari and the chilly waters of the South Atlantic, it is a country blessed with an incredible abundance of natural resources, and yet only a few travellers find their way to this remarkable and exciting destination.

Namibia is a country of contrasts straddled between two deserts, the Namib along its coastline, and the Kalahari in the eastern interior. It is a large country of over 800,000 square kilometres, close in size to Botswana and Zimbabwe put together. Namibia is larger than France and Great Britain combined, yet the population is only 1.6 million, there is a great deal of open space and ample blue sky all year. It is clear to see why Namibia holidays are becoming more popular all the time.

The country finally gained independence in 1990 and since then it has matured and evolved a character of its own. The rich and colourful African culture has blended with the European and South African traditions of its former rulers. It is also maturing as a safari destination and is becoming one of Africas hottest new attractions. With the Okavango and Victoria Falls being next door, many people combine a Namibian safari with a Botswana or Zimbabwe safari.

Northern Namibia is home to the fascinating Himba people who live their nomadic life like the Maasai in Kenya. The Caprivi is a wetlands paradise and Damaraland is a vast and scenic land that is home to the desert elephant and the largest free roaming black rhino populations. Etosha National Park, Africas fourth largest park, steals the show in the north.

The Namib Naukluft Park in southern Namibia is one of the largest conservancies in the world. The Kalahari is serene and beautiful and the Fish River Canyon is dramatic and spectacular. Sossusvlei steals the show in the south.

Whether you self-drive Namibia or opt for a fly in safari, we at Rhino Africa are Namibia experts, and will gladly assist you in building an itinerary that best suite your requirements and budget.
About the Author
Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Namibia Rental Site
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