Namibia is located in the south-western corner of Sub- Saharan Africa. It is an arid country with vast open spaces, ranging from lush vegetation, woodlands, mountains and desert.
About 1.8 million people share the vast spaces of Namibia. The capital; Windhoek is the largest city in the Republic. Located in central Namibia, it has a growing population due to an influx from all over the country. Swakopmund is located on the north west of Namibia and is a popular seaside town which draws many tourists from around the world. It’s much loved by Namibians too, especially over the festive period.
Swakopmund has a very rich architectural design with colonial buildings and was considered an important harbour under Dutch rule. The beautiful desert town is surrounded by dunes and the sea.
Namibia offers a range of accommodation types across the country, these range from luxury hotels, guest houses, apartments, backpacker, bed and breakfast, boutique hotels, bungalows, camps, caravan parks, chalets, cottages, luxury game lodges, golf lodges, guest farms, guest houses, guest lodges, holiday homes, hotels, houseboats, resorts, self-catering, upmarket beachside resorts and lodges and villas.
WHEN TO VISIT
Visitors should take extra precaution against malaria when visiting the north eastern region of the country between November and June as malaria is prevalent during this period. On the other hand the north cost of the country is malaria free.
Game viewing is best throughout the year however it is said to best during the cooler dry months from May to September. The Etosha National Park is best for a great wildlife experience during the Dry season from June to October. Namibia experiences hot summers especially in the inland where the temperatures soar up to to 34 degrees. The rainy season is between January and March, in the summer months. Rainfall occurs during the winter months in the Southern part of the country. The best temperatures are during April and May with little to no rain and moderate temperatures.
This incredible country has so much to offer and there are plenty of reasons why it a must-see country. The country is a haven for wildlife, nature, and diverse cultures from the ancient San people to the colourful Herero and the Himba tribe. Namibia is surely one of the most fascinating countries on earth. The country has 22 National Parks that cover 18% of its geographical area. Its system of national parks is managed by the government- it’s the only shareholder.
The Etosha National Park is one of the largest National Parks in Southern Africa, it covers an area of 22 270 square km. The wildlife includes desert-adapted elephant, rhino and desert-adapted lion, cheetah, leopard, black-faced impala and the black rhino. The country also boasts with the beautiful oryx which is also featured on the country’s coat of arms, or gemsbok as it is locally known, kudu, zebra, springbuck, zebra, and giraffe, the Namaqua chameleon to name a few.
- The Namibia Desert is truly beautiful; it’s the oldest desert in the world
- Etosha National Park
- Skeleton Coast National Park
- Namib Naukluft National Park
- Lüderitz, a little bit of Germany in Africa
- Namibia has the largest free-roaming cheetah population
- The different cultures & The Himba People
- Dune 45, the most photographed Dune in the world
- Richterveldt Transfrontier Park home to the Fish River Canyon is 500-million year old and is world’s 2nd largest canyon
- Desert Express train- travels to several tourist attractions and towns
- Agate Beach
- Arnhem cave system
- Whale Watching at Walvis Bay
- the Amazing Epupa Falls
- The desert-adapted elephants in Damaraland
- Visit the wild horses of the Namib Desert
- The Sesriem Canyon
aha EAGLE TENTED LODGE
Etosha National Park, this luxury lodge offers you the unique opportunity to experience northwestern Namibia’s authentic beauty.