WHY TRAVEL HERE?
Namibia is twice the size of Germany and yet it is also the second least densely populated country in the world, with just 2 million people. This extraordinarily expansive country is perfect for a self-drive safari; with an excellent network of high standard roads and incredible diversity, this is one of the most enjoyable we know.
Excellent wildlife viewing in Etosha National Park and some of the largest sand dunes in the world at the adrenalin capital of Swakopmund, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park combine to make Namibia a rollicking adventure destination for the whole family! In the south you’ll see Fish River Canyon, the world’s second deepest canyon, as well as Sossuvlei’s white pans and red dunes, while dramatic Damaraland offers the chance to see desert rhino and fantastic rock formations.
The country’s currency, the Namibian dollar, is pegged to the South African Rand, which currently offers excellent value for money for your holiday when converted from major currencies.
Some more to explore
1. Cape Cross Seal Reserve
2. Caprivi Game Reserve
3. Daan Vilijoen Game Park
4. Damaraland Wilderness Reserve
6. Fish River Canyon National Park
8. Khaudom Game Park
10. Mahango Game Reserve
12. NamibRand Nature Reserve
13. Skeleton Coast National Park
15. Walvis Bay
17. Waterberg Plateau Park
Per Capita GDP
Head of State
825 418sq km
More than 13 tribes and ethnic groups by order of size are: Wambo 46%, Kavango 9%, Herero and Damara both 7%, Whites 6%, Coloureds 4%, Caprivians 4%, San 3%, Basters 2%, Tswana 1%
English is the official language but Afrikaans and German are also widely spoken. The African languages and dialects are in two main groups, Bantu (spoken by Owambos, Hereros, Kavangos, Caprivians and Tswanas) and Khoisan (spoken by the Bushmen (San) and Nama/Damara).
Approx. 2,5 million
Namibian dollar (pegged and equal to the South African Rand)
Pegged to the South Africa Rand
GMT / UTC +2 hours
President Hage Geingob