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Namibia

A country straddled between two deserts, the Namib along the coastline and the Kalahari on the eastern interior, this rich and colorful African culture has blended with the German, European and South African traditions. Customs and architecture have evolved into Namibia's unique contrasts and atmosphere.

 

Namibia

From the extensive salt pans in Etosha to the steep arid red dunes of Sossusvlei and the wild uninhabited Skeleton coast there is a startling scenery which draws the visitor to one of Africa's most impressive and unique Safaris. The animal kingdom is well represented by the large mammal group represented by elephant, giraffe, rhino, and buffalo with endangered species such as black rhino, cheetah, wild dog, lion, kudu, waterbuck and oribi. Out of 887 bird species recorded in Southern Africa 620 have been found in Namibia.

Etosha National Park
The most famous Namibian park consists of salt pan, which is approximately 4,500 square kilometres large, woodland and grassland habitats. Access by road from Otjiwarongo or Tsumeb or by light aircraft. Open all year round. Accommodation is available in three camps: Okaukuejo, Halali and Namutoni. Animal species inhabiting the park include different smaller species of antelopes, cheetahs, elephants, gemsboks (oryx), giraffes, hartebeests, impalas (black-faced only), kudus, leopards, lions, rhinoceros, springboks, wildebeests, zebras and more than 300 species of birds.

Khaudom Game Park
Consists mostly of semi-desert. Access by poor road from Grootfontein or Rundu (Katima Mulilo). Open all year round although access is only permitted to four wheel drive vehicles. Accommodation available. Animal species living in the park include antelopes, elephants, zebras and a variety of birds.

Mahango Game Reserve
The reserve is open to day visitors only. Accommodation is available at Popa Falls camp.

Namib-Naukluft National Park
Walvis Bay or Luderitz via Helmeringhausen. Open all year round, access is not permitted to the diamond area. Different types of accommodation is available. Animal species living in the park include cheetahs, klipspringers, kudus, leopards, springboks and zebras.

Skeleton Coast Park
Access by untarred road from Swakopmund or from Khorixas. Open all year round. Accommodation available. Animal species living in the park include elephants, hyenas, jackals and a wide variety of birds.

Waterberg Plateau Park
Consists of savannah and woodland. Access by road from Windhoek or from Otjiwarongo. Accommodation is available. Animal species living in the park include antelopes, buffaloes, bushbabies, cheetahs, rhinoceros, and more than 100 species of birds.

Caprivi Game Reserve
Access by road from Rundu or Katima Mulilo. Accommodation is available. Animal species living in the park include crocodiles, hippopotamus and a wide variety of birds.

Main Cities
Windhoek, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay