With more than 300 sunny days a year is Namibia a sought-after holiday destination. The country gets its name from the large Namib Desert that stretches along the entire coastline towards the Atlantic Ocean. In Namibia you will find a rich wildlife and magnificent nature. The country is particularly famous for its massive sand dunes against a clear blue sky. Namibia is quite "undiscovered" and is a gem for those who want to go off the typical tourist tracks. Here you can go on a desert safari and look for the shy desert lions and desert elephants.
Namibia is three times larger than Norway, but has just over 2 million inhabitants. The Kalahari in the east has an extreme climate, with drought in winter (April-September) and torrential downpours in summer (October-March). Then the savanna is transformed into a network of rivers and lakes.
Fish River Canyon in the very south of Namibia is the world's second largest canyon after the Grand Canyon in the USA. To the west are the dunes at Sossusvlei. The area is known for high sand dunes and star-shaped mountains. The colors of the dunes vary from pale apricot to deep red, and stand in stark contrast to the vast white plains at the foot of the dunes.
Along the rugged Atlantic coast lies the historic oasis of Swakopmund. Founded in 1892X, the old German colonial city has a wealth of historic buildings. It lies like an oasis between sea, desert and sand dunes. North along the coast lies Cape Cross and the well-known seal colony with Cape Fur Seals and the "Skeleton Coast."
Northeast in Namibia is the climate more humid, and here is the savannah forest. Animal life is rich, and this is where one finds the largest cheetah population in the world. Namibia was the first country in the world to introduce nature conservation in the constitution, and Etosha was declared a conservation area already in 1907.
A trip to Namibia offers experiences out of the ordinary. A stay here can be combined with South Africa, Botswana and Victoria Falls.