Namibia

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  Overview

The landscape is Namibia's defining natural asset. You can take in the beautiful wildlife and unique landscapes at your own pace, on your own terms

Namibia is a land of stark contrasts, where towering dunes meet a tempestuous coastline. As it should be in a land of such contrasts, Namibia offers an endless variety of safari options. Experience the haunting silence of the Kalahari Desert and spot one of 430 bird species in the Caprivi region, search for desert elephants in Damaraland and interact with the astonishing Himba community in the remote Kaokoveld.

You have the opportunity to see Africa's Big 5 and numerous endemic species against the backdrop of the country's unique landscape. Namibia is the last place on earth where black rhino roam free across communal land, and is one of two countries in the world that are home to the desert-dwelling elephant.



 
  Bordering Countries   Capital City   Currency  
  Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia   Windhoek   Namibian Dollar (NAD)  
             
  Official Language   Largest City   Dialling code  
  English   Windhoek   +264  
   
 
 
 
 
           
           
           
  When to go

Namibia can be visited throughout the year. The climate is generally dry and pleasant. Namibia only receives a fraction of the rain experienced by countries further east. Between December to March, some days will be humid and rain may follow, often in localized, afternoon thunderstorms. Wildlife viewing in all parks, but especially in Etosha, is best in the dry season from June to October. In the wet season, animals move away from the waterholes and scatter around the park.

Best time to go: June to October (All parks)
High Season: July to October (Will not feel too crowded, except for Etosha and the main access road in Namib-Naukluft)
Low Season: December to April (All parks are very quiet)
Best Weather: April and May (Moderate temperatures, little to no rainfall, green landscape)
Worst Weather: November to February (Very hot)
   
               
 
           
Fast Fact

The Namib is a coastal desert in Namibia. Having endured arid or semi-arid conditions for roughly 55 - 80 million years, the Namib may be the oldest desert in the world
           
           
Electricity / Voltage
Plugs / sockets are usually an issue when it comes to traveling, so always make sure you travel with a universal plug adapter

The voltage is 220 V
The plug used is M
The electrical frequency is 50 Hz
           
           
Itravel's preferred Top Attractions
Brief descriptions of our recommended areas to visit
           
    Windhoek
It's not a big city and is eminently walkable; add to this a mixed population, a pedestrian-friendly city centre, a relaxed, relatively hassle-free pace and an utterly cosmopolitan outlook and Windhoek makes for a very pleasant exploration indeed. Neo-baroque cathedral spires, as well as a few seemingly misplaced German castles, punctuate the skyline, and complement the steel-and-glass high-rises.
 
         
    Etosha National Park
Etosha, meaning "place of dry water", is encloses a huge, flat calcrete depression (or pan) of about 5 000km². The Pan provides a great, parched, silver-white backdrop of shimmering mirages to an area of semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub
 
         
    Swakopmund
Swakopmund is Namibia’s biggest coastal town. The city’s German origins are quite pronounced in beautiful old German Colonial buildings throughout the city, making a stark contrast with the Namib Desert at the edge of town. The nearby sand dunes provide several activities such as sandboarding, horse riding and quad biking while the beaches of Swakopmund provide plenty of surf and sand
 
         
    Sossusvlei
Located in the Namib Desert, Sossusvlei is a enormous clay pan surrounded by gigantic, red sand dunes. The Tsauchab River flows through the desert, and its rare flooding waters the vegetation that survives in the clay soil
 
         
    Caprivi Strip
Caprivi is surrounded by 4 perennial rivers – Chobe, Kwando, Linyanti and the mighty Zambezi. These waterfront areas combine riverine forests with vast wetlands, attracting over 600 species of bird, 4 of the big 5 (less rhino) as well as boasting 4 National Parks – Bwabwata, Mamili, Mudumu and Mahango
 
         
    Fish River Canyon
Today the canyon measures 160km long up to 27km wide and almost 550m at its deepest. Allegedly the 2nd largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. The towering rock faces and deep ravines were formed by water erosion and the collapse of the valley due to movements in the earth's crust over 500 million years ago
 
         
 
 

 

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