Located on the south-western Atlantic Coast of Africa: A spectacular diverse country of wildlife and scenic diversity, ranging from deserts to wide open grass savannahs and tropical regions, filled with spectacular Parks and Game Reserves.
The safest and most affordable travel destination in Africa.
World famous points of interests ranging from the wildlife rich Etosha National Park, considered to be one of the finest most diverse wildlife reserves on Earth.
Unique experiences awaits the explorer, such as tracking the Desert Elephants in Damaraland and Kaokoland, or experience the thrill of seeking the rare animal species of African Wild Dog, Sable or Roan Antelope in the sub-tropical Caprivi and Namibian Okavango regions. The famed Skeleton coast on the Atlantic Ocean is also home to various Cape Fir Seal colonies, of which Cape Cross are the most well-known.
The Namib-Naukluft Park with the highest dunes in the world at Sossusvlei, and the second largest canyon in the world, the Fish River Canyon. These are just a very few of the highlights in Namibia.
Size & Borders
Namibia is a vast country, its surface area is 824 268 km², about 4 times the size of the United Kingdom and 27 times the size of Belgium. Situated along the Atlantic Ocean seaboard on the south-western coast of the African sub-continent.
Namibia share borders with Angola and Zambia in the north, South Africa in the south and south-east, Botswana in the east and Zimbabwe at the eastern extremity of Caprivi, the curiously-shaped panhandle consisting of water-rich swamplands and wildlife. The Atlantic Ocean forms the western border of the country.
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•According to the latest census (2011), Namibia has a population of 2,2 million and an annual population growth of about 3%.
•The population density of 1,7 people per square kilometre, is one
of the lowest in the world.
The population is, however, very unevenly distributed, with approximately 60% of the country’s inhabitants living in the northern tribal areas with about one third in rural areas.
•Namibia’s inhabitants vary from very traditional hunter-gatherers (The San / Bushmen and Himba Tribe), White Namibians, Herero, Ovambo, the Rehoboth Baster, Nama, Damara, to a diverse urban population of semi-skilled, skilled and highly skilled workers, consisting of industrialists, traders, civil servants and individuals in a wide variety of professions.
•Namibia has a dry climate typical of a semi-desert country, where droughts are a regular occurrence.
•Days are generally warm to very hot, while nights are generally cool.
•Mid-summer temperatures often rise to over 40ºC.
•Winter days are warm, but late night temperatures can drop to below freezing.
•Along the Namibian Atlantic coast, the cold Benguela current is also the prime determinant of the climate of the Namib, as it reduces rainfall and causes the omnipresent fog typical of the coast.
•The rainy season lasts from October to April. The rest of the year
is dry and cloudless.
> Most areas of Namibia average more than 300 days of sunshine a year!
•All run on 220/240 volts, with outlets using the round 3-pin, 15 amp type plug.
•The official language is English and all documents, notices and directional signs are in English.
•German and Afrikaans are also used throughout the country and there are numerous African languages and dialects which fall into two main groups: Bantu and Khoi-san.
Citizens from the following countries are exempted from visa requirements if they are entering Namibia as bona fide tourists and they meet the minimum requirements stipulated below:
Angola, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau (SAR), Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Republic of South Africa, Russian Federation, Commonwealth of Independent States of the former USSR, Singapore, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Enquiries for Visas should be made, well in advance of an intended
visit, to The Ministry of Home Affairs, Windhoek .
Minimum Requirements for Tourists exempted from visa requirements to
•To be in possession of a valid passport which is valid for at least 6 months beyond intended departure date from Namibia.
•To be in possession of valid return / onward air ticket or proof of other means of transportation enabling him to leave Namibia.
•Entry into Namibia will be permitted for a maximum period of 90 days, (extension possible on application to The Ministry of Home Affairs during stay in Namibia.)
Gateway Africa Safaris specialize in affordable, small group and family vacations, ranging from camping to lodge tours. Besides the comfort and quality of our Africa trips, our landed prices are all inclusive.
NATIONAL PARKS OF NAMIBIA