With the news of KAUAI setting up shop in Namibia, we thought we’d explore the region a bit. We tend to focus on beaches a great deal on the blog but there is also so much inland stuff to explore on this beautiful planet of ours. That and Namibia just so happens to have a mind-blowing stretch of coastline, much of which is completely uninterrupted by humans. In fact, all of Namibia is mind-blowing.
Here are some fast facts from Namibia Tourism:
- Situated on the southwestern coast of Africa, Namibia borders Angola and Zambia in the north, South Africa in the south and Botswana in the east.
- Namibia’s capital city is Windhoek.
- The current literacy rate in Namibia is about 83%, one of the highest in Africa.
And these are Namibia’s top areas:
The Caprivi is a narrow strip of land, 450km long and up to about 100km wide. It’s a mosaic of woodlands, rivertine forests, swamps and rivers.
The Kavango Region and its people rely on the Okavango River and its broad flood plains, which make the area considerably greener than the rest of Namibia. The biggest attractions are the game parks, such as the Khaudum Game Park.
The Central North region of Namibia is a mix of flat gravel plains and grasslands, rolling wooded hills and rugged mountains.
Namibia’s North West region extends from the Kunene River on the Angola border down to the Ugab River, the southern border of the Skeleton Coast Park. The park is a massive wilderness reserve known for its untouched and diverse landscape.
The Central region is dominated by the capital city, Windhoek. It rests on a gravely inland plateau with dotted areas of Acacia and scrub grass sounded by two deserts, the Namib Desert to the west and the Kalahari to the east.
Travel East from Etosha or Windhoek, and you’ll find Mushmanland to the North and the Kalahari to the south. This is remote country, even by Namibian standards. Here within scattered small villages live the San Bushmen, famous for their survival skills.
The serene landscape of the Namib/Coastal area is made up of red dunes, vast plains and rugged mountains.
The South of Namibia is wide-open and arise, but it is this very austerity that makes the region so fascinating. Arguably the country’s most spectacular geological phenomenon, the Fish River Canyon cuts an impressive 161 km long gorge into an otherwise flat landscape. From here, attractions are spread across great distances, the reward being the land’s peace and quiet.
Lastly, here is some photo evidence to enjoy…