Having the world's oldest desert, the highest sand dunes, and one of the most notorious coasts to shippers (the 'Skeleton Coast') Namibia is one of the world's newest independent republics.
Previously known, as South West Africa, Namibia was a German protectorate up until WW1, when it came under the administration of South Africa. The German heritage is still very evident in the architecture and place names (Luderitz Swakopmund) and in the dress of the Herrero tribe womenfolk, who still copy the dress of the German missionary's wives of the 19th Century.
The country has large stocks of diamonds, copper, uranium, tin, silver and other minerals, and these, plus the more traditional stock raising and fishing underpin the economy
Namibia appears to the visitor huge and empty. The largely desert - like landscape offers some stunning scenery. The Fish River Canyon in the south, Etosha National Park in the north and the Namib - Naukluft desert in the middle are the main points of interest.
Life Expectancy: 60 years
Per Capita Income: US$1060
Currency: Namibian Dollar (N$)
Mail your needs with clear specifications, and with definites booked...i.e
" Looking for a 4 day Kruger accommodated departing Johannesburg, 2 people, budget R8000pp or less
Flights booked for arrival Jo'burg Monday 20 Oct 10h00 locally from Cape Town, and departure to Germany 19h50 Fr 24 Oct.
We want to have 1 nightdrive and 1 walk included"