NAMIBIA


Namibia is a huge 'no-man's' land.
Land of Mysteries and Adventures.

It is mainly covered by the Desert.
The KALAHARI Desert, that sit astride to Botswana, up east, and the NAMIB Desert in the centre, and up west.

With its 80 Million years, the Namib Desert is considered as the older desert in the world.
Its endless and abandoned stretch of sand and gravel, hemmed by relentless dunes, is home of a unique flora and fauna.

North side, the KAOKOLAND is a vast, rocky and mountainous terrain, wild and unpredictable. Largely populated by the HIMBA's and the HERRERO's speaking people, who gave the area its name.

The Kaokoland is the only place remaining where you will be able to see the Desert elephant in small herds.
A little bit smaller than its cousin, the African Elephant, did adapt, and continue to roam this desolate landscape.

Namibia is made for 'Great Space' and 'Road Trip' lovers, searching for authenticity and an untouched wilderness.

One of the most Intense destinations in Africa.

- The SOSSUSLVEI Dunes : they are the highest sand dunes in the world, with some of them reaching 300m high.
A deep red, and a sparse vegetation, give to this place all its singularity.
Its most spectacular place is certainly the 'DEADVLEI' (Dead Marsh).
The 'DeadVlei' is an old salty pan, with dozens of dead trees, surrounded by those majestic sand dunes.

- The NAMIB-NAUKLUFT National Park : with its 50.000 kilometres square, it is the biggest National park in Africa, and the 4th in the world.
Despite an extremely difficult environment, arid and desolated, many creatures and plants have adapted to it, and still survive.
Namib means 'Open Space' in Himba's language.
The Namib Desert gave its name to Namibia, 'Land of Open Spaces', at the end of the German colonisation.
With its so special wilderness and its huge landscapes, The Namib-Naukluft Park belongs to the most astonishing wonders of the African Continent.

- The Fish River Canyon : with 160km long and, 600m deep, this is the 2nd canyon in size after the Great Canyon in the United States.
Its wind-carved flanks, rocky formations, gullies and valleys, make of it a geological wonder of 2.000 Million years old.

- ETOSHA National Park : covers an area of 22.300km, which makes of it one of the most important Nature Reserves in Africa.
Its arid pan of 4700km square is its particularity.
Etosha Park is a very active research centre, famous all around the world, thanks to its Ecological Institute established in 1974.
With: 114 mammal species, like the very endanger Black Rhino present in number here, 380 bird species, 110 reptile species, and 16 amphibian species, Etosha National Park is a Treasure of Biological Diversity.

 








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