Namibia Travel Guide

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    • Namibia [1] is in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Botswana, Angola, Zambia and the Atlantic Ocean. Formerly a colony of Germany, Namibia was administered by South Africa under a League of Nations mandate after WWI, and annexed as a province of South Africa after WWII. The South-West African People’s Organization (SWAPO) launched a guerrilla war for independence in 1966, but did not gain independence until 1990.
      • Regions

        Regions of Namibia
        Caprivi
        The panhandle in the north-east of the country. With two major rivers, the Caprivi is one of the few areas of Namibia that have water.
        Northern Namibia
        North of the Ugab river mouth to the border with Angola.
        Central Namibia
        Between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Ugab river mouth.
        Southern Namibia
        South of the Tropic of Capricorn.

        Cities

        • Windhoek — Namibia’s capital and largest city.

        Other destinations

        • Brandberg Mountains — The highest mountain in Namibia at 2 573 m.
        • Etosha National Park
        • Kolmanskop — A ghost town just outside Lüderitz.
        • Waterberg Plateau Park — Another good place to watch wildlife.
        • Sossusvlei — The most popular entry point for people wanting to visit the Namib desert.
        • Skeleton Coast — The northern coastal part of the Namib desert, named for the dozens of ships that were beached in the thick fog that is frequent where the desert meets the Atlantic.
        • Spitzkoppe — the Matterhorn of Namibia.
        • Fish River Canyon Park–The second largest canyon in the world.
        • Opuwo— capital of Kunene Region and an ideal starting point for stocking up before venturing further into Kaokoland and the rest of NW Kunene.
        • Kaokoland – home to the Himba tribe, desert elephants, desert lions, Epupa Waterfalls and many more attractions in this north-western corner of Namibia.

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