Namibia is in southern Africa bordering South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Zambia. Namibia has natural attractions as the Namib Desert, the Fish River Canyon, Etosha National Park and the Kalahari Desert. Its people speak nine different languages, including some of the Khoisan languages which include the 'clicks' that present an enigma to most native English-speakers. Namibia produces some of the world's highest quality diamonds. Transport network is very good either by road or air.
Namibia offers a number of tourist attractions which are unforgettable. The Namibian safaris provide a good place for getaways. The country is full of desert dunes which are the highest in the world, game viewing and traditional cultures. Walvis Bay
is the main habour in Namibia. It is visited by many fishing boats and a number of cruise liner ships. The bay has a golf course and a choice of restaurants. The Namib desert offers contrasting landscapes. You can have self drive tours. There are reliable car rental companies. There is a wide range of accommodation in the country- formal hotels, guest houses and guest farms. Most of the rest camps have restaurant, fuel station, swimming pool and shop.
Namibia derived its name from the Namib Desert, an unique geological feature renowned for the pristine and haunting quality of its landscape. It is this feature that characterises Namibia most, and that is home to several of the countries top tourist destinations, such as Sossusvlei, Sandwich Harbour and the Skeleton Coast Park.
Far from being lifeless and barren, the long, narrow strip of moist coastal desert features an unusual variety of desert-adapted flora and fauna, including a large number of endemic plant, bird, reptile and insect species. Many of these species are of particular scientific interest and attract scientists from all over the world.
Since Namibia's tourist industry is based on the country's natural assets, tourist developments are closely linked to conservation. Various forms of eco- and community tourism are practiced in the country. Current government policy places the emphasis on quality tourism as opposed to quantity tourism.
New developments are consequently kept small, high standards are maintained and the carrying capacity of the environment is taken into consideration
Namibia's bountiful sunshine, abundance of wildlife, scenic beauty and rich diversity of geological phenomena make the country a sought-after tourist destination to which visitors return again and again.
Additional plus points are the friendliness and cultural diversity of its people, a well-developed infrastructure and an extensive choice of parks, resorts and accommodation establishments. The latter range from five-star luxury hotels and upmarket guest lodges to simple and rustic accommodation in the quiet seclusion of the bush.
For sportsmen and adventurers Namibia has much to offer. Activities include soaring, hiking, hot-air ballooning, dune skiing, mountain biking, white-river rafting, hunting, equestrian sports and excellent coastal and freshwater angling.