Namibia is a politically stable and peaceful country. It is four times the size of Great Britain and larger than Texas. Situated on the south-western seaboard of the African continent, Namibia is bordered by Angola in the north, Botswana in the east and South Africa in the south. In the far north-east the Caprivi extends as far as Zimbabwe and Zambia. The capital is the picturesque city of Windhoek. Namibia is populated by just over 2 million people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The ten largest tribes in Namibia are the Nama, Damara, the San bushmen, the Himba, Kavango, Herero, Baster, Owambo, Tswana and Caprivi people.

There is also widespread German heritage to be found in Namibias cities, due to the colonial background. Wildlife habitat in Namibia consists of open plains country, semi desert, desert, mountains and acacia woodland. This habitat is interspaced with dry sand rivers that only run after exceptional rainfall. Water is obtained from dams, reservoirs and bore holes. In the North East the landscape changes to flood plain, riverene forest and Mopane woodland. There are large permanent rivers in this area including the Okavango, Chobe and Kwando. Namibia welcomes safari hunters, photographers and fishermen who have a taste for the wild to come and experience the untamed, unspoilt, unforgettable wilderness. Discover the desolate beauty, the solitude, the brilliant sunshine and abundant wildlife, birds and fish, which Namibia has to offer. Most of Namibia is malaria free.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Surface area: 824 268 km2
Capital: Windhoek
Independence: March 21, 1990
Multiparty Parliament Democratic Constitution Freedom of the press/media
Division of power between executive, legislature and judiciary
Secular state – freedom of religion (90% Christian)

ENVIRONMENT
Nature reserves, 15% of surface area
Highest mountain: Brandberg. Other prominent mountains: Spitzkoppe, Gamsberg, Moltkeblick.
Perennial rivers: Orange, Kunene, Okavango, Zambezi and Kwando/Linyanti/Chobe
Ephemeral rivers: Numerous, including Fish, Kuiseb, Swakop and Ugab

FLORA
14 vegetation zones. 120 species of trees. 200 endemic plant species.
100 plus species of lichen. Living fossil plant: Welwitschia mirabilis
(on Gamsberg Ranch look out for the famous Quiver tree (Aloe Dichotoma), and many other endemic and rare species of plants).

 

 



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The 2017 season is well under way with lovely guests and friends from all over the world.

We have received excellent rains after a 3 year drought, with rain lasting all the way through April.                 read more

 
 
   
   

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