Namibia is located in southwest Africa. It is a large country and sharing borders with Angola to the north, Botswana to the east, South Africa to the south and in the north lays the Caprivi Strip that sharing borders with Zambia and Zimbabwe.
In the west is some of the most desolate and lonely coastline in the world. Along the entire length of the west coastline lays the Namib Desert. The Etosha Pan is a dried-out saline lake and is in the far northwest.
According to the latest population senses in 2001 Namibia has 1826 million people.
Namibia has a pleasantly warm and dry climate. In the winter the temperature ranges from 18 degrees to 25 degrees Celsius during the day. At night below freezing temperatures are common. The summer temperature ranges from 20 degrees to 34 degrees Celsius. Temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius are often recorded in the extreme north and south of the country in the summer.
Namibia was once a colony of Germany and later occupied by South Africa’s apartheid government, but in 1990 Namibia gained full independence and South Africa withdraws.
Many people visited Namibia to come and see the harsh splendour desert country, but there are many other activities to do on your holiday when visiting Namibia, like 4 by 4, angling, hiking, hunting and bird watching.
Namibian currency is the Namibian Dollar and is linked to the South African Rand on a 1 to 1 basis. The South African Rand is also legal in Namibia although the Namibian Dollar cannot be used in South Africa.
Today Namibia is a peaceful country with a contrasting landscape and beautiful scenery and your visit will be worth wile.