Namibia

Namibia
November 18, 2014 Miriam Chiazor

Welcome to Namibia

Namibia is in Southern Africa and borded to the west by the Atlantic Ocean. It is the first country in the world to integrate an environmental protection into its constitution. It is a land of natural beauty and one of the producers of the finest quality diamonds.

It has very remarkable architecture observed majorly in the capital city, Windhoek, which is evidence of its German influence.

A dominant tourist attraction is the Namib Desert after which the country is named. Namib is one of the oldest deserts and it stretches limitless along the Atlantic Ocean. It has some of the highest sand dunes in the world, and the hue changes depending on the position of the Sun.

Another attraction worth visiting is the impressive Fish river canyon; it is also one of the largest canyons in the world and its gorge measures around 27km wide and 500m deep while it expanses for up to 160km.

There is no shortage of activities as travelers can go skydiving and sand boarding. Namibia is hailed a top tourist destination.

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Quick facts

  • Official name
    The Republic of Namibia
  • Location
    Namibia is a country in Southern Africa. It is bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the north by Angola and Zambia, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the southeast
  • Government
    Presidential System, Republic
  • Dialing code
    264
  • Climate weather
    Tropical to Savannah
  • Population
    2,302,732 on 825,615 km²
  • Official language
    English
  • Other major languages
    German, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo
  • Currency
    Namibian Dollar (NAD)
  • Foreign currencies accepted
    USD ($), SA Rand (ZAR)
  • Entry requirements
    Visa required (takes less than 7 days to process). Some countries such as Angola, Germany and Botswana do not require visas to enter Namibia; Yellow Fever certificate required from visitors traveling from a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. (For more information, visit - www.namibiatourism.com.na/pages/Visas)