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Ten Interesting Facts About Namibia

1. The Welwitschia Mirabilis, a fossil plant that can be found in the Namib Desert, has a lifespan that can reach 2,000 years. 2. The Constitution of Namibia is the first constitution to include a provision for environmental protection. 3. Around 14% of Namibia’s land area is protected zone. 4. The members of the Herero community of Namibia gather every last Sunday...

Biltong

Namibian Cuisine

Potjiekos The origins of potjiekos can be traced to South Africa. However, it has become a favorite dish in Namibia. The dish is a meat- or chicken-based stew with vegetables, cooked inside a large iron pot with three legs. The pot is placed over an open fire to heat and cook the ingredients inside. The dish can also be cooked only with vegetables, though that...

Go on a guided walk

What to Do in Namibia

Take the Fish River Hike The Fish River Hike takes seven days to complete – a week of physical activity that is well worth all the scenic views and breathtaking sights that you will be experiencing. The Fish River Hike is one of the most popular hiking trails in Namibia, with a demand so high that reservations should be made well in advance to ensure a spot on the...

Swakopmund and Walvis Bay

Where to go in Namibia

Windhoek Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia. It is located right at the center of the country. Whether this is a coincidence or the product of ingenious German civil planning is up for debate. The city is surrounded by rolling mountains on all sides. Being the capital city of the country, Windhoek is the first and last place that tourists usually go to on their...

Cape Fur Seals (Arctocephalus pusillus) at Cape Cross Seal Colony on the Skeleton Coast in Namibia

When to Visit Namibia

Namibia has the climate of a typical semi-desert terrain – hot, dry days followed by cold nights. However, the coastal regions of the country are given more pleasant temperatures by the cold Benguela Current. The Central Plateau also has more manageable temperatures due to its altitude. Namibia has an annual average of 300 days of sunshine. Rain occurs generally in...