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Namibia is a vast country located in the south west of the African continent along the Atlantic Ocean. It is unique for its natural wonders and ancient geology where underground kimberlite pipes produce an abundance of diamonds.
The country is one of few remaining destinations where little has changed in some parts; tribespeople practice ancient customs and wild animals & exotic plants survive in the world’s oldest desert. And in contrast, the main cities are modern, progressive centres.
Namibia is classed as an arid region with a sub-tropical desert climate. Extreme temperature changes occur between day and night, winter and summer. The average annual temperature is roughly 15° Celsius, however in the mid-desert, temperatures can soar to 45° Celsius.
The official currency is the Namibian Dollar, its value approximately the same as the South African Rand.
Namibia’s road network is excellent, with well-maintained tarred roads linking the main centres. When travelling in the northern area and during the rainy season between January and March, a 4x4 vehicle is necessary.
The country is safe with a stable government and the people have endearing qualities that will leave an impression long after you have left.
Things to do
Game viewing in Namibia is truly unique when you consider that Africa’s Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) have adapted to this harsh arid region. The largest population of cheetahs are found here, the massive dunes are the habitat of many reptiles and the Oryx antelope has evolved to survive without water for long periods.
Sossusvlei has some of the highest sand dunes in the world. The highest dune here is Big Daddy at 325m. Also of interest amongst the dunes is Dead Vlei, an ancient salt pan with long dead 900-year old camelthorn tree fossils.
Shipwrecks lie along the treacherous Skeleton Coast. Start your coastal journey from Swakopmund northwards to see penguin... Show more
Guests truly make their accommodation and integral part of their holiday when they opt to stay in a houseboat. There is a wide variety of options when it comes to Houseboating. For guests with seafaring experience, and a skippers licence, there is the opportunity to commandeer your own boathouse, and enjoy the flexibility and freedom it offers. These smaller boathouses can sleep up-to five people and offer basic amenities for self-catering. For guests wanting or willing to let someone else do the boating there are both economy and luxury houseboating options to choose from. Economy is ideal for larger groups, and guest who want a more hands-on approach to their holiday. Guests preferring smaller groups, or wanting to simply take in the experience, luxury is the way to go. Extra’s on a luxury houseboat include full ensuite cabins, all meals made by the boats chef, and full deluxe amenities.