Namibia Tours 2018 | Guided | Group | from Windhoek
Namibia Tours 2018 – Guided Group Tours from Windhoek with Stephan Getzin
10 suggestions why you should have experienced Namibia
Namibia is an ideal travel destination for an unforgettable holiday in Africa. I would like to give you the 10 most important reasons why you should have experienced Namibia.
1) With about 300 days of sunshine a year, the weather is very predictable and you can be sure that you will return home tanned. Rainfall events during the season from February to April are by no means “bad weather”. Rather, they reveal how dynamically life and landscape changes within a short period of time, because for humans, animals and plants, the precious water is a pure event of joy.
2) Due to the few clouds and the dry desert climate, the warm air rises quickly in the evening and the nights have relatively pleasant temperatures for a restful sleep.
3) The clear cloudless sky without urban light pollution allows a unique view of the starry sky. Namibia holidaymakers are always thrilled how many stars you can see at night.
4) Namibia is the land of vast expanses and therefore offers a maximum contrast to the usual city life. Here the visitor can really relax and enjoy being alone with himself and nature.
5) With a rainfall spectrum of practically 0 to over 600 mm annual precipitation, the country offers a wide variety of habitats – from the desert to sub-human regions in the Caprivi Strip.
6) As a land of contrasts, Namibia is exceptionally exciting – high daytime temperatures vs. cool nights, hostile drought vs. life-affirming bizarre adaptations of animal and plant species, modern capital vs. traditional rural lifestyles – the list could be extended by much more.
7) In times of international crises and crime, Namibia is a relatively safe and politically stable travel destination.
8) Namibia offers high travel comfort – there are first-class hotels and lodges, excellent food and well paved roads and even the gravel roads are regularly smoothed and mostly in good condition.
9) Namibia does not require any special vaccinations or health care because the dry country is predominantly free of pathogens such as malaria, sleeping sickness, bilharzia and similar pathogens. You can take malaria prophylaxis for visiting Etosha Park, but the risk of getting malaria is low. In addition, there is very good medical care, well-equipped pharmacies, a flying rescue service and a functioning mobile phone network, also outside the cities.
10) Last but not least, Namibia offers unique natural wonders such as the mysterious fairy circles, Welwitschias or Onymacris plana, one of the world’s fastest running beetles.
Facts about the country
Area: Namibia covers 824,292 km² (318,259 mi²).
Location: Situated on the southwestern coast of Africa, Namibia borders Angola and Zambia in the north, South Africa in the south and Botswana in the east.
Population: Slightly more than 2.3 million
Capital City: Windhoek
Official name: Republic of Namibia
Date of Independence: 21 March 1990
System of Government: Multi-party democracy
Head of State: President Dr Hage Geingob since 2015
Prime Minister: Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila since 2015
Language: English, German, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo, Rukwangari, Silozi, Otjiherero, Damara, Nama, Khisan and Setswana
Literacy: The current literacy rate in Namibia is about 83 %, one of the highest in Africa.
Religion: Freedom of religion was adopted through Namibia’s Bill of Fundamental Rights. About 90 % of the population is Christian.
Currency: The Namibia Dollar (N$); the Namibia Dollar and South African Rand are the only legal tender in Namibia and can be used freely to purchase goods and services.
Time Zones: Summer time: GMT + 2 hours from the 1st Sunday in September to the 1st Sunday in April. Winter time: GMT + 1 hour from the 1st Sunday in April to the 1st Sunday in September.
Electricity: 220 V AC, 50 Hz. Outlets are of the round three-pin type D or M.