Namibia Travel and Tours

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Namibia Travel and Tours

Special offers Galore  -  we love passing on our Special Offers for travel in  Africa  to our clients – offering excellent value for money.   We are constantly updating our specials – so don’t forget to visit us again !  Namibia never fails to enthral its visitors, to charge the fantasies and imaginations of narrators in their efforts to aptly describe the many-facetted grandeur and harsh splendour of this desert country

Namibia is known for its contrasting landscapes. The desolate Namib Desert is said to be the oldest in the world, with its high dunes and awe-inspiring sense of space…..

Namibia is located in southwest Africa. It is a large and mainly arid country sharing borders with Angola, Botswana, South Africa , Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Along its entire length, the vast shifting sand dunes of the Namib Desert spread inland for 80 to 130km.  Sossusvlei hosts postcard perfect Sand Dunes – a photographers delight !

A fascinating land of contrasts – from the  interior sand basin of the Kalahari to the Etosha Pan (a dried-out saline lake), surrounded by grasslands and bush which support a large and varied wildlife.  The Etosha National Park & Game Reserve is one of the finest in Africa, in that it remains, to a large extent, free of human influence

As Namibia is a semi-desert country it has a dry climate where droughts occur regularly. This phenomenon is greatly influenced by the cold Benguela current in the Atlantic Ocean.
Days are mostly warm to very hot, while nights are generally cool.
In summer (October to April) the average temperatures range from 20°C to 34°C during the day.
In winter nigh – time temperatures can drop below freezing point and ground frosts do occur. The day – time temperatures in the interior range from 18°C – 25°C
The rainy season is from October to May, but mostly it rains from January to March.
Rainfall is usually caused by convection thunderstorms, which are normally of a short duration.
The average rainfall figures vary from less than 50mm along the coast to 350 mm in the central and 700mm in the far north – eastern regions.
Winter rains do occur in the far south – westerly regions.
Often the coast is covered by thick mist.

Parks:

Namibia has several national parks as well as a few private parks.

In the north of Namibia we find the world-famous Etosha National Park, with a size of 22 270km? it is one of the largest game parks in Africa.

Etosha owes its unique landscape to the Etosha Pan, a vast shallow depression of approximately 5 000km?. A series of waterholes along the southern edge of the pan guarantees rewarding and often spectacular game viewing. Several of the 114 mammal species found in the park are rare and/or endangered, including the black rhino and black-faced impala. Over 340 bird species have been recorded at Etosha.

The Skeleton Coast Park was proclaimed in its present form in 1973. It extends from the Ugab River in the south to the Kunene River in the North.

The attraction of this remote area lies mainly in the colour changing moods and untouched profile of its landscape, ranging from sweeping vistas of windswept dunes to rugged canyons with walls of richly coloured volcanic rock and extensive mountain ranges.

Its aura of mystery and impenetrability is due to the many shipwrecks, the dense coastal fog and rough sea-swell.

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