Namibia Profile

NAMIBIA PROFILE

Namibia is an unrivalled destination for those in search of a pristine wilderness experience. This vast and sparsely populated country on Africa’s southwest coast is about as untouched as any place on earth. It is a stable, prosperous country with abundant mining, fishing, tourism and agricultural industries. And what her proud, peace-loving people lack in numbers and density, they make up for in warmth and hospitality. Namibia offers wildly contrasting and dramatic landscapes. The entire 1570 km coastline has been declared a protected area – the 8th largest in the world, and Africa’s largest National Park.

The desolate Namib Desert is said to be the world’s oldest, with its towering dunes and awe-inspiring sense of space. The central plateau, with its thorn bush savannah and rugged mountains, rising abruptly from the plains, gives way to the majestic Fish River Canyon in the south. In the north of the country, landscapes range from dense bush and open plains of the great Etosha Pan, to woodland savannah and lush vegetation.

TRAVEL & HEALTH

With its clean air, good water, immaculate scenery, excellent infrastructure, and pleasantly warm, dry climate; Namibia is naturally healthy and invigorating for body and mind. It is one of the few lesser-developed countries where tourists do not have to worry unduly about exposure to health risks. But should it so happen that you do require medical assistance – as you might in your back yard – you can rest assured that health care in towns and cities matches leading global standards. And if you require assistance in remote areas, there is a rapid, reliable flying rescue services available. As with any other destination, it is advisable that you take out travel insurance for total peace of mind. Erindi is situated in a malaria-free area.

WEATHER & SEASONS

The region’s climate is pleasant, dry, and warm all year round. So the best time to travel is: anytime! Summers are hot and dry (September to April) | Summer: 25°C (77°F) to 40°C (104°F). Mid-summer days are very hot. Winters are cool and windy (May to August) | Winter: 3°C (38°F) to 23°C (73°F). Mid-winter nights can get rather chilly. The rain season is between November and April | Rainfall: amounts to about 300-350mm per year.