WWS

Personalized safaris through Namibia, Botswana and South Africa.
 

NAMIBIA

Namibia is a land of vast beauty, wide open spaces and many contrasts. This large country is fast becoming one of Africa's premier new safari attractions. If you are looking for an African adventure with a difference we will allow you to experience some of the Southern Hemispheres driest and most inhospitable yet welcoming terrain. The countries desolate expanses of sand and endless dunes make up the Namib desert which stretches from Oranjemund in the south all the way up the picturesquely but accurately named Skeleton Coast.

The Namib region is made up of mostly national parks which are home to a large diversity of plant and animal life endemic to the Namib. Your experience with us continues as you move north into the plateau's better watered, more fertile northern region created by the Okavango and other rivers that flow southwards feeding the wetlands of northern Botswana, the Caprivi and the huge depression known as Etosha Pan found in the finest of Namibia's game sanctuaries, the Etosha National Park.

The Etosha National Park is one of the worlds most famous game sanctuaries and has remained largely free of human influence.The heart of the park is the Etosha Pan, a shallow depression of about 5000sq km, and is only occasionally filled with water. Surrounded by grasslands and bush large numbers of wildlife, lion, elephant, zebra, rhino, giraffe, wildebeest, springbok, kudu, oryx, hyena, leopard, cheetah and the rare black faced impala, inhabit the life sustaining waterholes found on the perimeter of the pan. The park offers well equipped camps with comfortable accommodation and camping facilities.       

The Caprivi "Strip" with its rivers, swamps, forests and waterways is a total contrast to the desolate expanses which make up the rest of Namibia, making it an exciting destination for the adventurous traveler. The Caprivi is 482km long, its extremity the meeting point of Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. The region has several safari lodges and offers boat trips, fishing, hiking and game viewing.

 

Other attractions include the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Windhoek, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei and the Fish River Canyon.

"..., but still there is something magical about the great Namibian spaces that seduces the senses and lives in the memory long after the journey is done."


Head of state:  Hage Geingob

Land Area:      825,418 sq km

Population:      2.303 million

Capital city:     Windhoek

Climate:           Summer: 20 - 34ºC

Winter:            18 - 25ºC

Languages:      English, Afrikaans, German. Oshivambo, Herero, Nama

Religion:          Christian, Lutheran, native religions

Electric Current: 220 volts

Time:   GMT + 2

Major Industries: Meat packing, fish processing, dairy products, mining (diamond, lead, zinc, tin, sliver, tungsten, uranium, copper) millet, sorghum, peanuts, livestock and tourism.