Area size: 318,261(sq. mi)/824,292(sq. km)
Capital city: Windhoek
Population: 2.495 million (2019)
Gained independence from South Africa on : 21st March 1990
• Constitution:9 February 1990
• Independence: 21 March 1990
Namibia is located in southern Africa and is known for its natural attractions. The highlights include Etosha National Park, Fish River Canyon Park, the Namib desert, and the Kalahari Desert. The country was a former colony of Germany but gained independence back in 1966.Coupled. with its natural beauty, Namibia’s good road infrastructure, potable water, and lower levels of crime than most of its neighboring countries make it an ideal destination for tourists. Namibia has captured the world’s imagination once again and has been ranked at number five on Buzzfeed’s list of most beautiful countries in the world. Namibia, South Africa and Uganda , Rwanda Kenya and Tanzania are the only six African countries that made it onto the list.
Among the many animals which you can see in Namibia are: lions, elephants, giraffes, hippopotamus, cheetahs, black and white rhinos, wildebeest, hyenas, vultures, black backed jackals, ostriches, zebras, seals, dik dik (a tiny antelope species), baboons, springboks, wild dogs, kudus and oryx, Painted wolves, otherwise known as African wild dogs considered Critically Endangered in Namibia, with only 350 individuals remaining.
Hippo population of Namibia is estimated at around 1300 animals – mostly resident in the rivers of the Kavango and Caprivi regions in the far north-east of the country, a few small groups can be found scattered further south where suitable habitats …
Current President: Hage Gottfried Geingob
Type of Government :semi-presidential representative democratic republic
Currency : Namibian Dollar (NAD)
Namibia has a population of 2.55 million people and a stable multi-party parliamentary democracy. Agriculture, tourism and the mining industry – including mining for gem diamonds, uranium, gold, silver and base metals – form the basis of its economy, while the manufacturing sector is comparatively small. The large, arid Namib Desert from which the country derived its name has resulted in Namibia being overall one of the least densely populated countries in the world.
With breathtaking landscapes, beautiful desolate desert scenery and an abundance of wildlife; Namibia is a destination that will surely stun and inspire any visitor. Often overlooked in comparison to Kenya and neighboring South Africa, the country is well worth visiting for its amazing national parks.
A land of natural beauty, there are a multitude of incredible sights to see and tourists will quickly find themselves enamored with the stunning scenery on show. From trekking through canyons to driving through the national parks in Namibia and gazing out over the Namib Desert; this diverse and awe-inspiring country is sure to enthrall you.