WHY SHOULD YOU TRAVEL TO NAMIBIA?

"Namibia - the land of wide open spaces and soo many beautiful faces!"

The Namibian people

In a country of 2.2 Million inhabitants with vast open space of 825 419 square- kilometres, Namibia is the 2nd least densely populated country in the world with 1.5 people per square kilometre.

The population of the country is unevenly distributed across the country with over 60% of its people living in Northern Namibia.

The country is made up of 14 regions with over 12 different spoken languages across the country, with English being the official language.

Given the obvious and diverse ethnicities in the country, there is an abundant and interesting cultural authenticity among all its people. Anchor Adventures is a Tour Operator which stems from passion to create and share with the world what really makes Namibia great, its people.

Home to the world's oldest desert - Namib Desert

The word 'Namib' is of the Nama origin, which means 'open space'. It is a coastal desert in Southern Africa and is home to the worlds oldest sand dunes and different endemic plants and animals adapted to the climate conditions of the desert. The Welwitschia Mirabilis is an endemic shrub-like plant, with 2 long strap shaped leaves of the desert that receives most of its moisture from the coastal sea fog. The Namib desert has an annual precipitation of 2 mm-200mm per annum and has a small percentage of human inhabitants that consists of indigenous pastoral groups and  small settlements, such as the Ovahimba and the Topnaar Nama people.

The fauna of the Namib desert mostrly comprises of antelopes, ostriches and desert beetle species and the Desert Elephants.

Etosha National Park: The great white place

This is the most visited park in the country, a wildlife sanctuary with free- roaming animals, a divers bird species, a salt pan (4800 square kms in size),-  the pan is visible from space. The wildlife congregate at the different waterholes around the park, thus providing a guaranteed game sightings as the animals quench their thirst. Accommodation ranges from luxurious lodges, chalets, double rooms to camping spots, all to  enable comfortability during your stay in the national park. 

Fish River Canyon: 2nd largest Canyon in the world

The Fish river canyon is the 2nd mostly visited tourist attraction in the country. It is the largest canyon in Africa and the 2nd largest in the world, after the Grand canyon. The canyon is a favorite for hikers, photographers and nature lovers. It is 160 km long, 27 km wide and 550 meters deep. The canyon comprises of an amazing scenery and spectacular landscape embraced by a number of mammals, insects, birdlife, reptile species and fish found in the natural pools.

The Fish river canyon is part of the Ais-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

World's highest Sand Dunes

Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan in the Namib desert that is surrounded by high sand dunes with very small rainfall per annum. The beautiful wind- sculptured sand undes of Sossusvlei South West of the capital of Windhoek. 

Big daddy is the highest sand dune in the Sossusvlei area , and it is 325 meters high. Another famous dune in the area is the star shaped 80 meter high dune called, Dune 45-  given the name because of its located distance from the Sesriem gatet- which is the point of entrance to the Sossusvlei area with the majestic sand dunes.

World's largest Cheetah population

Cheetahs are shy creatures with solid black spots that are found in East and Southern Africa. Cheetahs have a lightly built, streamlined and agile body that makes it an efficient sprinter and the fastest living land animal with its prey being smaller Antelopes and Gazelles. The Cheetah is an endangered species, mostly due to human impacts on the mammals and Lions.

The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is a Non-Profit organisation founded in Namibia focused on the protection and conservation of the Cheetah population and ultimately securing its future on our planet. The Cheetah Conservation Fund works closely with all stakeholders within the cheetah’s ecosystem to develop the best available practices in research, ecology, education and create a sustainable model from which all other species, including people, can benefit.

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Interesting Facts about Namibia

  • Namibia has over 300 days of sunshine per year.

  • The shape of the country is like the back of your hand, literally.

  • Namibia is one of only 2 countries in the world with desert Elephants.

  • Namibia is home to the largest single piece of Meteorite on Earth.

  • Namibia is home to the largest Cheetah population in the world.

  • 80 % of the country is desert.

  • The country's land mass is equivalent to that of Spain and Germany combined.

  • You will find "Reinheitsgebot", "Brötchen" and "Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte" in Namibia

  • You can taste up to 15 different types of meat

  • Namibia is the 2nd least densely populated sovereign country in the world, Mongolia being the first.

  • Namibia is a destination to over 4 international Airlines.

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