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  • Namibia is situated along the Atlantic Sea and shares borders with Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
  • Scorched by the harsh sun, Namibia’s mountains stand out against the deep blue African sky in stark, but beautiful contrast.
  • The far-reaching, gold plated desert plains stretch out as far as the eye can see.
  • Namibia’s desert dunes, are amongst the highest in the world.
  • The Namib Desert, forms a barrier between the central highlands and the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Namibia’s coast stretches through a shifting background of large sand dunes, pebble deserts and shipwrecks.
  • The pebble dunes and sand plains, which originally lay below sea level, are now rich hunting grounds for multinational diamond mining ventures.
  • The salt pans and sweet water lagoons offer a home to thousands of flamingos, pelicans and other wading and water-birds.
  • To the North West, the central plateau rises to altitudes of over 2000 meters above sea level. This is the beginning of Damaraland and Kaokoveld, home to the rare desert elephant and black rhinoceros.
  • Extended plains and mopane bush areas are typical to the Northern parts of Namibia. In large empty ‘pans,’ the sun’s reflection becomes a blinding white light, but the rainy season transforms the plains from flashes of silver to the deepest azure as they fill with clear rainwater.
  • The in central highlight is the plentiful Etosha National Park, the main wild reserve of Namibia.
  • The northeast areas of Namibia, including the Caprivi, couldn’t be more different from the rest of Namibia and is bursting with woods, rivers and seasonal swamps. All of which are fed by the Kwando, Kavango and Zambezi rivers, flowing from the north of Angola and the west of Zambia.
  • The Zambezi River dominates the Eastern Caprivi area, floods during the rainy season overflow into the flat country, turning the whole area into a river, kilometres wide. The rivers are studded with lush forested islands, great for fishing and wildlife.
 
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