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NAMIBIA HOLIDAYS   >   AFRICA 


Regions in Namibia: Caprivi, Erongo, Hardap, Karas, Khomas, Kunene, Ohangwena, Okavango, Omaheke, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto and Otjozondjupa.

Destinations in Namibia : Fish River Canyon, Hardap Dam, Luderitz, Namib Naukluft Park, Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund [ Coastal resort ].

Capital City of Namibia: Windhoek


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Hotels in Namibia

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

 

National Parks

  Etosha National Park   -   Etosha Game Reserve in Namibia
Etosha is one of Africa's finest National Parks. It is also one of the largest game reserves in the world, a fact of which Namibia is very proud. There are three rest camps in Etosha: Namutoni, Halali and Okaukuejo. All three of Etosha National Parks rest camps have spot lit water holes for night game viewing. Etosha has a wide range of wildlife including everything from lions and elephant to thousands of bird species.
  Namib Naukluft Park

Travel Agents / Tour Operators / Namibia Specialists

  British Airways
Go on safari at Etosha National Park and relax by the ocean at a Swakopmund resort. Then soak up the European and African ambience in Namibia's attractive capital, Windhoek. Whatever you choose to do in Namibia, you'll find the majestic landscapes, abundant wildlife and wide open spaces will draw you back for more.

 Responsibletravel.com  
Holidays from dozens of leading specialist tour companies and accommodations who are passionate about conserving Africa's wildlife and benefiting its people.

Kuoni 
Wedged between the Kalahari and the chilly South Atlantic, Namibia's charms are well known in neighbouring South Africa, but outsiders have only recently discovered its deserts, seascapes and bushwalking. Blessed with rich natural resources, a solid modern infrastructure and diverse traditional cultures, Namibia is a beautiful country of vast potential.
Kuoni holidays here include two safaris staying at a variety of tented camps, lodges and hotels in some of the best locations. Experiencing the enormity of the highest sand dunes in the world and the breathtaking wildlife of Etosha National Park are just some of the delights in store.

  G Adventures

  Mighty Fine   -   Adventure holidays in Namibia



  Mountain Travel Sobek  -
  Rainbow Tours   -   Small Group Tours
  Zambezi Safari and Travel Co. Ltd   -   an adventurer's guide to Namibia

  Albatros Travel & Safaris  [ Windhoek ]
Albatros Travel is a member of various nature conservation groups like WWF and is an accepted pioneer of ecological tourism. Albatros Travel works closely with local groups to conserve local nature and culture and indeed has been awarded many prizes in recognition of its activities in conservation as well as ecological, responsible and alternative tourism.
  Toko Lodge & Safaris, Kamanjab
  Tour & Safari Association Namibia [ TASA ]
Members of TASA are generally tour operators and safari specialists, but their are also a number of travel agents, car hire companies and some accommodation establishments.

Namibia (Other Places Travel Guide) - ISBN 0982261969Travel Guides Namibia / Related Books

Namibia (Other Places Travel Guide)
Jeremiah Allen (Author)
Namibia is a vast, open space home to incredible wildlife, ancient cultures, and a landscape that offers scenery unlike anywhere else. Jeremiah spent over two years experiencing this southern African country while a Peace Corps volunteer. He lived with a local family in a rural homestead, giving him the opportunity to experience Namibia like few outsiders have before. With the help from a national network of locals who contributed to this travel guide, let him show you the country he now calls a second home. This book allows visitors to feel like locals while enjoying the indisputable beauty of Namibia.
Paperback: 302 pages; Publisher: Other Places Publishing (8 Mar 2010); ISBN-10: 0982261969; ISBN-13: 978-0982261965.

 Lonely Planet Publications
Botswana & Namibia travel guide.

Namibia Handbook Footprint Travel Guides
Lizzie Williams (Author)
Namibia is one of the world's last true wildernesses, home to the highest sand dunes, the oldest desert and the only place you might catch a glimpse of the rare black rhino, or desert-dwelling elephants. With a wealth of animals and birds to get twitchy about, this diverse landscape is perfect for the environmentally conscious traveller with a sense of adventure.
It includes detailed maps and listings to help you explore and get around, from the Skeleton Coast to Naukluft Park and the world's largest sand dunes. It provides accommodation listings for those with a sense of adventure - from bush camps to B&Bs. It offers great coverage on all the diverse activities on offer, including sandboarding and safaris, ballooning and bush hiking. It features a new lightweight, durable format.
Hardcover: 432 pages; Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides; 5New Ed edition (30 Sep 2008); ISBN-10: 1906098336; ISBN-13: 978-1906098339. 

The Healing Land: The Bushmen and the Kalahari Desert   -   Rupert Isaacson
Brought up on family stories about the Bushmen of the Kalahari, Rupert Isaacson journeys to this vast, dry grassland--which stretches across South Africa, Botswana and Namibia--to find out the truth behind these childhood myths. Deep in the arid heartland Isaacson discovers the last groups of Bushmen still living in the traditional way, caught between their ancient culture and the growing need to protect and reclaim their dwindling hunting grounds. Little by little he is drawn into the fascinating web of ritual and prophecy that make up the Bushman reality, until at last he is sent in search of Besa, a powerful healer and shape-shifter. What follows is an adventure of an intensity he could never have predicted.
Part travel writing, part history of the Bushmen, part personal quest, The Healing Land records what Isaacson finds in these silent, empty spaces, the trance dances he attends, the wildlife he hunts, the wild plants he helps gather, the characters, corruption, kindness and confusion of a people who have wrenched themselves from the Stone Age into the new millennium.
Paperback 278 pages (March 2004);  Publisher: Grove Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0802140513.

Transportation / How do I travel to Namibia

Located at the Atlantic Ocean, bordering Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Swaziland.

  Windhoek Airport Windhoek - Hosea Kutako International airport - 49 km from city of  Windhoek

  British Airways   -   Flight tickets to Windhoek

 
Book cheap flights to Namibia at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights 
Flight tickets Namibia / Price comparison possible

  Shongololo Express / Shongologo Dune Express
Experience the magic of Namibia and South Africa in an affordable and fun filled way aboard the Shongololo Dune Express. In seventeen days see the most popular attractions of Namibia and the remote and stunning western part of South Africa.
Shongololo tours traverse seven countries on the southern African continent: South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  Maps International   -  Guides Namibia  
Mapsinternational.co.uk is one of the largest map shops online.
  Online map of Namibia [ Uni Texas - Perry-Castaņeda Library - Map Collection ]


Links 

  Namibia Tourism Board
The Country, the People, the Weather, Politics, Gallery, Travelling, Tourism.

  Government Namibia

  Windhoek   -   Capital City of Namibia  -   City of Windhoek

  Central Plateau
To the east the Namib changes into barren mountains, which rise towards the central plateau. From here the country, lying at an altitude of some 1 500 m to 1 600 m above sea level, becomes increasingly fertile.
Fish River Canyon
  Hardap Dam
  Hunting in Namibia
Namibia is home to a great variety of huntable game species, but the great attraction is the abundance of thirst -land animals such as the greater kudu, gemsbuck and springbuck. The majestic greater kudu, found in Namibia in an unparalleled density, has an average trophy quality, while gemsbuck and springbuck have an exceptional trophy quality, and more important, can be hunted surrounded by impressive scenery.
  Keetmasnhoop
  Kaokoland
Towards the interior the Namib gives way to the harsh and inhospitable Kaokoland, where today the last remaining population of desert-adapted elephant and black rhino can be found.
  Luderitz
  Makuti Lodge
  Namib
In the language of the Nama people of Namibia, the word "namib" means "the land without people."
  Namib Desert
The world's largest shifting sand dunes are found in the southern parts of the Namib, affording breathtaking panoramas in the soft light of the early morning and later in the afternoon
  Namibia Professional Hunting Association
  PBS   -   Living Edens   -   Namib, Africa's Burning Shore
The Namib is a two thousand kilometer strip of land on the southwestern coast of Africa where the cold Atlantic sea and searing Namibian desert join. The arid land is obscured and enriched by a mist created by the cold Benguela current. Jackals and hyenas struggle to survive on this sandy desert stage. With few watering holes, animals must roam the beach and seek nourishment from the bountiful marine life.
  Skeleton Coast
Namibia is Africa's harsh paradise indeed and, moreover, it is a hunter's paradise. Its northern coastline is called the Skeleton Coast, because many an early sailor whose ship fell prey to the unpredictable waters and who had made it to the shore, died there of thirst.
  Swakopmund [ Coastal resort ]
  Tsumeb
  South Namibia
In the south the country never loses its desert character. Here the Namib merges with the semi-desert regions of the great Namaqualand, which to the east give way to the red sand dunes of the southern Kalahari

  Alte Feste (1892)   -   Robert Mugabe Avenue, Windhoek
One of the oldest buildings in Windhoek, with its cornerstone laid in 1890, it served as a military headquarters in 1915 and then as a hostel for the Windhoek High School in 1935. In 1957 it was declared a national monument. It now houses state museum, where the historic independence Collection, reflecting events leading up to the Independence of Namibia can be seen.
  Christ Church (1910)   -   cnr Fidel Castro Street & Robert Mugabe Ave.
Built by Tunschel & Wilke to accommodate the Lutheran congregation. G. Drecker laid the original sandstone in 1886. This striking landmark is now a historical monument.
  Kaiserliche Realschule (1909) - Robert Mugabe Avenue, Windhoek
The first German high school in Windhoek, it served as an English-medium school after World War II and is today part of the offices of the Ministry of Education and Culture.
  Radio   -   Radio Kudu
  University of Namibia
  Paper   -   Namibian
  Zoo Park   -   cnr. Independence Avenue & Fidel Castro Street
Situated in the centre of Windhoek, this lush, green park comprises a landscaped garden with a pond, children's playground and open-air theatre. With the Chinese Pavilion that symbolizes the friendship between the people of Shanghai and the people of Windhoek.

  World's tallest sand dunes.
  Etosha National Park
  Hikes around Sossusvlei
  Namib-Naukluft
  Namibia is a hiker's paradise.
  Colonial city of Luderitz.
  Roter Kamm crater, in the Namib Desert

Cuisine   -   Namibian Foods / Recipes

Namibian cuisine is based on German tradition and influences.

  Namibian Cuisine

The Best of African Cooking  -   Manjase Banda, Robin Campbell (Editor)
This book has a collection of African recipes ranging from North, West, East, and Southern Africa. Only the best recipes were selected from the various African countries. The book has recipes from countries such as Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique and many others. The book has over 120 recipes with colour illustrations all using a variety of different ingredients from Africa.
Paperback 128 pages (January 29, 2004);  Publisher: Esanjam;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0954682106

History of Namibia

Independence: 21 March 1990 (from South African mandate)

The dry lands of Namibia, inhabited since the early times by Bushmen, Damara, Namaqua and since about the 14th century A.D. also by immigrating Bantu, who came with the Bantu expansion, were not extensively explored by Europeans until the 19th century, when the land came under German control as South-West Africa, with the exception of Walvis Bay, which was under British control.

  Namibia's History   -   Wikipedia

Chronology of Namibian history: From pre-historical times to independent Namibia  Klaus Dierks
Paperback 270 pages (1999);  Publisher: Namibia Scientific Society;  ISBN: 999164010X

  National Museum of Namibia - museum was first known as the Landesmuseum
The National Museum is the main depository of zoological and historic scientific collections in Namibia. Currently the National Museum does research and curates collections in the fields of natural history (Arachnology and Myriapodology, Entomology, Herpetology, Ichthyology, Mammalogy and Ornithology departments) and social sciences (Archaeology, Anthropology and Modern History departments).

Music, Art & Culture

  Music of Namibia
Namibian Folk Music [ Afrikaans music ], Popular Music [ Reggae/Dancehall/AfroBeat, Rock n Roll, Township Disco / Bubblegum, Hip hop, R&B / pop / afro-pop, Kwaito, House, Metal, Electronic music ], Namibia's most successful record labels.

The Songs of the Ju'hoansi Bushmen -  Various Artists   -   ASIN: B000003IG5

De belangrijkste Afrikaanse stammen in Namibië zijn de Kavango, de Himba, de Owambo en de Nama. Afrikaners, Duitsers en andere immigranten vullen de bevolking aan.

  Culture in Namibia

  Franco Namibia Culture Centre
  Goethe Center in Windhoek
  Namibian Book Development Council
  National Heritage Council

The Lost World of the Kalahari (Vintage Classics)
Laurens Van Der Post
Laurens van der Post [ born in Africa in 1906 ] was fascinated and appalled at the fate of the remarkable Bushmen. Ostracised by all the changing face of African cultural life they retreated deep into the Kalahari desert. His fascinating attempt to capture their way of life and the secrets of their ancient heritage provide captivating reading and a unique insight into a forgotten way of life.
Paperback 256 pages (January 2002);  Publisher: Vintage;  Language: English;  ISBN: 009942875X


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