The land of enduring tribes and timeless tradition
The land of enduring tribes and timeless tradition Home to one of the world’s wildest coastlines, Namibia borders the South Atlantic Ocean between Angola and South Africa. Boasting one of the greatest wildlife populations in the world, some species are truly unique, many are rare, and a few whose lineage goes back long before the first ancestors of mankind evolved. In the Etosha National Park, huge herds of springbok, gemsbok, zebra, and blue wildebeest, as well as smaller numbers of red hartebeest, Bruchell’s zebra, lion, cheetah and the elusive leopard gather at waterholes and are spotted easily against the stark white background of immense salt pans.
The Central Plateau which is home to the highest point in Namibia, runs from North to South and is bordered by the Skeleton Coast to the Northwest, the Namib Desert and its coastal plains to the Southwest, the Orange River to the South, and the Kalahari Desert to the East. The Kalahari, while popularly known as a desert, has a variety of localised environments, including some luxuriant and technically non-desert areas. One of these, known as the Succulent Karoo, is home to over 5,000 species of plants, nearly half of them endemic.