Namibia is a sparsely populated Southwestern African country which is like no other on the continent. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. The coastal Namib desert is also home to many other desert animals that includes the African Desert Elephants. The desert is also believed to be oldest and one of the largest in the world. To Namibia, it is one of the country’s top travel destinations, with offerings that include Landscape photography, Walking safaris, Scenic desert drives, Stargazing, spotting rare flora and fauna and Climbing the dunes.
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Swakopmund is a coastal city in Namibia, west of the capital, Windhoek. A great place to embark on desert explorations that comes with activities such as sand boarding and quad biking.
Located in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia, Sossusvlei is host to some of the world’s highest dunes that serve as a top travel highlight for Namibia. Sossusvlei is strategically in close proximity to Other attractions such as Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, BigDaddy and Deadvlei.
Namibia does receive the least rainfall of any country in sub-Saharan Africa and as such its overall climate is arid. The country does also have one of the shortest winter period (June – August). The average day temperatures lie at 30° C in January to 20° C in July and between 17° C in January and 7° C in June at night. During winter overnight frost can occur. Usually, no rainfall occurs between June and September.