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Namibia | Coastal Region | Fauna, Flora & Avifauna | Stamps

Namibia never fails to enthral its visitors, to charge the fantasies and imaginations of narrators in their efforts to aptly describe the many-facetted grandeur and harsh splendour of this desert country. So many words have been written and told, and still poets do not tire of inventing attributes to do justice to its unique, ever-varying magnificence. Namibia is known for its contrasting landscapes. The desolate Namib Desert is said to be the oldest in the world, with its high dunes and awe-inspiring sense of space.

According to the latest population census (2001)
Namibia has 1 826 million people. The population density is one of the lowest in the world at less than 2 people per km²... more about NamibiaThe Republic of Namibia is a vast, sparsely populated country situated along the south Atlantic coast of Africa between 17 and 29 degrees south of the Equator.  With its surface area of 824 268 square kilometres, Namibia is the 31st largest country in the world.  It stretches for about 1 300 km from south to north and varies from 480 to 930 km in width from west to east.

Namibia, previously known as South West Africa, is bordered by South Africa in the south, Angola and Zambia in the north and Botswana and Zimbabwe in the east.  The oldest desert in the world, the Namib Desert stretches along the whole west coast of the country, while the Kalahari Desert runs along its southeastern border with Botswana. The country is demarcated into 13 regions, namely the Caprivi, Kavango, Kunene, Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshana and Oshikoto regions in the north, the Omaheke. Otjozondjupa, Erongo and Khomas Regions in the central areas and the Hardap and Karas regions in the south.

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Windhoek is the main gateway to Namibia. From here it is easy to access the rest of the country by either light aircraft of hire car. The road network is good, but bear in mind that many roads are gravel and that distances are long.

Much of Namibia experiences temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius in the summer months of December and January. Therefore the best time to visit would be in the cooler months May – October.

Namibia | Coastal Region | Fauna, Flora & Avifauna | Stamps