As the driest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, and one of the least densely populated countries in the world due to the expanse of the Namib and Kalahari Deserts, Namibia is a beautiful and diverse country.
Night time in Namibia can be cold (down to –5 °C) and days quite hot (up to mid-40s °C), given the lack of ability of the desert’s sand to retain heat. With some of the most frequent clear skies, more than 300 days each year, the sun is almost always shining in Namibia!
The Coastal Desert is one of the oldest in the world, and its sand dunes, created by strong winds, are the highest in the world – up to 325 m tall! Fish River Canyon is huge and breathtaking, second only to the Grand Canyon in size! Names like Dune 45, Twyfelfontein, Deadvlei, and Etosha are on many people’s bucket lists! Notably, Namibia has strict regulations supporting environmental and wildlife conservation, with long standing environmental laws, and is the only country in Africa to provide water through municipal departments.