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Namibia Flag The Republic of Namibia (Afrikaans: Republiek van Namibië; German: Republik Namibia) is a country in southern Africa. It shares land borders with Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, as well as having a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.

As of 2009, the population of Namibia was estimated as being 2,108,665. The country's capital and largest city is Windhoek (German: Windhuk), which has an estimated population of 233,529.

Namibia Country Details


Country Name Namibia
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Southern Africa
Flag Namibia Flag
Principal Languages
  • Afrikaans
  • German
  • Capital Windhoek


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    Namibia (Bradt Travel Guide Namibia)
    By Chris McIntyre

    Bradt Travel Guides
    Paperback (544 pages)

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    This thoroughly updated fifth edition of Bradt's Namibia includes all the developments in Namibia's accommodation, from guest farms and lodges to bush-camps, plus details on areas of natural interest such as the Sperrgebiet National Park. Author Chris McIntyre tempts adrenaline junkies with exciting opportunities for dune-boarding, ballooning and quad-biking in the desert, while the guide details Namibia's unique and fascinating wildlife, how to visit bushman villages and guidelines on eco-travel. From the desolate Skeleton Coast to the lush Kavango and Caprivi Strip, or the picturesque capital, Windhoek, Bradt has it covered.
    Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham & Kate Morgan

    Brand: Lonely Planet
    Paperback (400 pages)

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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the wildlife gather in Etosha National Park, feel the soft sand of the Sossusvlei red dunes, or drift through the waters of Okavango; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Botswana and Namibia and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, poetry, cinema, music, dance, architecture, politics, wildlife, and cuisine
    • Over 53 local maps
    • Useful features - including Top Experiences, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Planning a Safari
    • Coverage of Windhoek, Gaborone, Victoria Falls, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kasane, the Okavango Delta, Kalahari, Damaraland, the Caprivi Strip, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Luderitz, Fish River Canyon, Tsodilo Hills, Skeleton Coast, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia, our most comprehensive guide to Botswana and Namibia, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Southern Africa Guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Alan Murphy, Anthony Ham, Trent Holden, and Kate Morgan.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

    'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
    Insight Guides: Namibia
    By Insight Guides

    Insight Guides
    Paperback (288 pages)

    Insight Guides: Namibia
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    The 2014 travel buzz has been all about vast, intriguing, and beautiful Namibia, and it’s not hard to see why. Whether you want to savor top game viewing in Etosha National Park, make the breathtaking descent into the Fish River Canyon, or discover the prehistoric rock art at Twyfelfontein, Insight Guide Namibia will make sure you have the quintessential Namibian experience. Features by local writers delve into topics including food, people, architecture, and wildlife, while fascinating accounts of the country’s regions bring Namibia to life, from the haunting Skeleton Coast to the easy-going charm of Swakopmund. The sights and attractions of the entire country are given detailed coverage, while full-color photography and maps help you navigate with ease. Our detailed Travel Tips give you all the practical information you need to plan your trip, including our selection of the best and most authentic hotels and restaurants.
    Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda & the Seychelles (Full-color Travel Guide)
    By Fodor's Travel Guides

    Fodor's
    Released: 2015-06-09
    Paperback (656 pages)

    Fodor s The Complete Guide to African Safaris: with South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda & the Seychelles (Full-color Travel Guide)
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    Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

    Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Africa, including Kenya's Masai Mara, South Africa's Kruger National Park, and Botswana's Kwando Reserve. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first safari or your fifth.

    This travel guide includes:
    · Dozens of full-color maps 
    · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
    · In-depth breakout features on The Namibia Dunes, African music and dance, and Victoria Falls
    · Coverage of Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, Botswana, Namibia, Victoria Falls, and The Seychelles

    Planning to focus on South Africa? Check out Fodor's travel guide to South Africa.
    Namibia (National Geographic Adventure Map)
    By National Geographic Maps - Adventure

    National Geographic Maps
    Map (2 pages)

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    • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

    National Geographic's Namibia Adventure Map is designed to meet the needs of adventure travelers with its detailed and accurate information. This map includes the locations of cities and towns with a user-friendly index, a clearly marked road network complete with distances and designations for roads/highways, plus secondary routes for those seeking to explore off the beaten path. The Namibia map also includes hundreds of marked private guest lodges, camps and, state-owned rest camps. Adventure Maps differ from a traditional road map because of the specialty content they include. Each map contains hundreds of diverse and unique recreational, ecological, cultural, and historic destinations — outside of the major tourist hubs. National Geographic Adventure Maps are the perfect companion to a guidebook.

    Namibia is located on the south east shore of Africa. The climate is dry, even on the Atlantic coast where the dunes of the Namib Desert provide a spectacular sight. The eastern border of Namibia with Botswana, is defined by the Kalahari Desert. Despite the dry environment the protected areas of Namibia include almost 15 percent of the land area with virtually the entire Namib Desert coastal strip under protection. These protected areas are home to cheetahs, lions, zebras, giraffes, and even elephants.

    The northern part of the map includes the famous Skeleton Coast National Park. The the capital city of Windhoek falls in the generous overlap area of the printed map. The south side of the map includes Namib-Naukluft National Park as well as the Tsau//Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park and, the long border with South Africa.

    Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.

    • Map Scale = 1:1,200,000
    • Sheet Size = 25.5" x 37.75"
    • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"
    Namibia Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)
    By Lizzie Williams

    Footprint
    Hardcover (400 pages)

    Namibia Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)
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    Wildly beautiful, this ancient land is one of the finest destinations for wildlife viewing in southern Africa, and its opportunities for adventure are almost limitless. Footprint’s Namibia Handbook will guide you from the red sands of the Kalahari to the sunken hulks resting on the striking Skeleton Coast, via the fascinating museums and buildings of Windhoek.

     

    ·         Great coverage of the top activities and sights in the region, including eerie ghost towns, unspoilt national parks, vibrant red sand dunes, skydiving, quad biking, and the awesome Fish River Canyon

    ·         Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from exploring the lands of the nomadic Himba people to quirky seaside towns

    ·         Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape  

    ·         Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget 

    ·         Full-color planning section to inspire travelers and help them find the best experiences

     

    From spotting swift cheetahs to ballooning over the barren wildernesses, Footprint’s fully updated 7th edition will help you navigate this adventurous destination.

    The Rough Guide to Namibia
    By Rough Guides

    Rough Guides
    Released: 2017-07-18
    Paperback (400 pages)

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    This in-depth coverage of Namibia's local attractions, sights, and restaurants takes you to the most rewarding spots—from Fish River Canyon to Etosha National Park to historic churches—and stunning color photography brings the land to life on the pages. With a beautiful new cover, amazing tips and information, and key facts, The Rough Guide to Namibia is the perfect travel companion.

    The locally based Rough Guides author team introduces the best places to stop and explore, and provides reliable insider tips on topics such as driving the roads, taking walking tours, or visiting local cathedrals. You'll find special coverage of history, art, architecture, and literature, and detailed information on the best markets and shopping for each area in this fascinating country.

    The Rough Guide to Namibia also unearths the best restaurants, nightlife, and places to stay, from backpacker hostels to beachfront villas and boutique hotels, and color-coded maps feature every sight and listing.

    Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Namibia.

    Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.

    This is Namibia
    By Peter Joyce

    Penguin Random House South Africa
    Released: 2014-09-15
    Paperback (160 pages)

    This is Namibia
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    Namibia is a vast and mostly desolate country found on the west coast of southern Africa. Bisected by the Tropic of Capricorn, the country is bounded in the west by the icy Atlantic Ocean and in the east by the Kalahari Desert that stretches all the way into neighboring Botswana. Its remaining frontiers are drawn by rivers: the Kunene in the north, the Okavango in the northeast and the Orange in the parched south. Within these boundaries is a land of magnificent beauty – of towering sand dunes, jagged mountains, geological wonders and botanical marvels. For the wildlife that thrives there and the people who call it home, Namibia is paradise.

    This is Namibia brings to life the history, natural splendors, magnificent wildlife and diverse cultures of this beautiful and enigmatic land. Stunning photographs and an informative, up-to-date text provide an inspiring account of one of the world’s last true wilderness regions.
    The Last Train to Zona Verde
    By Paul Theroux

    Mariner Books
    Released: 2014-05-13
    Paperback (368 pages)

    The Last Train to Zona Verde
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    "Theroux is at his best when he tells [people’s] stories, happy and sad . . . Theroux’s great mission had always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself—and thus, to challenge us." — Boston Globe

    A decade ago, Paul Theroux’s best-selling Dark Star Safari chronicled his epic overland voyage from Cairo to Cape Town, providing an insider’s look at modern Africa. Now, with The Last Train to Zona Verde, he returns to discover how both he and Africa have changed in the ensuing years.

    Traveling alone, Theroux sets out from Cape Town, going north through South Africa, Namibia, then into Angola, encountering a world increasingly removed from tourists’ itineraries and the hopes of postcolonial independence movements. After covering nearly 2,500 arduous miles, he cuts short his journey, a decision he chronicles with unsparing honesty in a chapter titled “What Am I Doing Here?” Vivid, witty, and beautifully evocative, The Last Train to Zona Verde is a fitting final African adventure from the writer whose gimlet eye and effortless prose have brought the world to generations of readers.

    "Everything is under scrutiny in Paul Theroux’s latest travel book—not just the people, landscapes and sociopolitical realities of the countries he visits, but his own motivations for going where he goes . . . His readers can only be grateful." — Seattle Times

    “If this book is proof, age has not slowed Theroux or encouraged him to rest on his achievements . . . Gutsy, alert to Africa's struggles, its injustices and history.” — San Francisco Chronicle
    Namibia Travel Map (Globetrotter Travel Map)
    By Globetrotter

    Globetrotter
    Map (128 pages)

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    The highly successful Globetrotter Travel Series, which includes Travel Guides, Travel
    Maps, Road Atlases, Best Of Pocket Guides and In Your Pocket Language Guides, presently
    covers more than 90 destinations worldwide.

    The Globetrotter Travel Map of Namibia caters specifically for the needs of tourists who are
    new to a destination. The town plans of the major centres pinpoint key buildings and places
    of interest as well as where to stay. Distance and climate charts enable travellers to plan their
    visits in advance.

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