Land of Contrasts
Namibia lies on the Atlantic coast of southern Africa, between Botswana to the east, Angola and Zambia in the north, and South Africa to the south. After Mongolia, Namibia is the most sparsely populated country on earth, yet it is home to a great variety of proud and culturally diverse tribes—and it is tranquil and politically stable. Namibia has one of the world’s wildest coastlines and much of the country is desert with an arid climate and sparse and erratic rainfall, yet wildlife is plentiful everywhere.
“Namibia” translates to “the huge, deserted place.” The country covers roughly 825,000 square kilometres or 515,625 square miles—comparable to Germany and France combined or twice the size of Texas (or slightly smaller than Alaska).
Photography by: Jofie Lamprecht