Compass Travel Namibia

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Destination Namibia

Unique desert landscape in NamibiaBe inspired by the vastness of the Namib Desert and explore the hospitality of the locals.

Namibia is an exotic dreamland in the south west of the „black continent“. Characterised by a mixture of many language groups and sometimes even by German-colonial flair, the country is ideal for nature explorers and active holidays. Namibia fascinates by its unique desert landscapes, diverse wildlife, romantic coasts, deep canyons and rough mountain ranges.

The ancient inhabitants called it “the big emptiness” and the distant, endless horizons of Namibia exert their own magic on the soul and guarantee recreation and adventure.

Namibia is a paradise for photographers and nature lovers. Common experiences,  for example the amazing African sunsets, clear unpolluted air, an unforgettable night sky displaying the Southern Cross,  leave deep impressions with all visitors and invite to return.

Highlights of Namibia

Zebras at a watering hole in EtoshaOne of the main highlight of any Namibia safari, are the high dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib, the oldest desert worldwide. The Etosha National Park privides excellent wildlife experiences and pristine nature landscapes can be explored in the north-western Kunene Region.

Thirteen different 'tribes' live peacefully together and lend a cosmopolitan flair to everything. It is a civilised country with a good infrastructure and a diverse flora and fauna. Here you meet some superlatives, from the second largest canyon in the world, to the largest cheetah population worldwide and the impressive, ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein (Namibia’s only UNESCO world heritage site).

This spacious and sparsely inhabited country is without doubt a fascinating destination, rugged, soulfoul and inspiring. Namibia, land of contrast, will celebrate its 23rd year of independence in 2013.

What makes Namibia a special travel destination?

  • Wide open spaces and breath-taking landscapes
  • Fascinating wildlife and birding as well as interesting flora and fauna
  • Rare geological formations like the Fish River Canyon, the Spitzkoppe or the Petrified Forest
  • The highest sand dunes worldwide
  • An interesting and diverse population – 13 different ethnical groups and cultures
  • Harmonic cohabitation of a diversity of people
  • Spectacular sun sets and the Milky Way within a glittering night sky.
  • Good infrastructure
  • First-class accommodation, with a choice of guest houses, lodges, hotels or guest farms in every price range
  • Friendly hospitality and good cuisine
  • Possibility of sitting around the fire under the open sky – a country for recreation as well as adventure
  • Year-round dry and warm climate with 360 sun days
  • English and German communication sufficient to get around
  • German – international cuisine guaranties superb catering
  • Little traffic makes self-driving easy
  • No visa needed when entering, just a travel passport (valid for at least 6 months)
  • Generally the medical care is good,especially in bigger towns

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