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Find Namibia Travel and Tourist Information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to Namibia.

About Namibia

Namibia is an arid country containing both the Namib and Kalahari deserts.

Namibia Background Information

Countries neighbouring Namibia are: Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa.

Map of Namibia

The Orange River, forming Namibia's southern border with South Africa, is one of the few all year rivers in the country.

Cave paintings suggest that hunter gatherers may have lived in the area 25,000 years ago.

Notable early inhabitants of Namibia include the San, the Khoikhoi, the Ovambo and the Herero.

Not much European contact was made with the natives between Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias' landing, in 1488, and the German creation of   South-West Africa in 1884.

After the First World War, South Africa was granted a League of Nations mandate over the former German territory, but outstayed their welcome.

During the period of South African rule, the apartheid system of South Africa was applied to Namibia, and black nationalist parties were effectively banned.

In June 1971 the International Court of Justice finally ruled that the South African presence in Namibia was illegal. South Africa ignored the ruling and continued to profit from the mineral deposits until December 1988.

Namibia gained independence on March 21, 1990, but South Africa remained in Walvis Bay, until February 1994.

Enter Namibia:
Getting to Namibia, and other information for tourists.

Namibian Regions:
Explore the varied regions of Namibia online.

Namibian Wildlife:
Wildlife areas, photo safaris, and trophy hunting.

Namibian Cities:
The capital of Namibia is Windhoek.

Namibian News:
Keep abreast of what's happening in Namibia with these Namibian news resources.

Namibian Lodges and Safaris:
Places to stay in Namibia: wildlife lodges, desert locations and cosy guest houses.

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