Pictures from Namibia

Last updated Mar 29, 2022 | Published on Mar 27, 2019Middle East and Africa, Namibia, Photo Galleries

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This album contains pictures from Namibia. They are from different parts of the country, from the red sands in the south, to the Atlantic coast, the arid interior and finally, the wildlife reserves in the north. 

Check out Namibia entries. You will find this picture gallery page, a World Heritage Site and in time regular travelogues. I have been slow in describing my trip to Namibia in 2018.

a) Click on the gallery to reveal all pictures from Namibia. b) Hover on an image to show where it was taken. c) Click an image to enlarge it. d) Move between the enlarged images using the arrow keys. e) Use the back button in your browser to return.

This is a gallery offering pictures from Namibia's most famous destinations. Feel welcome to browse and enjoy images from the Namib desert to the Atlantic Ocean and into the national parks in the north.

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Fast facts about Namibia

Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is an introduction based on it.

Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in Southern Africa. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Less than 200 metres of the Botswanan right bank of the Zambezi River separates Namibia from Zimbabwe. Namibia gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek. Namibia is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU) and the Commonwealth of Nations.

Namibia has a population of 2.55 million people and is a stable multi-party parliamentary democracy. Agriculture, tourism and the mining industry – including mining for gem diamonds, uranium, gold, silver and base metals – form the basis of its economy, while the manufacturing sector is comparatively small. The large, arid Namib Desert from which the country derived its name has resulted in Namibia being overall one of the least densely populated countries in the world.

Tourism

Tourism is a major contributor to Namibia’s GDP. It creates tens of thousands of jobs directly or indirectly and servicing over a million tourists per year. The country is a prime destination in Africa and is known for ecotourism, which features Namibia’s extensive wildlife.

There are many lodges and reserves to accommodate ecotourists. Sport and trophy hunting is also a large and growing component of the Namibian economy. Namibia boasts numerous species sought after by international sport hunters.

In addition, extreme sports such as sandboarding, skydiving and 4x4ing have become popular. The most visited places include the capital city of Windhoek, the Caprivi Strip, the Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, the Skeleton Coast Park, Sesriem, Etosha Pan. In addition there are the coastal towns of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Lüderitz.

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