5 more facts about Namibia that you probably didn’t know
Namibia Tours

By now, if you have come this far in your search for the best Namibia tours, you already know just how special a destination Namibia is. It is one of the least populated places on earth, it is home to friendly people, and it is filled with the most exquisite landscapes and sights, and it is fascinating in a number of other ways too.

  1. Did you know that Namibia has cheetah? It doesn’t seem like the kind of place that is home to the fastest land animals in Africa, but it happens to be the one place in Africa where you will find the biggest free roaming cheetah population. Between 2500 and 3000 cheetahs live freely in the country, and many are spotted during game drives or during a trip to the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
  2. Namibia is an introverts’ paradise. Seriously, imagine being an introvert and living in a country with the second smallest population on earth? All that peace and quiet not only makes Namibia a fantastic place to indulge in some real alone time, but it also makes it the kind of place where you are forced to be self-reliant when out on a self-guided adventure. Luckily, if going on your own is not something that sounds like fun, guided tours of Namibia are readily available.
  3. It is the only place with a Skeleton Coast. The western coastline of Namibia is a desolate place that is made eerie when winds from the icy cold Atlantic Ocean blow in, creating a heavy fog. This very fog is the reason why so many ships ended up wrecked and battered along the hidden rocks. Their final resting place has given this coastline its name. But the Skeleton Coast is not all doom and gloom. Here you can see seal colonies!
  4. Namibia has a very interesting and complex colonial history. Of course the history, as it relates to people, dates back further than when Europeans landed in the country, but it is the colonial influence that still dominates in so many ways. First, Namibia was colonised by Germany. The German population is why so many buildings look as though they are better suited to Munich than the Namib Desert. But the legacy of German influenced ended after World War 1 when South Africa, fighting as a British ally, conquered Germany and took over. After that, the politics of South Africa, including Apartheid, heavily influenced the direction the country grew in. Today, Namibia is completely independent.
  5. Namibia is home to desert elephants. And Namibia is one of only two countries in the world that can boast about this. Desert elephants are not so unlike their counterparts but they are better adapted to the harsh environment that is associated with life in the dry desert. These elephants, like the cheetahs, can often be spotted when out on a game drive.