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Wedged between the Kalahari and the South Atlantic, Namibia is a predominantly arid country, divided into four main topographical regions: the Namib Desert and coastal plains in the west, the eastward-sloping Central Plateau, the Kalahari along the borders with South Africa and Botswana, and the densely wooded bushveld of the Kavango and Caprivi regions.
Despite its harsh climate, Namibia has some of the world’s grandest national parks, ranging from the wildlife-rich Etosha National Park to the dune fields and desert plains of the Namib-Naukluft Park.
Getting around Namibia is remarkably easy for all levels of travelers. Roads are generally good, routes well marked, and Namibia is full of friendly, helpful people to guide you along the way. With proper planning and packing, the country is yours to explore!
Self-drive trips are excellent for travellers who like to have some flexibility in their itinerary and explore places off the beaten path. All you need is a reliable vehicle, a valid driver’s license, a good map and a good sense of adventure. Namibia has a vast, well-maintained road network with International links to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Cell phone coverage spans the entire country and it has an exhaustive (and growing) array of hotels, rest camps, guest farms, guest houses and safari lodges ranging from rustic camps to 5-star luxury.