9 FACTS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT NAMIBIA
1. CHEETAH POPULATION
Namibia is home to the world's largest population of free-roaming cheetahs. Currently Namibia has an estimate of 3500 free-roaming cheetahs.
2. SECOND LARGEST CANYON
Fish River Canyon in Namibia is the world's second largest canyon after the Grand Canyon.
3. POPULATION DENSITY
Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world after Mongolia. Namibia has 3 people per km².
4. LARGEST CONCENTRATION OF ROCK ENGRAVINGS
In 2007, UNESCO approved Twyfelfontein as Namibia's first world heritage site as one of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs in Africa.
5. HIGHEST SAND DUNES IN THE WORLD
Dune 7 in Namibia is the highest sand dune in the world. Peaking out at 1256 feet. Another world famous dune is Big Daddy in Sossusvlei, Namibia reaches a height of 1066 feet.
6. ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Etosha National Park is a national park in northwestern Namibia. It is one of Namibia's largest parks that includes a salt pan that could be seen from space. With it shear size the national park would just fit into Belgium.
7. OLDEST DESERT IN THE WORLD
The world's oldest desert, the Namib Desert has existed for at least 55 million years, completely devoid of surface water but bisected by several dry riverbeds.This extremely arid ecoregion comprises shifting sand dunes, gravel plains and rugged mountains.
Namibia was the first African country to incorporate protection of the environment into its constitution, and the government gave people living in communal areas the opportunity to manage their natural resources through the creation of communal conservancies.
9. HOTELS AND LODGES
Namibia has a variety of luxury, mid range and budget hotels to choose from.