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North East Hunting Lodge
Our hunting lodge situated in the North East of Namibia with a warm and friendly atmosphere. It is only a 1½ hour drive from Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek. Set on twenty thousand hectare of unspoiled wild savannah that creates the perfect stage for the most exhilarating hunt. The lodge has twelve beds with en-suite and by working with small group we are able to offer a personalized and intimate experience. All rooms have electricity (220V), warm showers, comfortable beds, cupboards to pack away your suitcase making you feel at home. Our rooms has a view of sunrises and sunsets over the savannah fields. A large deck where you can enjoy a breath taking view over savannah fields. The lodge is all year round birdwatchers paradise, with bird feeders located near the deck you can be assured of seeing some amazing species. The water hole provides amazing game viewing opportunities, while relaxing on the deck. Later join us around the campfire to get true sense of Namibia hospitality.
Originally a German colony, Namibia was previously known as South-West Africa before gaining its Independence in 1990. Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in Southern Africa named from the Namib Desert, which is the oldest desert in the world. The Namib Desert bordered the Atlantic Ocean, Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, it does not quite actually border Zimbabwe, but the distance between the two countries is just the width of 200-meter wide riverbed at the closest point
Climate and Geography
A relatively dry country when compared with the rest of Sub-Sahara Africa, Namibia receives the least rainfall in the region. Despite its arid surroundings, Namibia has a diverse range of geographical areas. These can generally be categorized as the Central Plateau, Namib Desert, the Great Escarpment, the Bushveld and the Kalahari Desert. Namibia’s arid climate is due to its low annual rainfall which is recorded as an average of 396mm per annum over the last 20 years. As a result of the scarcity of rainwater, Namibia depends largely on underground water reserves for its water supply. Water conservation is a high priority countrywide.
The Namibian People
Namibia’s population is estimated at 2.49 million, compared to 2.1 million in 2011. The largest city and capital is Windhoek, with a population of about 268,000. This is the only city with a population exceeding 100,000 although Namibia has a very low density population, with often hundreds of kilometers separating towns, there are a few large towns and cities. The coastal towns of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund also boast a fairly large population but the majority of Namibians are based in the Northern regions, with the South being much more sparsely populated. Namibia is a country of diverse cultures and is home to 13 different ethnic groups. Namibian languages and cultures are distinctively beautiful and create a vibrant tapestry of sight and sound. English is Namibia’s official language but the main languages spoken in households are Oshivambo, Nama/Damara, Kavango, Otjiherero, Afrikaans and German.
Fauna and Flora
Despite the fact that the Namib is the world’s oldest desert, the country is positively teeming with a wide variety of fauna and flora. Throughout its myriad of parks and reserves, both state-owned and private, visitors are treated to an astounding number of wildlife and plant species. The most well-known reserves are Etosha National Park, Waterberg National Park and the Cape Cross Seal Reserve, which attract thousands of tourists yearly. Namibia is a wonderfully warm and friendly country and we are sure you will love every moment here.
Namibia has many Conservancies, giving much needed income to communities while ensuring the conservation of fauna and flora in the country.
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