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Namibia SafariNamibia, known for its stark, dramatic and timeless landscapes, is truly a diamond in the rough and one of southern Africa's best kept secrets. Namibia is situated along Africa's most inhospitable coastline to the northwest of the Republic of South Africa. Three times larger than Germany, the total population numbers 1.5 million, thus making Namibia an ideal destination for those looking for wide open spaces. It takes its name from the 130 million year old Namib Desert, which uniquely harbors elephant, rhino, lion and giraffe. One of the earliest human inhabitants of Namibia were San (Bushman), a nomadic people able to adapt to this harsh land. Namibia is a land of contrasts with towering sand dunes, shimmering plains, relentless sunshine, mountains, gorges, valleys and some of Africa's most interesting and varied wildlife and national parks. From the abundant game and bird life to the diverse fish and seal population on the coast, Namibia offers something for everyone. Highlights include some of the highest sand dunes in the world, at Sossusvlei, historical and cultural experiences, a variety of geological formations and ecosystems, and abundant wildlife, adapted in unique ways to the desert climate and conditions. Namibia is home to one of Africa's greatest wild animal sanctuaries, Etosha National Park. In addition, Namibia boasts one of the most stunning nature and game reserves in the world, Namib Naukluft Park. Namibia is like no other country in Africa, offering visitors an intense encounter with nature, the environment and wildlife.