Namibia Birding Tours
Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a wonderfully unique southern African country. Located along the continent’s south-western coast, Namibia is perhaps best known for the similarly-named large desert that occupies much of this arid country – the Namib Desert. The country’s vast diamond reserves, its increasingly popular (and very tasty) oysters, and its superb wildlife-viewing all feature prominently in this country’s definite ‘must-visit’ appeal. With its sparsely populated interior, friendly people, and ease of traveling Namibia truly epitomizes the saying ‘don’t let appearances deceive you’ (with its mostly arid land deceptively harboring next-to-nothing to the first-time onlooker), and all of these factors and more make it one of the most rewarding and enjoyable destinations to travel throughout Africa and arguably even the world.
Namibia has close ties with neighboring South Africa, so much so that the South African Currency (ZAR – Rand) is legal tender in addition to the Namibian Dollar, and is an excellent ‘value-for-your-money’ destination. Namibia is also bordered by Angola, Zambia, Botswana and the Atlantic Ocean. Although it is the most arid country in sub-Saharan Africa, Namibia boasts a vast collection of nature reserves and protected areas that harbor a wide array of wildlife, including all of southern Africa’s big game mammals. Etosha National Park, truly one of Africa’s great game parks, is one of the country’s most prominent reserves and draws guests from far and wide with its superb game viewing –which you’d be hard-pressed to beat anywhere in the world. Birdwatching in Namibia is equally excellent; despite the country having only one true endemic it has a great many near-endemics shared with either South Africa, Botswana, or Angola. The dry nature of the country makes for very easy birding, and Namibia is a long-time favorite among our clients and guides alike!