The land of silence
Namibia is a land of deserts and spectacular contrasts, where you really can hear the sound of "silence", what we hear when we visit every region of Namibia, with which the sun rises red flares up of the Kalahari desert punctuated by springbok , jackals and the ostriches; that surrounds us when we are on top of the high dunes of the desolate Namib Desert; that resonates between millennial gorges of the Fish River Canyon, powerful show of force of nature; or that surrounds us when we cross the central highlands; is the silence that accompanies the sunset when the sun disappears over the horizon of the spacious and dry grasslands around us at night when we have dinner under the blanket of stars of the Milky Way in the Kaokoveld, the last great wilderness of Africa; the same silence from which centuries ago gave birth to the famous legends of the San, the oldest inhabitants of Namibia.
The nature of this country seems to live in harmony with the silence, the footsteps of oryx, elephants and giraffes on the sand of the deserts, the fogs of the Skeleton Coast that rise when the high temperature of the desert comes in contact with the cold waters of ' ocean; the silence broken by the neighing of horses wild Garub; or that resonates in the vast and arid depression of 'Etosha National Park where lions and predators are getting ready to night hunting.
Namibia seems a land created to amaze and impress, where you feel a sense of vastness and infinity; is a journey to the spirit that wakes up every day in front of endless landscapes. The mood remains incredulous and pales at the sight of a powerful nature even in its most delicate nuances, such as the sudden bloom of yellow kokerboom (quiver tree) that stands out against the blue of the sky; or the sweetness of the largest colonies of sea lions from the fur on the Skeleton Coast are taking care of their cubs; or groups of oryx, zebra and kudu running free to the distant horizon.
Namibia is a vast semi-desert territory, which owes its name to the Namib Desert, considered the oldest desert in the world. Namibia is one of the most amazing countries of Southern Africa, because the harshness of its territory, over millions of years, has forced wildlife to implement incredible survival strategies. Traveling the country, in addition to discover the diversity of the territory, it is every day in contact with the wonderful and rich mix of ethnic and tribal groups, and you can spend hours listening to the traditions of the Himba in the north, or the legends of the ancients San, or the stories of the Herero in the east, or the music of the Nama in the center-south.
The geography of Namibia is characterized by a vast central highlands that cross the country from north to south and on which dominates the capital, Windhoek, colorful mix of German colonial buildings and postmodern buildings.
Namibia fascinated by the sense of freedom given by the endless horizons, to the silence of the desert, to the quality of light and color and for wildlife. Boundless desert landscapes can be seen in the Namib Desert, the "desert living", where animals that usually inhabit savannas here have learned to survive in extreme conditions, elephants, giraffes and lions of the desert as well as the smaller creatures of the sands or in the Kalahari Desert, where the red dunes are dotted with acacia trees and where they live in large groups freedom of ostriches, oryx, impala and springbok. In the north instead to visit the Etosha National Park, an "African paradise" for the diversity of its wildlife, and the Kaudom Game Park.
Do not miss the Fish River Canyon in the south with its magical colors and wonderful sunsets. Merit special mention areas most boundless: Bushmanland where huge baobab trees are interspersed with ponds populated by pink flamingos and pelicans, and to meet the ancient San; Damaraland with vast spaces arid and mountainous, with the ancient cave paintings and rock carvings of Twyfelfontein and the Petrified Forest; the wild and Kaokoland Caprivi Strip populated by desert elephants, rhinos blacks and inhabited by the Himba.
Namibia is a land of emotions and contrasts, after visiting the deserts, beyond the mists, opens the long coast: the center-north to Angola, there is the Skeleton Coast, the cemetery of ancient ships and famous for the largest colony of Cape fur seals at Cape Cross; however, between the Namib Desert and the diamond area, they are to visit Luderitz Diaz Point to where the Portuguese navigator, who first discovered this land, put a Cross in 1488; Kolmanskop, the first city in the diamond, today ghost submerged sand and the famous wild horses of Garub.
And 'a country cheerful and welcoming, full of things to see and emotions to live; spaces, silences, sounds and colors that remain imprinted in the soul; dramatic contrasts of nature; a freedom that you feel in the spirit as well as you live traveling to this land where the sky merges with the infinite horizon and where the inexorable nature dictates its millennial laws.
Why go to Namibia
- For the Etosha National Park to see up close the giraffes, elephants, lions, rhinos and, in the rainy season, more than 300 species of birds
- To observe the thousands of specimens of sea lions on the rocks of Cape Cross, within the National West Coast Recreation Area
- To the fantastic Namib Desert, with its dunes with unique colors and warm that constantly changes its appearance
- To experience the German precision even at these latitudes: Namibia, before it became a possession English and then in South Africa, it was a German colony
- For the advantageous prices of diamonds from the Namib desert
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