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Namibia Travel and Tourism Information on Travel Notes
Find Namibia Travel and Tourist Information with
links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for
visitors to Namibia.
Namibia is an arid country containing both the Namib and Kalahari
Countries neighbouring Namibia are: Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa.
The Orange River, forming Namibia's southern border with South Africa, is one of the few all year rivers in the country.
Cave paintings suggest that hunter gatherers may have lived in the
area 25,000 years ago.
Notable early inhabitants of Namibia include the San, the Khoikhoi,
the Ovambo and the Herero.
Not much European contact was made with the natives between Portuguese
navigator Bartolomeu Dias' landing, in 1488, and the German creation of South-West
Africa in 1884.
After the First World War, South Africa was granted a League of
Nations mandate over the former German territory, but outstayed their welcome.
During the period of South African rule, the apartheid system of South
Africa was applied to Namibia, and black nationalist parties were effectively banned.
In June 1971 the International Court of Justice finally ruled that the
South African presence in Namibia was illegal. South Africa ignored the ruling and
continued to profit from the mineral deposits until December 1988.
Namibia gained independence on March 21, 1990, but South Africa
remained in Walvis Bay, until February 1994.
Getting to Namibia, and other information for tourists.
Explore the varied regions of Namibia online.
Wildlife areas, photo safaris, and trophy hunting.
The capital of Namibia is Windhoek.
Keep abreast of what's happening in Namibia with these Namibian news resources.
Namibian Lodges and Safaris:
Places to stay in Namibia: wildlife lodges, desert locations and cosy guest houses.
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