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Namibia

Namibia

Namibia is an African nation that still exists off the beaten path of popular tourist destinations. Indeed, tourists have yet to discover the natural beauty that includes the rugged beauty of the Skeleton Coast, the vast swathe of sand dunes of Sossusvlei and the majestic Fish River Canyon in the south. Namibia is also bustling with wildlife - an unspoiled gem in the southern African continent.

Though primarily a desert country, Namibia offers contrasting landscapes, ranging from the dense bush and open plains of the great Etosha Pan to woodland savannah and lush vegetation. It shares borders with Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa and covers an area of over 825,000 square kilometres - roughly 9/10 the size of Ontario.

Namibia's climate is similar to other African nations of the same latitude, with scorching summers that arrive with heavy rainfall, especially between November and February. Temperatures in the Namib Desert during summer often reach 40°C or higher, though the coastal regions are cooler and often foggy. Winter provides the a much more tolerable climate, especially between April and June, as days are warm and dry and wildlife is easier to locate. However, nights can be chilly and frost can often occur during this time of year.

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