Situated on the southwestern coast of Africa, Namibia borders Angola and Zambia in the north, South Africa in the south and Botswana in the east, Namibia covers 824,292 sq km (318,259 sq mi). Part of the allure of Namibia is that it's four countries in one. Four different landscapes, each with its own characteristics and attractions. The most definitive is the Namib, a long coastal desert that runs the length of the country and is highlighted with migrating dune belts, dry riverbeds and canyons. The central plateau is home the majority of Namibia towns and villages and is divided between rugged mountain ranges and sand-filled valleys. Next is the vast Kalahari Desert with its ancient red sand and sparse vegetation. Finally, Kavango and Caprivi, blessed with generous amounts of rain and typified by tropical forests, perennial rivers and woodland savannahs. Because of the regional climatic differences within the country,Namibia has a broad variety of plant species from desert and semi-desert vegetation to subtropical plants. Most of country is savannah with low scrubs and grasses prospering in the arid conditions. With rain, these same areas often spout various wild flowers, though seldom for long. In contrasting form, the Caprivi and Kavango regions support a great deal of aquatic plant life and leafy vegetation along the many waterways and riverbanks. But no mention of Namibian flora would be complete without the Kokerboom or quiver tree and the Welwitschia, one of the oldest plants known to man. A critical and beautiful part of Namibia's story is the extraordinary variety of wildlife found here - a story best told in Namibia's many national parks, reserves and conservancies. For a predominately arid country which is predominately arid, Namibia boasts one of the greatest wildlife populations in the world, some species are truly unique, many are rare, and a few whose lineage goes back long before the first ancestors of mankind evolved. Hundreds of mammal species roam freely here, and thanks to the variety of habitats across Namibia, it's quite easy to customize your wildlife experience accordingly. Namibia is a paradise for birding enthusiasts. With habitats ranging from the dunes of the Namib, coastal wetlands and vast areas of savannah to the floodplains and waterways of Kavango and Caprivi, Namibia's birding checklist boasts 676 of Southern Africa's 887 species.

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Getting Around

Car Rentals:
If you are not on a tour where ground transportation is provided, the best way to see Namibia is by car. Arterial paved roads, like the TransCaprivi and TransKalahari highways, safely link all corners of Namibia and allow visitors to explore the country at a fraction of the cost. Where these paved roads end, the adventure begins, though even the gravel routes are more than manageable in most cases.

That said, while self-driving is completely safe and recommended, it's not for everyone. You need to work in adequate time into your itinerary, not just for the actual drive, but also for stops along the way. Prices for renting a vehicle of course vary by model, but the extra charge for a sturdy 4x4 is something worth considering for the added clearance and power benefits should you venture off the beaten path. Something you're bound to do.Many major rental companies operate all throughout Namibia, including at Hosea Kutako airport: Avis, Budget, Imperial, Triple Three Car Hire.

Trans-Namib Railwaysconnects most of the major towns, but be prepared for lengthy journeys as trains tend to stop at every post. First and second-class carriages are available with light refreshments offered on some services. On overnight voyages, seats in first class compartments convert to four couchettes and those in second class to six couchettes.

The Desert Express, a luxury train aimed at tourists, runs between Swakopmund and Windhoek. The 19 hour 30 minute journey includes several stops giving travelers the opportunity to watch lions feeding, see the Namib Desert, walk in the sand dunes and admire the stars. A three-course dinner and overnight accommodation are included in the ticket price.Chartered Flights: An entire network of charter flight services offer a quick and easy way to explore Namibia. The advantage is more can be seen in a shorter period of time, although the cost for such a convenience is obviously higher and space is limited.

Air Namibia also offers many scheduled domestic flights between cities such as Tsumeb, Rundu, Katima Mulilo, Luderitz, Swakopmund, and Oshakati and Ondangwa.

A few bus lines operate in Namibia and in surrounding counties providing an affordable alternative when travelling between some of the large cities and towns.
- Intercape Mainliner runs direct overnight services from Windhoek to Cape Town four times a week, as well as services to Johannesburg via Upington.
- Trans-Namib's Star Line Buses travel to Bethanie, Buitepos, Gobabis, Gochas, Grootfontein, Helmeringhausen, Henties Bay, Kamanjab, Khorixas, Luderitz, Mariental, Opuwo, Oshakati, Outjo, Rundu, Walvis Bay and other destinations.

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All visitors require a passport for entry into Namibia, which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended stay in the county, and have sufficient pages for entry and exit stamps. All visitors must also have a valid return ticket.
Visas are valid up to three months from the date of issue for stays of up to three months from date of entry. Extensions for a further three months are available from the Ministry of Home Affairs in Windhoek.
Applications Consulate (or Consular section at High Commission); see Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Application Requirements:
(a) Valid passport
(b) Completed application form
(c) Two passport-size photos
(d) Return or onward ticket or proof of accommodation
(e) Fee Private: (a)-(e) and,
(f) Letter of invitation from Namibian resident. Business: (a)-(e) and,
(f) Company letter
(g) Letter from sponsoring company in Namibia

Temporary Residence Permit:
Apply to the High Commission or Embassy; see Namibian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
* Please note that a minimum of three working days are required for processing applications

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