Namibia is a sparsely populated country on the south west coast of Africa. Mainly bordered by South Africa, Botswana and Angola, this sizeable country only has a population of 2.1 million people with much of its land being dry and uninhabited. The majority of the country's population and larger cities are located along the central plateau, such as the capital city Windhoek, home to over a 10th of the country's population. Windhoek is the arrival point for most visitors to the country through its international airport, and is also home to a number of colonial era European style buildings.

Most tourists however, choose to visit Namibia for its excellent eco-tourism opportunities and the country is generally regarded as being very good value for money. The east coast is virtually one massive national park and is very popular with those wishing to experience some genuine African wildlife. Meanwhile the Namib-Naukluft National Park includes part of the Namib Desert and Naukluft mountain range. Safari lodges and serviced apartments in Namibia make the country a year-round tourist destination. Typically, the weather in Namibia tends to be hot or seriously hot during the day (up to 40°C), but then drops down considerably during the night. The hottest months are October to April.

Cities of Namibia