NAMIBIA HUNTING AREAS
Namibia is often referred to as “The Land of Wide Open Spaces” and is located in the western part of Southern Africa. Namibia is one of the most scenically beautiful countries on the planet.
From the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei and the red sands of the Kalahari desert to verdant swamps and tropical palms trees on the Caprivi Strip, this is a land of striking contrasts.
The south of the country is home to the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world, marine diamond fields, the ghosts town of Kolmanskop and herds of wild horses. Further north the red Kalahari desert gives way to the Namib desert with its towering dunes that plunge into the crashing waves of the Atlantic.
Further north still you will encounter the awe-inspiring beauty of Damaraland, rich with bushman rock art and geological wonders. The jewel in Namibia’s wildlife crown is the Etosha National Park, dominated by the massive central salt pans, the park is home to Africa’s big game, and at certain times of year, boasts unrivaled game viewing, as the game escapes the parched plains and congregates around waterholes.
Namibia is the first country in the world to include protection of the environment and sustainable utilization of wildlife in its constitution. Approximately 14 % of the country’s major habitat types are contained in formally proclaimed protected areas and nearly 80% are under conservancies.
Namibia is one of the leading conservation countries in Africa. The amount of animals as well as their diversity doubled since the 1960’s. Almost 80% of all wildlife in Namibia are now found on private land which is largely accredited to the trophy hunting industry.
Namibia, officially Republic of Namibia, also called (internationally until 1968) South West Africa, Afrikaans Namibië or Suidwesafrica, country located on the southwestern coast of Africa. It is bordered by Angola to the north, Zambia to the northeast, Botswana to the east, South Africa to the southeast and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It ranges from arid in the north to desert on the coast and in the east. The landscape is spectacular, but the desert, mountains, canyons, and savannas are perhaps better to see than to occupy.