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Where Desert Meets Water？
Namibia - the land in the south-west of Africa between the Orange River in the south and the Kunene River in the north - is a barren land, like from another star, but still inviting and strangely familiar.
Namibia is a paradise for photographers, a land of contrasts and clear colours. Those who are looking for peace and stillness and enjoy mesmerising landscapes and wide desert expanse, are going to fall in love with Namibia, one of the least populated countries in the world. Namibia is Africa at its best, with friendly, natural people, with endless savannah and bushland and an amazingly diverse animal world, protected in the vast Etosha National Park and in many other game reserves.
Namibia is an adventure, but one doesn't need to be an adventurer to experience this country. A well maintained road network, comfortable hotels, lodges and guestfarms make travelling a pleasure.
Top reason to go
- THE WORLD'S OLDEST LIVING DESERT. The Namib is everything you might imagine a "real" desert to be.
- A MEMORABLE DRIVE. The road from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay is one of the most beautiful and unusual routes in the world.
- WATER-HOLE WONDERS. Arm yourself with binoculars, drinks, a picnic, and patience. Open your car windows and wait for the game to come. You won't be disappointed.
- RIDE THE DESERT EXPRESS. During this two-day train journey between Windhoek and Swakopmund, you'll stop to walk in the desert, visit the world's biggest outdoor rock-art gallery, watch lions being fed, and view a spectacular desert sunset (or sunrise).
- ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK. One of Africa's largest and most spectacular game parks, Etosha has cheap and cheerful self-catering accommodations, an excellent road network, and superb game-viewing.
Those who love the drive and the view of the desert, particularly the stop point where the desert sand meets the sea water would be exciting.
At the same time, the travel will let you understand how poverty relief in Africa begins with access to clean water. Across Africa more than 300 million people are said not to have access to safe drinking water. That’s why Waterdrop start #Water4smile program. Clean water means life.
Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater. They argue that the total volume of water in aquifers underground is 100 times the amount found on the surface. We will continue our program with a firm confidence to help more and more people in need for clean and safe water. Learn more about the #Water4smile program