Did you know about 90% of Namibian land remains in its natural form?
Namibia, located to the southwest of the African continent and washed by the Atlantic Ocean is a relatively new country, gaining its independence in 1990. It is the first country in Africa that included environmental protection in its Constitution.
The territory is dominated by savannah and sands of the desert, to the east the Kalahari Desert and to the west the Namib Desert, which is possibly one of the oldest and most inhospitable terrains in the world, where animals and plants have adapted to the harsh climatic conditions in order to survive.
On the coast of Namibia, rain is scarce, due to cold water, a consequence of the currents that come from Antarctica, which does not produce the evaporation needed to form rain clouds.
Given this arid climate, the flora and fauna have adapted extraordinarily.
Desert elephants can spend several days without drinking water and survive, thanks to the moisture they find in the vegetation they eat.
In the Namib Desert we find the camel spine, a tree whose roots are very deep because they are looking for water; and the Welwitschia Mirabilis, a plant endemic to Namibia and South Angola and which is very resistant. It is a very long-lived plant, it is said that its life expectancy is 1,000 years. It consists of two leaves and a single long root.
Namibia is a country of contrasts, where everything is extreme, where nature is unique and spectacular. Country of arid landscapes, huge dunes and immense dryness. Don’t miss it!