The Republic of Namibia is situated in southern Africa. Its northerly border meets up with Angola and Zambia, to the east with Botswana, and to the south and east with South Africa. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean. Agriculture, herding, tourism and mining form the basis of it's economy.

Independent since 1990 and governed by a stable democracy, its capital and largest city is Windhoek. With a population of 2.1 million people, Namibia is the most sparsely populated country in Africa. Its peoples include several different ethnic groups, with the majority being of Bantu-speaking origin. Other groups include Herero and Himba people, and the Damara and San (descendants of the original inhabitants of Southern Africa).

With the least rainfall in sub-Saharan Africa, Namibia encompasses a dramatic range of different desert conditions, including the Namib Desert, vast and wild coastal plains, rugged mountains, game-rich grasslands and the semi-arid Central Plateau. Yet despite its harsh climate, these landscapes are unfailingly dramatic and beautiful. All this together with its amazing birdlife and other abundant wildlife made Namibia, for us, a 'never to be forgotten' destination.