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 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.
The natural beauty is complimented by quaint towns, rich in colonial German architecture, full of warm country hospitality. This is truly a melting pot of cultures from nomadic tribes such as the ochre coloured Himba people of the north-west and the Khoi-San bushmen of the Kalahari to European farmers of Dutch decent and just about everything in-between.
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The annual hunting season in Namibia covers the period from 1 February until 30 November.
The first 10 weeks still fall into the main summer rainfall season of the southern hemisphere. But due to Namibia's specific geographic location and prevailing climate conditions, rain mostly occurs sporadic, as short showers during late afternoon and night-time hours. Most of the days are sunny with bright blue skies. Summers without rain for weeks on end are not unusual. From about mid-April, a brief autumn soon turns into winter that lasts for only 2-3 months.
The Southern African winter is characterized by low night-time & moderate day-time temperatures as well as extremely dry and cloudless, sunny weather conditions.
Towards the end of August, temperatures start rising again during a short spring season, and October usually marks the beginning of summer, with a warm to hot yet commonly still dry climate.