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Bradt Travel Guide: Namibia

Travel Guide

Series: Bradt Travel Guides

By: Chris McIntyre (Author)

552 pages, 12 plates with colour photos; b/w maps

Bradt Travel Guides

Paperback | Jun 2015 | Edition: 5 | #222066 | ISBN-13: 9781841629148
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This thoroughly updated fifth edition includes all the developments in Namibia's accommodation, from guest farms and lodges to bush-camps, plus details on areas of natural interest such as the Sperrgebiet National Park. Author Chris McIntyre tempts adrenaline junkies with exciting opportunities for dune-boarding, ballooning and quad-biking in the desert, while the guide details Namibia's unique and fascinating wildlife, how to visit bushman villages and guidelines on eco-travel. From the desolate Skeleton Coast to the lush Kavango and Caprivi Strip, or the picturesque capital, Windhoek, Bradt has it covered.

"Thorough and authoritative."
Travel and Leisure, USA.



Part One General Information
History, Politics and Economy
History; Economy
People and Culture
Population overview; Ethnic groups; Language; Education; Religion; Arts, crafts and culture
The Natural Environment
Physical environment; Flora and fauna; Conservation
Planning and Preparation
When to go and highlights; How to travel and costs; Organising your trip; Getting there and away; Red tape; Money and banking; What to take; Accommodation; Food and drink; Shopping; Communications and media; Giving something back
Health and Safety
Health; Safety
Getting around Namibia
Driving; By air; By rail; By bus; Local transport; Hitchhiking
Camping and Walking in the Bush
Camping; Walking; Canoeing; Minimum impact

Part Two The Guide
History; Getting there and away; Orientation; Getting around; Tourist information and tour operators; Where to stay; Where to eat; Entertainment and nightlife; Shopping; Sports facilities; Other practicalities; What to see and do
The Central Corridor
West from Windhoek: to the coast; East from Windhoek; South from Windhoek
The Southern Kalahari and Fish River Canyon
Mariental; Hardap Dam Recreational Resort; East of Mariental and the B1: the Kalahari; The road from Mariental to Keetmanshoop; Keetmanshoop; The Deep South; Fish River Canyon
Lüderitz and the Southwest
The roads to Lüderitz; Lüderitz; Excursions from Lüderitz; Sperrgebiet National Park, North of the B4
The Namib-Naukluft National Park
History; Flora and fauna; NamibRand Nature Reserve; Naukluft Mountains; Sesriem and Sossusvlei area; Solitaire area; The park's northern section
Swakopmund and Walvis Bay Area
History; Swakopmund; Walvis Bay; Around the towns
The Skeleton Coast
Flora and fauna; National West Coast Recreational; Area; Skeleton Coast Park: the south; Skeleton; Coast Park: the north
The Kunene Region
Southern Damaraland; Northern Damaraland; Kaokoland
Etosha National Park
Background information; Practical information; What to see and do
Highlands south of Etosha
Omaruru; Otjiwarongo; Waterberg Plateau; Park; Outjo; Kamanjab
The Triangle and Bushmanland
Otavi; Tsumeb; Grootfontein; Bushmanland
Tsumeb to Ondangwa; Ondangwa; Ongwediva; Oshakati; Oshakati to Ruacana; Ruacana
Rundu and the Caprivi Strip
Kavango Region; Excursions into Botswana; Caprivi Region

Wildlife Guide
Further Information
List of Maps (alphabetical)
Administrative areas; Bwabwata East National Park; Bushmanland; Caprivi Strip; Central Corridor; Damaraland; Eastern Caprivi's wetlands; Etosha National Park; Etosha NP: east; Fish River Canyon & hiking trail; Gobabis; Grootfontein; Hardap Dam; Henties Bay; Highlands south of Etosha; Kaokoland; Katima Mulilo; Keetmanshoop; Khaudum National Park; Lüderitz & the southwest; Lüderitz Peninsula; Lüderitz; Malaria distribution; Mariental; Mohembo, Shakawe & Tsodilo Hills; Namibia; Namib-Naukluft area; Namib-Naukluft NP: northern section; Okahandja; Omaruru; Ondangwa; Opuwo; Oshakati; Otjiwarongo; Outjo; Ovamboland; Popa Falls & Mahango NP; Rehoboth; Ruacana area & Falls; Rundu; Sesriem & Sossusvlei area; Southern Kalahari & Fish River; Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Around; Swakopmund; Skeleton Coast, The; Triangle & Bushmanland, The; Triangle area, The; Tsumeb; Tsumkwe; Walvis Bay; Waterberg Camp & short trails; Windhoek, around; Windhoek, central; Windhoek, Independence Avenue; Windhoek, orientation

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Chris McIntyre's first trip to Africa was in 1987. He's now Managing Director of specialist tour operator Expert Africa and the author of Bradt's Botswana, Zambia and Zanzibar guides.

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