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Did you know?

  • The stomach of crocodile has a size of football ball, he eats little, but many times per day.
  • Hippo weights 3,2 tones and is one of the heaviest land mammals.
  • Giraffe is one of the rare animals that have horns at birth.
  • The elephants walk on tiptoe, because under their heel they have thick layer of fat.
  • The biggest snakes of the world can eat a human in one time and a meal lasts for one year.
  • Flamingos get the color of their feathers because of their specific nutrition.
  • African elephant can run faster then a human and can walk several hours without any rest.
  • In first year of hippo’s life 45% of them die.
  • Shark is swimming with average speed of 3km/h and maximum speed of 95 km/h.
  • Giraffe has a same number of vertebrae like most of the mammals, but theirs are much longer.
  • Bushbabies got a name because of their sounds that reminded first explorers of crying babies.
  • Elephants communicate through vibrations that they make by hitting the ground with their feet.
  • Most of the elephants sleep standing and only 2-3 hours per day.
  • Hippo can stay 5 minutes under the water-surface and can even run on the bottom of the lake.
  • The biggest known shark in the world was 13 meters long and had 15 tones
  • Leopard likes to drink water everyday, but he can stay without it up to one month.
  • Wild elephant can eat 230 kg of food and drink 125 liters of water per day sometimes at once.
  • Near relative of African ostrich is South American nandu and Australian emus.
  • Ostrich, zebra and giraffe can kill with their kick even the mighty lion.
  • Turtles, birds and crocs like to rest on the backs of hippos.
  • African tribes are hunting bushbabies by leaving a palm wine in the forest and collecting drunk animals from it.
  • Warthog can run 50 km/h and they are very skillful to defend themselves.
  • The head of the rhino weights 200 kg.
  • Black leopard or Panther was first considered as different species, but in same family can be puppies of normal and black colour.
  • The biggest turtle in the world is belonging to the species of leatherback and weights 752 kg.
  • The grey rat is living everywhere in the world except polar countries. One couple can have up to 800 babies in just one year.
  • Insect-eating bats produce ultrasound of very high frequency, with echoes that bounce back, they get all necessary information.
  • One of the most shamefaced animals in area of high and low tide is octopus.
  • The longest recorded jump of bushbaby from one branch to another was more then 7 meters.
  • From 1830 on each year 10 to 30 thousand slaves were sold at slave market on Zanzibar.
  • Coconut palm can live up to 100 years but can reproduce only 20 years.
  • Warthog’s only enemies are lion and leopard.
  • In darkness leopard can see 6 times and hear 2 times better then human.
  • Monkey species of red colobus are living only in forest Jozani on Zanzibar Island.
  • Cheetahs are running 120 km/h, but only 20 seconds. This is still enough for successful hunting.
  • Insectivorous bats obtain most of the water they need from their prey, cave bats can lick up condensation.

Namibia

The most beautiful desert

WINDHOEK - CANYON FISH RIVER - KOLMANSKOP - SOSSOUSVLEI - SWAKOPMUND - SKELETON COAST - HIMBAS - NP ETOSHA - WATERBERG PARK - BUSHMAN - NP MUDUMU - VIKTORIA FALLS

1. Day: Windhoek - Ai-Ais

Drive from Namibia's capital through cattle region to find out more about Namibian economy and way of living. It's the best way to learn about agriculture possibilities and all the troubles that farmers are facing. Short stop at plantations of fruit trees then drive to the deep south of the country where main attraction is largest African canyon. In really Fish River Canyon is a double canyon made by Fish River during long period of many million years.

2. Day: canyon Fish River (the biggest African canyon)

Visit of the Fish River Canyon, second biggest canyon in the world and the biggest as well as deepest one in Africa. Walk to the edge of the canyon, to the interesting viewpoints to enjoy the fantastic view on 160 km long and 27 km wide canyon. Drive to the confluence of the Fish River and Orange River, go down to the canyon and see it also from other perspective.

3. - 4. Day: Lüderitz - Kolmanskop - Sesriem

From south of the country drive along so called »forbidden area« rich with diamantes all the way to Lüderitz. Sightseeing of the city. Visit of the remarkable Kolmanskop or ghost city. Kolmanskop was once very important city that developed fast with discovery of the diamantes in nearby areas. Today is almost impossible to find a diamante there, inhabitants left their houses and sand from a desert started to settle them. With sand all over the place it does make a feeling of the ghost city. In the afternoon drive to the Namibian Park Namib- Naukluft.

5. Day: Sesriem - Sossousvlei

Spend a day in the world's oldest dessert with 300 km in length and covers area bigger then some countries in the world. It is the biggest Namibian attraction and who is not coming to see up to 300 meters long sand dunes of Sossousvlei, has never been to Namibia. Away from a road starts walk through the dessert and sand dunes with awesome and breathtaking views. Find out why dessert is next to the ocean, how cruel it can be and how well adopted are animals and plants living in Namib dessert. We will do our best to show you one of the best sunsets in Africa.

6. Day: Naukluft Mountains

After sunrise above red sand dunes visit of Naukluft mountains, an excellent start for one day trekking. Walk along the river Naukluft, hike all the way up to 1900 meters to have excellent view on surrounding desert. On the way back stop at the beautiful waterfall before finishing trekking.

7. Day: Swakopmund

After breakfast visit of the valley Welwitschia to see botanical miracle that gave the name to the whole valley. It is a plant around 1000 years old that can live up to 2000 years. They grow very slow, have first flower after 20 years of successful living, are well adapted to the dry dessert areas and are the oldest living creatures in the world. Complete a day with visit of a lagoon where half of the African flamingos are based and also many other birds. In the afternoon a short visit of Namibian number one holiday resort- city of Swakopmund.

8. - 9. Day: Swakopmund - Palmwag

After breakfast we will enjoy desert around Swakopmunda, walk to the top of some sand dunes and the ones searching for adventure will make some sand surfing (optional). Visit of the beaches with colonies of sea lions, famous mountains of Brandberg, the fabulous stone paintings, among them we will see also the most famous and world wide known »White Lady«. Our way will lead us through Petrified Forest with some of the fossils more then 260 million years old. You will see well known petroglifs famous as most outstanding gallery of prehistorical paintings on stone in Africa. In the afternoon you will continue to the Skeleton beach and park. This is the final place of many ships, sinking into the sand, becoming a victim of the erosion by the sea waves.

10. - 12. Day: Nomad’s tribe Himbe

Visit of one of the most original and colourful African tribe. Himbas were belonging to the nomadic tribe of Herero, but today there is huge difference between them. Himbas live in the most remote areas and the least visited areas of Namibia. Through the history they were forced by other stronger and larger tribes to move to the poorest areas. Their way of living is very simple. Women are wearing only short skirts made of goat skin and a huge amount of jewellery from various materials. You will visit their village, simple and modest homes get to know their way of living, hierarchy of the villagers, eating habits, tradition, dances etc. Himbas are tribe you will never forget.

13. - 15. Day: National park Etosha

It's time for another adventure, first safari and game viewing of African wildlife so you head off to one of the most beautiful and richest national parks of the world. NP Etosha is protected area for 114 species of mammals, more then 340 species of birds, huge population of insects and also some lizards. In salty desert of NP you will observe elephants, giraffes, zebras, south-African gazelles, kudus, African ostrich, jackals, hyenas, lions and maybe even cheetahs and leopard. This national park is also home range of endangered species of rhino. Second day some more game viewing in national park. In the afternoon visit of well known Hoba meteorites discovered in year 1920 and still today considered as largest meteorites in the world.

16. Day: Windhoek

Early in the afternoon return to the capital, prolong your trip to Victorian falls or catch an international flight back home.

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