Amazing facts you didn’t know about Namibia – An excellent choice for your upcoming holiday

Did you know that ‘Namib’ in Namibia means ‘vast place’? There are many more things you don’t know about this beautiful destination- Namibia.

The oldest desert in the world is here

During your holiday spent at one of the hotels in Namibia the likes of Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino, do not forget to visit the Namib Desert. It’s over 80 million years old and thus, it’s considered the oldest desert in the world.

It’s a THE place to spot cheetahs

Head to the Etosha National Park during your days spent in Namibia. Among the many animals you spot, cheetahs will surely be your favourite. They roam freely and you may explore how fast they are during your safari.

Ken BlumCheetah Namibia (139333461)CC BY-SA 3.0

Conservation is real here

Did you know that 40% of Namibia is conserved? Environmental protection is in their constitution, and they seriously are committed to protecting the wildlife they are blessed with.

Namibia was not Namibia 3 decades ago

This country became Namibia only in 1990. Ever before that, it was known to the world as South West Africa. This country was under South Africa since the era of the First World War.

Namibia’s Skeleton Coast: Explore the ‘End of the Earth’

One of the loneliest stretches of shorelines in Africa, Skeleton Coast is one of the few untouched wilderness regions in Nambia. If you think you can stomach its evocative atmosphere, it is indeed a must-visit area during a holiday spent at one of the hotels in Namibia the likes of Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino.


Skeleton Coast can be found on the distant northwestern portion of Namibia. It is part of the northern Namib Desert and most of it is protected by the eponymous national park.

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Meaning Behind Name

Skeleton Coast most likely received its name due to the number of whale and human skeletons as well as the remains of ships that could be found scattered along its shoreline.


Swakopmund is the southern gateway to the Skeleton Coast. It lies toward the south of the National West Coast Tourist Recreation Area that runs northward toward the Ugab River Mouth starting from the Swakop River.

Sand Dunes

Wherever you go on the Skeleton Coast, you’ll be met with sand dunes – an integral part of this region’s landscape.