Namibia is widely regarded as one of the safest places in Africa. The country boasts a stunning landscape, dominated by vast sand dunes, rugged mountains, and a sweeping coastline. An abundance of wildlife has bolstered the safari industry, whilst adrenaline junkies arrive annually to tackle the gruelling Namib Desert Challenge.
Namibia possesses some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa, and a trip through the country is one of the great road adventures. Natural wonders such as that mighty gash in the earth at Fish River Canyon and the wildlife utopia of Etosha National Park enthral, but it’s the lonely desert roads where mighty slabs of granite rise out of swirling desert sands that will sear themselves in your mind.
It’s like a coffee-table book come to life as sand dunes in the world’s oldest desert meet the crashing rollers along the wild Atlantic coast. Among all this is a German legacy evident in the cuisine and art nouveau architecture, and in festivals such as Windhoek’s legendary Oktoberfest. Namibia is also the headquarters of adventure activities in the region, so whether you’re a dreamer or love hearing the crunch of earth under your boots, travel in Namibia will stay with you long after the desert vistas fade.
Lonely Planet has consistently ranked Namibia in their top 5 of world-wide tourist destinations over the past few years (http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/oct/21/republic-of-congo-lonely-planet-2015-wishlist)
Namibia has the world’s largest number of cheetahs, with over 3,500 remaining in the wild. The Cheetah Conservation Fund is the world’s leading organization dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. Founded in Namibia in 1990, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is the global leader in research and conservation of cheetahs. CCF is dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild.
CCF’s mission is to be the internationally recognized centre of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. CCF will work with all stakeholders to develop best practices in research, education, and land use to benefit all species, including people.