With amazing landscapes, exciting wildlife safaris and fascinating cultures, Namibia is an undiscovered gem.
Namibia is one of the world's least inhabited countries.
While its population of 2 million could fit into Houston, Namibia covers an area much greater than Texas. In European terms that is more than two Germanys combined.
In the race for most sparsely populated country in the world, Namibia finishes second after Mongolia with just 2.5 people per sq km.
Despite its meagre supply of residents, Namibia has a stable economy and a good infrastructure. This and a wealth of fascinating attractions makes Namibia one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world. Our advice: get here quick before the rest of the world catches on.
Namibia's major industries are mining, fishing, agriculture and tourism. The country is heavily reliant on imports from South Africa and its currency, the Namibian Dollar, is pegged to and interchangeable with the South African Rand.
Page last updated: 7 May 2014