I would just like to start by a quote from H.E. Dr Sam S. Nujoma Founding President and Father of the Namibian Nation: ”To the Namibian people, I would like to state, on this solemn and historic occasion, that our nation blazed the trail to freedom. It has risen to its feet. As from today, we are the masters of this vast land of our ancestors. The destiny of this country is now fully in our own hands. We should, therefore, look forward to the future with confidence and hope.” – Inaugural Speech, 21 March 1990.
As I sit here and wonder how to describe the country that has so many positive attributes and the country that has given me and all of its citizens the world of opportunities and so much more.
Namibia is one amazing country in Southern Africa, whose border is the Atlantic Ocean. Namibia is primarily a large desert, semi-desert plateau and also the driest country in Sub-Saharan Africa and depends on groundwater for its water supply.
The Namibian Flag was adopted on March 21, 1990 upon independence.
>The sun represents life and energy.
>The red represents the people.
>The white symbolizes peace and unity.
>The green demonstrates the vegetation and agricultural resources.
>The blue is a symbol of the clear blue sky and Atlantic Ocean.
The country motto: Unity, Liberty, Justice, speaks for itself in such a fastidious manner.
Namibia, the place with endless possibilities. Whether you have an interest in wildlife, landscape, adventure, people and culture, your days are always filled with plenty of sunshine, unforgettable sunsets and memories.
There are alot of adventures and fun activities to experience in Namibia, whether it be by land, sand, sky, water or merely just by experiencing its people and variety of cultures.
The wildlife of Namibia consists of a variety of plant and animal species, ranging from the Gemsbok and Zebra to the freshwater insects and birds. Namibia has National parks and Nature reserves as well and it is no wonder tourists are flocking to see the wonders in nature and to experience the clear blue sky with birds chirping and sounds of nature and smell of fresh air.
With a slight breeze blowing through the air you can come to see why Namibia has become such a hit with tourists all around the world .
The landscape of Namibia consists of the central plateau, the Namib Desert, the Great Escarpment, the Bushveld, and the Kalahari Desert each with their unique distinctive variations and differences.
If you are seeking an adventure of a lifetime, well, then, Namibia is definitely the place to consider for your next trip.
With hiking trails, horse riding, fishing game drives scenic tours, cruises and so much more to enjoy.
The people and different cultures of Namibia consist of the following:
The Basters, The Caprivian, Damara, Herero, Himba, Kavango, Nama, Owambo, Whites, Coloured, Topnaars and Tswanas.
The people of Namibia speak a wide variety of languages:
English, Afrikaans, German, Oshiwambo, San and many others. Namibians just love, love their meat and enjoy braaivleis, potjiekos and Mopane, Millet and Marula on a regular basis.
With the sun rising in the early morning hours on a brand new day and you hear the laughter of children as they come outside to play you feel that inner peace like you belong and know that Namibia is where your heart belongs.
As a child born and raised in Namibia I can honestly say that I have been blessed with the best.
Namibia is and always will be an inspiration for me, a country so peaceful and harmonious with its citizens enjoying freedom and security.
Namibia Land of the Brave.
by Tracey Maasdorp