26 September 2017

Trump May Not Know Their Name, But Here Are 8 Things You Didn’t Know About #Namibia

The facts - Namibia

Last week Wednesday, (twat) U.S. President Donald Trump erroneously referred to the southern African nation of Namibia as ‘Nambia’, a country that doesn’t exist, twice in a speech to African leaders in New York. (Insert curse here)

In fact, the Namibian leader, Hage Geingob was in the room when he made the gaffe, along with heads of state from Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Guinea, Senegal and Uganda…

For anyone unforgivingly stupid as the US President or simply those with interest in travel and more specifically African travel, here are 8 interesting facts about Namibia, so that you may never do the same!

 8 Things You Didn’t Know About #Namibia 

The name Namibia comes from the Nama word meaning ‘vast place of nothingness’

It is an appropriate name as Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world, after Mongolia

Namibia has the highest sand dunes in the world. At a whopping 325m, the Big Daddy dune in Sossusvlei is a smidge taller than The Shard in London

Namibia is home to the oldest, driest desert in the world (the Namib Desert)

You’ll also find the largest free-roaming population of black rhino and desert elephant, as well as 25% of the world's cheetah in Namibia

Etosha, Africa’s oldest national park (above), is Namibia's number-one tourist destination
Namibia was the first African country to incorporate environmental protection into our constitution and more than 40 percent of our country is under conservation management

Namibia was once a German colony (which slavery repressed country in the world isnt?), and every year The Windhoek Oktoberfest reveals a special festival beer created by Namibian Breweries in preparation for an average of 10,500 litres of beer to be drunk in the sun at the festival

On average, visitors can bask in 300 days of sunshine each year

Namibia is the safest country in Africa to work in as a journalist. (V Interesting fact for my creative readers)

Namibia remains number one in Africa in press freedom and ranks 24th out of 180 countries globally according to the World Press Freedom ranking

Whilst I will never condone that absolute moron America calls president, one positive outcome (possibly the first since him winning the presidency - btw, I refuse to say his name on many occasions and will do so the remainder of this post) is he probably unintentionally made Namibia, Africa a worldwide talking point, which I for one am always in support of.

Africa is the almighty homeland for us all!

For more information about Namibia visit, www.namibiatourism.com.na

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