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

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

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

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!

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