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PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION 1Chapter 1 History and Economy 3History 3, Government and administration, Economy Chapter 2 People and Culture People (to be expanded), Language, Education, Religion, Arts, crafts and culture, Sport Chapter 3 The Natural Environment Physical environment, Flora and fauna, Conservation Chapter 4 Planning and Preparation When to go, How to travel, Organizing your trip 52, Getting there, Red tape 57, Money and banking 58, What to take 60, Photography and optics 63, Accommodation 64, Food and drink 65, Shopping for crafts 66, Communications and media 66, Giving something back Chapter 5 Health and Safety Before you go, In Namibia, Diseases and when to see a doctor, Returning home, Safety Chapter 6 Getting around Namibia Driving, By air, By rail, By bus, Local transport, Hitchhiking Chapter 7 Camping and Walking in the Bush Camping, Walking, Canoeing, Minimum impact PART TWO THE GUIDE Chapter 8 Windhoek History, Getting there and away, Orientation, Getting around, Tourist information and tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, Sports facilities, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Excursions beyond Windhoek Chapter 9 The Central Corridor West from Windhoek: to the coast, East from Windhoek, South from Windhoek Chapter 10 The Southern Kalahari and Fish River Canyon Mariental, Hardap Dam Recreational Resort, East of Mariental and the B1: the Kalahari, The road from Mariental to Keetmanshoop, Keetmanshoop, The Deep South, Fish River Canyon Chapter 11 Luderitz and the Southwest The roads to Luderitz, Luderitz, Excursions from Luderitz, Sperrgebiet National Park, North of the B4, Maltahohe Chapter 12 The Namib-Naukluft National Park History, Flora and fauna, NamibRand Nature Reserve, Naukluft Mountains, Sesriem area and Sossusvlei, Solitaire area, The park's northern section Chapter 13 Swakopmund and Walvis Bay Area History, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Around the towns Chapter 14 The Skeleton Coast Flora and fauna, National West Coast Recreational Area, Skeleton Coast Park (to be expanded) Chapter 15 Damaraland and Kaokoland Southern Damaraland, Northern Damaraland, Kaokoland (to be expanded) Chapter 16 Etosha National Park Background information, Practical information (to be expanded) Chapter 17 North-Central Namibia Omaruru, Otjiwarongo, Waterberg Plateau Park, Outjo, Kamanjab Chapter 18 The Triangle and Bushmanland Otavi, Tsumeb, Grootfontein, Bushmanland, Khaudum National Park Chapter 19 Owamboland Ondangwa, Oshakati, Ruacana (to be expanded) Chapter 20 Rundu and the Caprivi Strip Kavango Region, Caprivi Region (possible addition of Mangetti Game Reserve) Appendix 1 Wildlife Guide Appendix 2 Language Appendix 3 Further Information Index

About the Author

Chris McIntyre's first trip to Africa was in 1987. He's now Managing Director of specialist tour operator Expert Africa and the author of Bradt's Botswana, Zambia and Zanzibar guides.


'An invaluable resource.' The New York Times 'Travelling independently to Namibia and exploring some of the remoter corners of this fascinating country by 4x4, we came to depend on the Bradt Guide. This was especially the case when we ventured into Bushmanland in the north east to visit the remote Khaudum National Park. Arriving late into Tsumkwe and unable to gain access to the lodge, we were forced to drive hard up the sand tracks into the gathering gloom, eyes glued to the GPS and totally reliant on the coordinates thankfully detailed in this comprehensive guidebook. We toasted Chris McIntyre with a few beers when we finally arrived at the Sikerti Camp!' Exodus 'Best guidebook.' The Sunday Times 'The most detailed guide available.' Wanderlust 'Both thorough and authoritative.' Travel and Leisure 'By far the most thorough and informative.' Travel Africa Recommended reading by The Telegraph

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