* Elephants can be seen just within 1-hour’s of driving distance from
Windhoek - at Okambara Ranch near Witvlei.
* The Republic of Namibia has been the first country to include the
environmental protection in the constitution of the country.
* Approximately 13.6 percent of the country's surface area is protected,
either as a nature reserve, recreation area or game park.
* On the last Sunday in August, every year the members of Herero
community gather in small town Okahandja to pay respect to their
heroes, fallen during colonial times and independence struggle.
The colourful dresses of Herero women were adapted from the
dresses of the wives of Finnish missionaries in the 19th century.
* An unusual Aloe species, Aloe Viridiflora, which is endemic to Namibia, is
found in central region of the country and in the mountains around
Windhoek. The plant flowers in August and in September.
* The Gibeon Meteorite shower is the largest ever, discovered in 1838 by the
explorer Sir J. Alexander.
* The largest Namibia's population group is Owambo, living in the northern
part of the country.
* The Tsumeb mine which has been closed down recently was once the
richest source of lead and zinc in Africa. More than 200 different minerals
have been found in and around Tsumeb.
* Hoba Meteorite, discovered in the 1920s, is the largest known meteorite
in the world and situated 20 km from Grootfontein. The meteorite is
approximately 80 000 years old and its weight is more than 50 tons.
* The Namib Desert is regarded as the oldest desert in the world.
* The Giants' Playground - a site, littered with huge balancing basalt
boulders and Quiver Tree Forest, can be seen approximately 14 km
north-east of Keetmanshoop near Quiver Tree Forest Camp.
* Namibia has the largest free-roaming cheetah population in the world - an
estimated 2 500.
* The major export product in the southern part of Namibia is karakul pelts.
The karakul sheep was brought from Asia and introduced in Namibia
* There is a horse burial site on the way to Walvis Bay just outside of
Swakopmund where more than 1650 horses and mules were shot in 1915
by South African army.
* By the early 2000s, Namibia had Africa's fourth highest proportion of
women in its National Parliament, after Mozambique, South Africa
and Rwanda. 25% of the seats in the National Assembly were
occupied by women (compared with 14% in the United States).