Did you know…

 

…that Namibian termite mounds act like solar-powered air cons? Large termite mounds created by the genus Macrotermes are common in Africa. In Namibia, such mounds created by the species Macrotermes michaelseni, can be easily seen all the way towards Etosha, as here in this image just 10 km north-west of...
…that Namibia got dwarf dunes? These are hardly known and were only explained more thoroughly in April 2018. In the journal Nature Physics my Israeli colleague, Dr. Hezi Yizhaq, and German scientists explained for the first time how these mini dunes form. Anyone who thinks of Namibia will probably immediately...
…that savannas with their park-like tree landscapes are a natural enigma? Savannas are typical for Africa and thus for large parts of Namibia, too. The unique feature of a savanna is the coexistence of a continuous layer with grasses and a discontinuous tree layer. That is quite unusual since only...
…that Namibia probably has the largest cheetah population in the world? Altogether, there are not many cheetahs left on earth. The latest numbers on population size of this big cat were published by the journal PNAS in 2016. Of the 7100 cheetahs living worldwide, all of them – apart from...
…that Namibia is the second lowest populated country in the world? With around 2.6 people per km2 (6.6 per mi2), Namibia’s population density is just slightly larger than that of Mongolia (1.9). In 1991, just after Namibia’s independence, the population density was with 1.7 people per km2 even below Mongolia’s...
…that there are no acacias in Africa? It is perhaps known that in Namibia the spiny Hoodia gordonii or the cactus-like Euphorbia virosa are not cacti as such, but saying that there are no acacias in Africa – that sounds more like a bad joke, doesn’t it? Is there any...
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Welcome to NAMIBIA-ECO-TOURS. Due to my studies in Namibia and interest in dryland ecology, I have known this exceptionally beautiful country for more than 20 years now. I invite you to an exclusive tour through Namibia.