Last month I had the chance to visit Namibia and first of all let me tell you that Namibia was a pure surprise for me (a good one though)! Windhoek, the capital is a surprisingly modern city with many interesting places to visit. I’ve been to Namibia on a business trip with a very tight schedule, however on the last day I had the chance to explore a bit more of this beautiful city.
Namibia is a very rich country in natural resources. The main sources of income include coper, uranium, zinc, gold, tourism and beef. I got to know that Namibia is the fourth largest producer of uranium (which is used to fuel nuclear power stations) and supplies almost 1/3 of the world’s output in diamonds. Nonetheless the majority of the profits are shared with international companies mainly from South Africa.
I’ve found Windhoek an intriguing city, laze and cosmopolitan at the same time, with a mixed population, relaxed vibe and a relatively hassle-free pace. I have to admit that I might I have eaten the best steaks of my life and food variety is outsanding.
I also had the chance to do a 3-hour Safari to see some wildlife – a place focused on wildlife conservation financed by the Jolie-Pitt Foundation – which already increased my curiosity for a future adventure.
Namibia is one of the African leading countries in conservation of species. In fact, the country incorporated measures in its constituion to promote the protection of the environment and rural communities have now the opportunity to manage their local natural resources to promote sustainability through local conservatories. Therefore, the country set the tone to embrace an holistic approach to wildlife conservation considering both ecosystem’s health and populations well-being.
Without a doubt I would love to visit Namibia again to further explore the wildlife sanctuaries and the desert camps.
Some pictures below 🙂 Hope you enjoy it!