A Country of Contrasts
The largest part of Namibia receives almost no rain. In Namibia you will find a vast variety of riverbeds, which only carry water after a good rainy season. The largest rivers are the Hoanib, Ugab, Swakop, Kuiseb, Tsauchab and Fish River.
On visiting the Caprivi region in the far northeast of Namibia, you will not belief your eyes after being in the oldest desert, the Namib Desert and Kaokoland.
The landscape consists of spectacular geological formations which are up tp 2 million years old - more than half the age of Earth itself. The Auas Mountains and the hilly Khomas Hochland, for example, were formed when two continental plates the (Congo and Kalahari cratons) collided.
Brandberg Mountain, glowing red in the evening light, the Erongo crater, 40 km wide, and the giagantic lava field of Etendeka bear witness to the times when the ancient Godwana continent broke up into Africa and South America. On the other hand, the dunes of the Namib, are the result of erosion. Over Millions of years the Orange River carried sediment of a mountain range in the interior of the subcontinent to the western coast, where winds swept the sand into gigantic mountains.