Namibia is a former German colony, which has been an independent republic since 1990. It is a vast country- about 3 times the size of the UK, with a population of just over 2 million. Its core exports are diamonds, gold, copper, uranium, copper, lead, zinc, processed fish and cattle. Flying into Windhoek, the capital, we will be spending most of our time in the desert away from civilisation- though do pass near the indigenous Himba territory and past some fascinating rock art left over the landscape thousands of years ago.
There is plenty of further information Namibia out there online- and for a taster of what to expect when climbing the Brandberg, here’s a great piece from National Geographic.
It’s also well worth reading the blog from last year’s trip here– and speaking to the returned graduates who have agreed to mentor you through your training.