Central Region

The central region of Namibia is the starting point for most trips organized around the country, since the capital Windhoek with its international airport, Hosea Kutako, lies in the centre of the region.

A well maintained road structure and many guest farms, B&B’s and lodges make the Central region an ideal stopover for visitors en route to the Etosha pan in the North, the Fish River Canyon in the south, or the West coast.

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Vegetation is typically bushy (thornbush savanna) with lots of grassland, bushy shrubs, camelthorn trees and many hills and mountains which makes for interesting scenery. About 300 bird species have been recorded in this vegetation zone, from ground feeders like Redbilled Francolin, helmeted Guineafowl to those that look for food in the canopies of trees like the beautiful Pied Barbet.

Game is abundant also in this area with many species of antelope (especially kudu) being a common sight. Most game farms, however, hold a wide variety of game ranging from leopard, rhino and lion right down to the smaller game like springbok and open vehicle game viewing is a daily activity on offer at all farms.