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Etosha features in top half of fifty most popular safari destinations in Africa

Etosha features in top half of fifty most popular safari destinations in Africa

The almost 23,000 km2 Etosha National Park ranks at number 22 in the list of Africa’s 50 most popular safari destinations according to the most recent survey done by for its annual review of favourite African parks.

Jeroen Beekwilder, the co-owner of said the top-50 list was compiled from 157 parks in eleven countries and more than 2300 reviews were considered to get to the final ranking.

“Based on 2,373 park reviews on the website, the study included 1,363 reviews contributed by safari tourists from 83 countries around the world. The remaining 1,010 reviews were written by distinguished industry experts. These experts are mostly authors working for well-known guidebook companies such as Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer’s, Bradt and Footprint,” stated Beekwilder.

Etosha scored an aggregate 4.5 out of 5 for its wildlife, scenery, bush experience and birding from 122 reviews. Also noticeable is that the actual visitors scored Etosha somewhat higher than the travel experts.

In comparison, the number one safari travel destination, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, scored and aggregate 4.92 out of 5. This was the highest score ever recorded by

Namibia is ranked in the fourth position for the top ten safest travel destinations in Africa. Its low population density, small cities and political stability are viewed as the corner stones for this safety.

Namibia ranks behind Rwanda, Botswana and Mauritius but well ahead of Lesotho, Zambia and Kenya, however all these countries are viewed as very safe to fairly safe by

Small, secluded jewels like the Caprivi and the Waterberg National Park, are still listed as so-called African hotspots.


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Following reverse listing, public can now acquire shareholding in Paratus Namibia


20 February 2020, Windhoek, Namibia: Paratus Namibia Holdings (PNH) was founded as Nimbus Infrastructure Limited (“Nimbus”), Namibia’s first Capital Pool Company listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange (“NSX”).

Although targeting an initial capital raising of N$300 million, Nimbus nonetheless managed to secure funding to the value of N$98 million through its CPC listing. With a mandate to invest in ICT infrastructure in sub-Sahara Africa, it concluded management agreements with financial partner Cirrus and technology partner, Paratus Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd (“Paratus Namibia”).

Paratus Namibia Managing Director, Andrew Hall

Its first investment was placed in Paratus Namibia, a fully licensed communications operator in Namibia under regulation of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). Nimbus has since been able to increase its capital asset base to close to N$500 million over the past two years.

In order to streamline further investment and to avoid duplicating potential ICT projects in the market between Nimbus and Paratus Namibia, it was decided to consolidate the operations.

Publishing various circulars to shareholders, Nimbus took up a 100% shareholding stake in Paratus Namibia in 2019 and proceeded to apply to have its name changed to Paratus Namibia Holdings with a consolidated board structure to ensure streamlined operations between the capital holdings and the operational arm of the business.

This transaction was approved by the Competitions Commission as well as CRAN, following all the relevant regulatory approvals as well as the necessary requirements in terms of corporate governance structures.

Paratus Namibia has evolved as a fully comprehensive communications operator in Namibia and operates as the head office of the Paratus Group in Africa. Paratus has established a pan-African footprint with operations in six African countries, being: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

The group has achieved many successes over the years of which more recently includes the building of the Trans-Kalahari Fibre (TKF) project, which connects from the West Africa Cable System (WACS) eastward through Namibia to Botswana and onward to Johannesburg. The TKF also extends northward through Zambia to connect to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, which made Paratus the first operator to connect the west and east coast of Africa under one Autonomous System Number (ASN).

This means that Paratus is now “exporting” internet capacity to landlocked countries such as Zambia, Botswana, the DRC with more countries to be targeted, and through its extensive African network, Paratus is well-positioned to expand the network even further into emerging ICT territories.

PNH as a fully-listed entity on the NSX, is therefore now the 100% shareholder of Paratus Namibia thereby becoming a public company. PNH is ready to invest in the future of the ICT environment in Namibia. The public is therefore invited and welcome to acquire shares in Paratus Namibia Holdings by speaking to a local stockbroker registered with the NSX. The future is bright, and the opportunities are endless.