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  1. Zambezi Region Camping Adventures

    Zambezi Region Camping Adventures

    There are endless options if you love water and a lush land; you may camp on the riverbank, floodplains or in the forests. If you prefer using a lodge’s amenities, many lodges boast convenient camping facilities.The national parks Mudumu and Nkasa Rupara, have a number of unserviced campsites too. Read more…

  2. Kaokoland - A quest of discovering Namibia

    Kaokoland - A quest of discovering Namibia

    It feels like a journey into the past, a return to a time when people rode on donkeys. You will meet the unexpected and witness the unknown. Your voyage of discovering through Namibia will literally take your breath away - Dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife and friendly people; incredibly diverse and authentically photogenic. Read more…

  3. The meeting place of two major African Rivers

    The meeting place of two major African Rivers

    Impalila Island is rich in abundant wildlife. It does not only unite two major rivers in Africa, the Chobe and Zambezi, but it is the thread that joins together four countries; Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Read more…

  4. The Eighteen National Parks - Namibia

    The Eighteen National Parks - Namibia

    The national parks take up thousands and thousands of kilometres, and covers close to 20% of the country’s land - and that is only part of the beauty of these incredibly diverse habitats, as each park has something unique to offer, from the south’s rocky land, desert, coast up until the wetlands on the far, far north. Read more…

  5. Why the Orange River is called Orange River

    Why the Orange River is called Orange River

    You will awake to a wonderful show of an orange colour display. On our adventure, we had an escort of a fish eagle as we kayaked. It flew in circles above our little kayaks and later flew from tree to tree and watched us until we found our next camping spot. Read more…

  6. Little Ruckomechi Camp

    Little Ruckomechi Camp

    Wilderness Safari has opened a new Campsite in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pool National Park. This wildlife-rich area is home to large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and eland. Predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog are all found in the area and bird life is abundant. Read more…

  7. A Unique Group of Birds

    A Unique Group of Birds

    Kalizo is on fire for this incredible happening every year. On 22 August, give or take a day or two, the carmines arrive in their thousands to do their annual breeding. But like in-laws, their departure is not that predictable, taking place somewhere between early November and late December. Read more…

  8. Inland Treasures of Namibia

    Inland Treasures of Namibia

    The most beautiful trees grow at the Camel Top Campsite, in the remote Kaokoland area. To the west of Grootberg Pass, when you stand at the highest point,  you will have a view towards the Skeleton Coast, while towards the east; it feels as if you could see tomorrow coming. Read more…

  9. The Painted Hunting Dog

    The Painted Hunting Dog

    African wild dogs are a species of extremes, and have the strongest bite strength of any living carnivore for their weight. Wild Dogs are the most successful hunters on the African continent, often successful in over 75% of hunts, but yet they are the most misunderstood of all carnivores. Read more…

  10. An Ancient Landscape

    An Ancient Landscape

    Nestled in the middle of the coastal strip, a vast gravel plain stretches out to infinity and inselbergs stand proud in the desert and dunes, presenting the centrepiece of a protected area that extends from South Africa to Angola. Read more…

  11. Namibia from the back of a Horse

    Namibia from the back of a Horse

    Riders spend six to eight hours a day in the saddle, covering distances of up to 60km. But, you can only imagine the freedom that comes with traversing a desert on horseback, galloping across plains and through craters, climbing mountains and riding the soft sand dunes as well as sleeping under the amazing starry night sky – now this is EPIC. Read more…

  12. Among top birding spots in Namibia

    Among top birding spots in Namibia

    The Nambwa Tented Lodge Campsite is as good a bird-watching hotspot as you could ever wish for, so when planning a trip to Bwabwata, keep at least one day open for bird-watching in the camp. Read more…

  13. Handsome Animals

    Handsome Animals

    How did these horses arrive in Africa - needless to say in Namibia - to dwell in the wild of the Namib Desert? For centuries this has been a mystery, but for the curious hearted there is more on the legend of these desert horses of Namibia: www.wild-horses-namibia.com Read more…

  14. The sun-baked plains of Etosha

    The sun-baked plains of Etosha

    People often ask for lions, elephants or other large animals, but there are small animals that dwell within the same plains, with astounding habits and equally intriguing names that capture the imagination. Read more…

  15. A Palace the African Way

    A Palace the African Way

    The royal homestead offers a unique cultural experience with guided tours taking approximately 1½ hours. However, the times have indeed changed, as modern brick-buildings were constructed next to the traditional homestead in 1978, and the queen drives to and from her teaching job at the local school. Read more…

  16. Naukluft Mountains

    Naukluft Mountains

    The dolomite formations store large quantities of water in underground caverns, and as this water is slowly released, fountains are fed in many of the gorges. As water is life, animals, birds and plants flourish at these places. Read more…

  17. A new season in Etosha

    A new season in Etosha

    It’s a wonder to witness how hundreds of elephants, covering hundreds of square kilometres, can respond as one and move as a unit - the elephants covered in dark brown and black mud return to their dry-season waterholes. Read more…

  18. Finding Donkerkloof

    Finding Donkerkloof

    It is a magical place, a part of the canyon north of where the Ai-Ais trail enters and a gateway to a very exclusive part of the Fish River Canyon. Read more…

  19. Dreams of riches returned to dust

    Dreams of riches returned to dust

    It all started in 1908 when Zacharias Lewala was shovelling sand from a railway line near Lüderitz and happened on a dull but intriguing stone with an inherent sparkle. As requested, he gave the stone to the railway inspector, August Stauch. It was indeed a diamond, and the rest, as they say, is history. Today most of these sites stand as ghost towns, bearing testimony to a world where dreams of riches, briefly fulfilled, had returned to dust. Read more…

  20. Many Marvels of Namibia - The Photographers

    Many Marvels of Namibia - The Photographers

    In a country like Namibia, those with an eye that loves peering through the viewfinder, and fingers itching to push the shutter button, live with that wandering spirit. Read more…

  21. The Hartmann’s Valley

    The Hartmann’s Valley

    From a distance it could be mistaken for a historical site made out of an outline of a circle, shaped by sparsely formed domed huts but as you get closer - cattle graze in the background, and a small cluster of women and children rest in the shade against one of the huts. Read more…

  22. Auas Safari Lodge

    Auas Safari Lodge

    The lodge is located just a stone’s throw away from the capital city, the 10 000 hectare reserve is home to a wide variety of game and bird species and a wonderful bush experience on the city’s doorstep. Read more…

  23. Ancient Mesosaurus Fossils

    Ancient Mesosaurus Fossils

    Located 40km from Keetmanshoop on an arrow-shaped hill and a mountain dotted with broccoli-shaped quiver trees, you can enjoy a short tour to view the ancient Mesosaurus fossils. Read more…

  24. Kaokoland - The Lone Men

    Kaokoland - The Lone Men

    Who made these stone figures and why?  Rumour has it these were once men whose love for the land was so great that they transformed into stones. Read more…

  25. Africa Bites by Lloyd Camp

    Africa Bites by Lloyd Camp

    A book of joy found in three concurrent parts – the natural world, the people who live and work in these wild places, and the people who travel to share them if only for a brief time. Read more…

  26. A wilderness waiting to be explored – Western Etosha

    A wilderness waiting to be explored – Western Etosha

    Like a blank space on the map, Western Etosha is one of the country’s best-kept secrets. It is the complete opposite to eastern Etosha, which is the animal claimed kingdom.  Read more…

  27. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

    The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

    The area is characterised by vegetated red sand dunes and camelthorn trees adorned with sociable-weaver nests - indeed a safe haven in the arid environment for a plethora of wildlife. Read more…

  28. North-west of Namibia

    North-west of Namibia

    This world is old, very old and you are a mere visitor, a temporary presence caught in an ancient rhythm. Read more…

  29. Namibian Waters’ Big Five

    Namibian Waters’ Big Five

    The Lagoon Five include some popular and rare treats to feast your eyes on, but are none the less spectacular water animals. Read more…

  30. Biking in the southwest coast’s magical places

    Biking in the southwest coast’s magical places

    Fat biking is the most ecological way to explore, and also a Physics 101 disguised as magic because the wide tread of the tyre allows you to glide effortlessly over the sand. Read more…

  31. Catch a fish in the Zambezi River - Cymot Ultimate Adventure

    Catch a fish in the Zambezi River - Cymot Ultimate Adventure

    Some adventures are born from mere boredom, and that is what led Karin to catching her first prize – a 6kg tiger fish – and later develop an obsession for tiger fishing. Read more…

  32. The Flamingo Species

    The Flamingo Species

    Two species of flamingos inhabit Walvis Bay’s wetlands every single year– without a closer look one might be deceived into believing they are all pink alike flamingos but there are greater and lesser flamingos. Read more…

  33. The New JoJo’s Music and Arts Café

    The New JoJo’s Music and Arts Café

    It has been a favourite among young creatives in Namibia for the last year, and now it has a new flavour - get your arty fix as you go on this mad-science-creative-twist-culinary-adventure! Read more…

  34. Drum Café - Windhoek

    Drum Café - Windhoek

    Drumming is something everyone, and every culture can relate to. - Warren Lieberman, founder of Drum Café Read more…

  35. Quietude – Gobabeb

    Quietude – Gobabeb

    The Desert Research & Training Centre recently opened up to all and anyone who wished to explore its silent shores and visit the three surrounding ecosystems: the endless grey gravel plains; the predominantly dry Kuiseb River; and the Namib Sand Sea with its soft red flowing dunes. Read more…

  36. Spring Time

    Spring Time

    A lively season that officially starting on the first Sunday of September as most of the country change the clock to -GMT +2 re-joining the Caprivi region on the same clock time. Read more…

  37. Autumn – Change to Winter time

    Autumn – Change to Winter time

    Among changes in nature, on the first Sunday of April every year, as autumn start so is the winter time –GMT +1, which gives most of the country more daylight earlier in the morning and less light at the end of the day apart from the Caprivi region that remains on GMT +2 all year round. Read more…

  38. Namibian Winter

    Namibian Winter

    It is such a unique season that you might experience all seasons’ weather in one day depending on where you find yourself at - if it’s not cold and misty, you might experience strong and sunny weather at the coast, or maybe rain and snow if you are down south.  Read more…

  39. Summer in Namibia

    Summer in Namibia

    The country is well known for its dry desert and the rainy season is a feature of great excitement for the country’s people, plants and animals. The rain starts falling around November and if we’re lucky, it lasts all the way till April. Read more…

  40. Fishing on Namibia’s Coast

    Fishing on Namibia’s Coast

    With a shoreline of 1572 km, thousands of angels annually descend on the coast, either for angling competitions or just for the love of fishing – it is indeed a fisherman’s paradise. Read more…

  41. Craft Markets in Namibia

    Craft Markets in Namibia

    As you travel within the borders of the country, keep an eye out for the craft markets in every town or city. If you plan your trip well, you will get the benefit of monthly or annual markets that are rich in culture and traditions of the local people. Read more…

  42. Conservation in Namibia

    Conservation in Namibia

    Get yourself a copy of anyone of these three magazines on conservation in Namibia. Read more…

  43. 4x4 Trails in Namibia’s Wildness

    4x4 Trails in Namibia’s Wildness

    Regardless of your 4x4 driving skills level and interest, there is a trail just for you. Take your time on the trail and take it all in. Read more…

  44. New on the Shelf – “Life on the Table”

    New on the Shelf – “Life on the Table”

    A book capturing Stories from my Namibian Kitchen by Antoinette De Chavonnes Vrugt. Read more…

  45. The Strand Hotel Swakopmund

    The Strand Hotel Swakopmund

    This newly opened 4-star Hotel situated at the Mole, boasts an impressive 125 rooms, conference facilities and three full service, state of the art restaurants (an Ocean Cellar, a Farm House Deli and a Brewer & Butcher). Read more…

  46. Green Shopping

    Green Shopping

    Reduce, reuse and recycle by purchasing unique hand-carved unisex bracelets from PVC pipes, newspaper bracelets, or greeting cards made from cans, and go green with !Nara Hand & Body Cream and Makalani palm necklaces. Read more…

  47. A Map Published for New Visitors

    A Map Published for New Visitors

    The Namibia Road Map is a 28 page brochure featuring detailed routes and accommodation options, including in Windhoek and Swakopmund. Read more…

  48. Spring in Namibia

    Spring in Namibia

    It might not be so obvious in Namibia, but spring is about fresh growth and new beginnings in nature - start living green.   Read more…

  49. Okavango River Basin

    Okavango River Basin

    The tourism industry needs to do everything it can to support tourism development around the Okavango River Basin as over 70 wetland bird species depends on the annual floods. Read more…

  50. Waterberg National Park

    Waterberg National Park

    The Waterberg Plateau is unique in terms of the variation in the vegetation and geological makeup, it’s a green utopia above the surrounding plains. Read more…

  51. Hohenstein Lodge

    Hohenstein Lodge

    Hohenstein represents the impressive western edge of the Erongo Mountain range.  Read more…

  52. Okonjima

    Okonjima

    The home of the AfricCat Foundation, situated 10km off the B1 road close to Otjiwarongo.  Read more…

  53.  Popa Falls Lodge

    Popa Falls Lodge

    The ideal destination from which to explore the Bwabwata National Park, comprised of the former Caprivi, Kwando, Buffalo and Mahango core areas.  Read more…

  54. Ameib Guest Farm

    Ameib Guest Farm

    The guest farm is situated at the foot of the southern crater rim, against a magnificent backdrop of sheer granite outcrops of the Erongo Mountain.  Read more…

  55. The Blue Crane in Namibia

    The Blue Crane in Namibia

    Only a single chick hatched this year (2015), which does not help the decline of the Blue Cranes population in the country.  Read more…

  56. Ai Aiba Lodge

    Ai Aiba Lodge

    Situated between Usakos and Omaruru, the Lodge offers a unique luxurious African experience with twenty thatched-roof twin bedrooms.  Read more…

  57. Namibians and Meat

    Namibians and Meat

    Where there is smoke, there is a braai.  Read more…

  58. The Descendants of the Khoekhoe

    The Descendants of the Khoekhoe

    The Nama - whose ancestors originally lived north and south of the Orange River - are the true descendants of the Khokhoe. Read more…

  59. Desert Fairy Trails

    Desert Fairy Trails

    The bizarre patches of circular bare ground dotting desert grasslands have probably elicited wider speculation than any other natural phenomenon in Namibia.  Read more…

  60. Camping in Namibia

    Camping in Namibia

    With the vastness of this country, you would almost miss the whole point if you do not spend at least one night zipped up in canvas under Namibia stars; and the delight of being awakened by the cry of the guinea fowl, or unzipping your tent to a pink-tinged skies.  Read more…

  61. Mahango Game Park

    Mahango Game Park

    Like a Disney World for nature lovers, Mahango Game Park plays host to all our favourite characters. Read more…

  62. The Only City in Namibia

    The Only City in Namibia

    Windhoek is a city with some of the cleanest streets on the planet and a ‘continental atmosphere’ with all the amenities as any other modern city, plus a few extras. Read more…

  63. Casa Blanca

    Casa Blanca

    This boutique pension hotel provides a relaxed accommodation for business travelers and tourist within its Spanish-style architecture and tranquil garden.  Read more…

  64. Teufelskrallen Tented Lodge

    Teufelskrallen Tented Lodge

    The lodge offers visitors a panoramic vista across the endless plains and stretches of typical Kalahari dunes. Read more…

  65. Pension Etambi

    Pension Etambi

    Situated in a quiet residential area in the capital city, a five minutes’ drive to the Windhoek CBD and two minutes’ walk to a shopping mall.  Read more…

  66. Okapuka Ranch

    Okapuka Ranch

    The Ranch, suited just an arm’s length from the city of Windhoek, has 29 rooms available and offers a variety of activities including game viewing, mountain drives, hiking, and sunset drives.   Read more…

  67. Birding in the Etosha National Park

    Birding in the Etosha National Park

    “…I came to the conclusion that this really is one of our country’s top birding destinations, comparable to any of the best game parks in Africa…”  Read more…

  68. Hakos Guest Farm - Namib Naukluft

    Hakos Guest Farm - Namib Naukluft

    Enjoy a guided introduction to the night sky and find untouched nature on the farm.  Read more…

  69. Otjimbondona Lodge

    Otjimbondona Lodge

    The Slaneys’ knowledge of what visitors want, their love for the land and warm Namibian hospitality create the ambiance of the lodge.  Read more…

  70. World Heritage Sites

    World Heritage Sites

    Namibia has two World Heritage Sites: the Namib Sand Sea and Twyfelfontein.  Read more…

  71. Eningu Clayhouse Lodge

    Eningu Clayhouse Lodge

    In the Kalahari is a lodge imbued with warmth, handcraft and art that provide a creative view from a place of style and beauty.  Read more…

  72. Chasing Rain with Paul van Schalkwyk

    Chasing Rain with Paul van Schalkwyk

    In Photographing, I hope to communicate the need for appreciation and protection.  Read more…

  73. Olive Exclusive in Windhoek

    Olive Exclusive in Windhoek

    It is always best to start the Namibian adventure from the Capital City before touching base with the wild. Olive Exclusive happens to understand the sense of nature intermingled with a luxurious individual touch.  Read more…

  74. Direct Flights between Walvis Bay & SA

    Direct Flights between Walvis Bay & SA

    The deal is signed and launched now available to clients are return flights between Walvis Bay and Johannesburg as well between Walvis Bay and Cape Town.  Read more…

  75. Desert Cucurbit: !nara

    Desert Cucurbit: !nara

    This indigenous plant, formidable appearance belies the fact that it plays a vital supporting role to other organisms in the desert ecosystem and is both a keystone ecological and a keystone cultural species.  Read more…

  76. African Wild Dogs

    African Wild Dogs

    This iconic species is highly respected and loved for their unique approach to parenthood and survival. Read more…

  77. The Marula Fruits in Namibia

    The Marula Fruits in Namibia

    These fruits are used for many things by the local people among which is making a Marula wine, locally known as omagongo. Read more…

  78. Rare & Endangered Species Trust

    Rare & Endangered Species Trust

    Vultures are nature’s clean-up crew and REST is hands on doing work to conserve this rare Namibian animals.  Read more…

  79. Scots Runners & the Namib Desert

    Scots Runners & the Namib Desert

    “The Namib Desert is, hands down, both the most spectacular and gruelling place I’ve run in.” Read more…

  80. Namibia: Etosha National Park

    Namibia: Etosha National Park

    It is your best option for a wide variety of wildlife sightings.  Read more…

  81. Namib Naukluft Safari

    Namib Naukluft Safari

    A horseback safari truly is the best way to get up close and personal with nature.  Read more…

  82. The Waterberg Plateau

    The Waterberg Plateau

    The hiking experience – with or without a park ranger – includes nine different trails set out along the base of the plateau.  Read more…

  83. Off-Road Adventures

    Off-Road Adventures

    Namibia is a 4x4 off-roader’s greatest challenge and most epic quest, with versatile and rugged landscapes, sand dunes, slip-sliding tracks and uninhabited expanses.  Read more…

  84. The Namib Vultures' New Record

    The Namib Vultures' New Record

    Namibia's Lappet-faced vultures this year raised 100 chicks in the Namib-Naukluft Park.  Read more…

  85. Creative Crafting

    Creative Crafting

    Namibians are known for their creativity when it comes to finding means to make a living, and the local crafters are no exception. Read more…

  86. History and the Hadeda

    History and the Hadeda

    The Hadeda and its intriguing breeding behaviour recently made history as it was only the fifth time the bird has been caught nesting in Namibia. Read more…

  87. Namibia Tops the Charts, Again

    Namibia Tops the Charts, Again

    Namibia has been named the fastest growing tourism industry in the world, topping some of the most prestigious travel charts, and for good reason... Read more…

  88. Rock Climbing Adventure

    Rock Climbing Adventure

    In Namibia, climbing routes are rated in accordance with the Ewbank system and the sport is becoming increasingly popular.  Read more…

  89. Namibian Ramsar Sites – Sandwich Harbour

    Namibian Ramsar Sites – Sandwich Harbour

    Namibia has identified five Ramsar sites, including Sandwich Harbour, which is more a lagoon than a harbour.  Read more…

  90. The New Naukluft Campsite

    The New Naukluft Campsite

    The Campsite has received a multi-million dollar makeover; including new accommodation and facilities for a true outdoors experience.  Read more…

  91. Swakop River

    Swakop River

    Days when the mist hangs over Swakpmund like a heavy theatrical curtain, find the B2 road leading to an escape for sunshine at the ephemeral Swakop River.  Read more…

  92. Cape Cross

    Cape Cross

    A mixed cocktail of desert and sea with a Seal Reserve and a history detailed on the walls of the small museum cum curio shop at Cape Cross Lodge. Read more…

  93. Tree Lovers Tips for Namibia

    Tree Lovers Tips for Namibia

    Fortunately most Namibian trees and shrubs are well adapted to our irregular rainfall.  Read more…

  94. A Child's Swakopmund Adventure

    A Child's Swakopmund Adventure

    The days are filled with fascinating excitement and happenings, ice cream and aquariums, beads and bangles, snakes and skulls.   Read more…

  95. The Desert Knights Tours

    The Desert Knights Tours

    There’s something to be said for these knights on their iron-framed horses who brave the elements and the unforgiving Namibian desert landscapes… Read more…

  96. Walvis Bay Town Attractions

    Walvis Bay Town Attractions

    The animal coastal town has many attractions among which are the Kayaking Tour with the seals. Read more…

  97. The Skeleton Coast Adventures

    The Skeleton Coast Adventures

    You have two options for a real adventure: either you embrace the ocean to surf, or the sand to sand board. Read more…

  98. The Walvis Bay Lagoon Birding

    The Walvis Bay Lagoon Birding

    There are some interesting birds that will entertain the hardcore birder. Summertime enhance the bird count. Read more…

  99. Emerald Green Lakes

    Emerald Green Lakes

    Otjikoto and Guines are bottomless lakes originating from gradual long-lasting erosion of an originally even thicker mass of dolomite or limestone. Read more…

  100. Kalizo Fishing Camp

    Kalizo Fishing Camp

    Kalizo located on the eastern Zambezi Region just 38km east of Katima Mulilo is well known for its fishing and birding adventures. Read more…

  101. Swakopmund Arts & Craft Centre

    Swakopmund Arts & Craft Centre

    Serves as a sales hub for arts and craft products from Community Skills Development Centres (COSDECs) countrywide. Read more…

  102. Desert Secrets

    Desert Secrets

    God's love manifested in molecules. Read more…

  103. Otjitotongwe Cheetah Farm

    Otjitotongwe Cheetah Farm

    They catch trouble-making cheetahs and introduce them to their new home on the safe, 700 hectare fenced farm. Read more…

  104. Olifantsrus Camp

    Olifantsrus Camp

    A historical site in Etosha National Park consisting of 10 camp sites that can host up to a group of 8 people per site. Read more…

  105. Wetland Wildlife Zambezi Region

    Wetland Wildlife Zambezi Region

    Somebody once told me that the true Africa only starts when you reach the Zambezi region. Read more…

  106. Indigenous Plants: Devils Claw

    Indigenous Plants: Devils Claw

    Unless we address issues around poverty, we will never manage to look after the environment effectively. Read more…

  107. Giraffe Mystery

    Giraffe Mystery

    Currently one species, the Giraffa camelopardalis and nine subspecies are recognized. Read more…

  108. Routes into Namibia's Heartland

    Routes into Namibia's Heartland

    Follow the gravel roads leading you away from towns and cities into the unknown interior and far extremities of the country, go the northern reaches of Namibia. Read more…

  109. The Stamp Artist: Anja Denker

    The Stamp Artist: Anja Denker

    Anja combines her drawing skills and her new-found passion wildlife photography. Read more…

  110. Sunbird Species in Namibia

    Sunbird Species in Namibia

    "Some people are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them." Shakespeare Read more…

  111. Spring at Halali

    Spring at Halali

    You will know its spring when your eyes meet the yellow balls of the Acacia nebrownii. Read more…

  112. Namibia: Land of Extremes

    Namibia: Land of Extremes

    The rivers transects some of the most spectacular; the extreme contrast of rock, barren plains and riparian forest defining the harshness, subtlety and blatant brutality of the Namib Desert. Read more…

  113. The Mangetti National Park Officially Opened

    The Mangetti National Park Officially Opened

    The park features several special features and is home to a thriving collection of wildlife Read more…

  114. Namibia's Vulture Species in a Crisis

    Namibia's Vulture Species in a Crisis

    Two of the six species affiliated with Namibia are suspected to be extinct here. Read more…

  115. Dr. Fennessy, the 1st Executive Director of GCF

    Dr. Fennessy, the 1st Executive Director of GCF

    The 40% drop in the giraffe population during the last 15 years is an eye opener for us to save them before they disappear. Read more…

  116. Swakopmund Hotel Opening in 2015

    Swakopmund Hotel Opening in 2015

    It will be bright, fresh, trendy and will perfectly fit the urban image of the coastal town. Read more…

  117. Zambezi River Simon, the Nomadic Writer

    Zambezi River Simon, the Nomadic Writer

    The local people are not limited by the dangers of hippos and crocodiles. Read more…

  118. Pack Safaris

    Pack Safaris

    A Namibian Eco-friendly tour operator operating throughout Namibia and several Southern African countries.  Read more…

  119. The Namibia Indigenous Plant Book

    The Namibia Indigenous Plant Book

    For the first time, a book that takes an in-depth look at some of the indigenous natural plant species in Namibia.  Read more…

  120. Namibia Craft Sector

    Namibia Craft Sector

    The craft sector is rich with fabulous goodies; from jewellery to own style wear, from crochet dolls to classic Herero-women dolls and not to forget coffee sets and ceramics sold at the Joy of Food.   Read more…

  121. Newly Upgraded Lüderitz Nest Hotel

    Newly Upgraded Lüderitz Nest Hotel

    The extensive renovation, innovation and new services were inspired by guest satisfaction, hence their feedback was the key player. Read more…

  122. Bwabwata-Okavango a new Ramsar Site

    Bwabwata-Okavango a new Ramsar Site

    Major portions of the Bwabwata National Park are included in the new Ramsar site. Read more…

  123. The Magnificent Namib Desert

    The Magnificent Namib Desert

    And 'Yes', there is such a thing as a Living desert. Read more…

  124. 17 Years a Dream

    17 Years a Dream

    A dream became a mission for Thomas Blomme: to see the Namib's orange dunes.  Read more…

  125. The Nomad & Animal Adventure - Kolmanskop Ghost Town

    The Nomad & Animal Adventure - Kolmanskop Ghost Town

    Sand got hold of the town, slowly creating both an ancient ghost town and a tourist attraction.  Read more…

  126. Mabaruli African Safaris: a Designed Holiday

    Mabaruli African Safaris: a Designed Holiday

    A tailor-made well designed holiday tour for your maximum enjoyment in Namibia and Southern Africa.  Read more…

  127. Living in the Namib: Wild Horses

    Living in the Namib: Wild Horses

    They embody the rugged and wild spirit of Namibia. Read more…

  128. A Cup of Coffee Culture

    A Cup of Coffee Culture

    Slowtown Coffee Roasters' dream is to slow life down and focus on the things that matter. Read more…

  129. Rare Namibian Delicacy

    Rare Namibian Delicacy

    Namibia is a breathtaking landscape with abundant wildlife but never neglect to indulge in the unique eating experience of the land.  Read more…

  130. Onkoshi Camp a 24-Hour Adventure

    Onkoshi Camp a 24-Hour Adventure

    Onkoshi Camp affords guests a 24-hour a day experience of the Etosha National Park; birds call in the bush behind you, and a gemsbok is a dot on the pan. Read more…

  131. The Real Cinderella Birding

    The Real Cinderella Birding

    Namibia can give you an option as choosing one destination for birding, such as the Kavango River Lodge.    Read more…

  132. The New Duwisib Castle

    The New Duwisib Castle

    Since 1 August 2014 after a successful refurbishment, Guests are welcome at the Duwisib Castle.  Read more…

  133. Etosha's Big Cats in Winter

    Etosha's Big Cats in Winter

    They are not just iconic species, symbolic of Africa's pride but their existence is crucial for the ecosystems, thus Namibia still strives to keep them in their natural environment such as Etosha National Park.  Read more…

  134. Newly Open - Kanaan Naankuse Desert Retreat

    Newly Open - Kanaan Naankuse Desert Retreat

    It is not just 33,000 hectares of some of Namibia’s most majestic landscape and wildlife, but with that you get to indulge in homey dishes and wine proudly produced in Namibia.  Read more…

  135. Simon - A Nomadic Writer Explores the Namib

    Simon - A Nomadic Writer Explores the Namib

    Among many other  magnificent creatures found in the Namib Desert are the Little 5 of Africa, to name one - the 'Dancing White Lady Spider'.  Read more…

  136. Mark Dumbleton's Inspiring Photography of Namibia

    Mark Dumbleton's Inspiring Photography of Namibia

    Mark Dumbleton's Photography is impeccable, proving it true that a picture is worth a thousand words, and even more.  Read more…

  137. TASA Annual AGM held in June 2014

    TASA Annual AGM held in June 2014

    The Tour and Safari Association of Namibia (TASA) nominated and voted in board-members during the AGM held at Kalahari Sands in June 2014. Read more…

  138. 16th Annual Cheetah Gala

    16th Annual Cheetah Gala

    The annual cheetah gala celebrates the speed and the elegance of the magnificent cheetah. Read more…

  139. New species discovered in Namibia

    New species discovered in Namibia

    Is it a mouse? Is it an elephant? Maybe a little bit of both.  Read more…

  140. Oldest Reef Uncovered in Namibia

    Oldest Reef Uncovered in Namibia

    The astonishing discovery known as  Cloudina was made in Namibia this year, and has scientists abuzz globally.  Read more…

  141. Namibia Int. Airport comes out Tops

    Namibia Int. Airport comes out Tops

    The Hosea Kutako Airport has reaped recognition as one of Africa's best airports  Read more…

  142. Winter - Ideal for Photographers

    Winter - Ideal for Photographers

    Clear blue skies, crisp air, winter is a perfect time for taking photographs of beautiful Namibia.  Read more…

  143. Winter in Namibia

    Winter in Namibia

    Winter is a great time to experience Namibia's immense wildlife riches. So put on a jersey and get out there. Read more…

  144. Rhino Tracking Suspended at Uukwaluudhi Lodge

    Rhino Tracking Suspended at Uukwaluudhi Lodge

    Due to poaching a decision has been made together with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to move all Black Rhinos currently on the Uukwaluudhi reserve to a safe haven for an unspecified time. Read more…

  145. US Professors Explore Namibia through the Lens

    US Professors Explore Namibia through the Lens

    For Dennis and Sue, their long-awaited (and meticulously planned) trip to Namibia resulted in an experience of a lifetime, asclearly witnessed through their photographs. Read this Q&A with Dennis and see the beauty they managed to capture. Read more…

  146. First Ever World Giraffe Day a Huge Success

    First Ever World Giraffe Day a Huge Success

    It is time to stick out our necks to save the African giraffe from extinction and as such, the first ever World Giraffe Day was held in June 2014. Read more…

  147. SA changes cross border child procedures

    SA changes cross border child procedures

    In order to curb increased child trafficking, the South African government has taken steps to amendcross border regulations when it comes to travelling with children Read more…

  148. O&L Takes a Stance on the Environment

    O&L Takes a Stance on the Environment

    As citizens of the world, each of us is responsible for the health of our planet.In line with this, O&L organised several initiatives to focus on the environment in June. Read more…

  149. Three New Self-drive Routes Mapped out in Namibia

    Three New Self-drive Routes Mapped out in Namibia

    In an effort to promote the lesser known, but equally attractive parts of Namibia, three brand-new self drive routes were launched in June. Read more…

  150. Namibian Tourism Expo a Roaring Success

    Namibian Tourism Expo a Roaring Success

    Ferraris, food, wine and beer, decorations and many, many stories made this year's Tourism Expo the most successful one yet. Read more…

  151. Namibia Orange River - A Diamond in the Rough

    Namibia Orange River - A Diamond in the Rough

    Very few people know the wonders of the border river in the south. Read more…

  152. A Namibian Photographer Gets Up Close and Personal

    A Namibian Photographer Gets Up Close and Personal

    Anja Denker has traveled broadly across her beloved Namibia, and has captured some amazing images. Read more…

  153. The Queen of the Lions dies

    The Queen of the Lions dies

    She played a pivotal role int he repopulation of lions in Namibia's north-western deserts. Read more…

  154. Free Wi-Fi at Expo for All

    Free Wi-Fi at Expo for All

    Clever partnership between the Namibia Tourism Expo and Paratus Telecommunications will provide visitors and exhibitors with free connectivity throughout the Expo (4 to 7 June).  Read more…

  155. A Parrot's Story

    A Parrot's Story

    Pompie Burger, one of Namibia'is most renowned (and funniest) birders and writers, talks about the Meyer's parrot. Read more…

  156. The Devil's in the Hard Work

    The Devil's in the Hard Work

    The famed devil's claw's roots provide much needed income for rural communities in Namibia. A researcherspends a few days with harvesters, and realises it's back breaking work. Read more…

  157. Birding Hotspot at the Okavango

    Birding Hotspot at the Okavango

    Our Resident Birding Expert Pompie Tells us his Best Birding SecretsIf he could, he would never leave. As it is, you can't. This special place always stays with you. Read more…

  158. Perfect Tips for A Namibian Holiday with Kids

    Perfect Tips for A Namibian Holiday with Kids

    Bring the Kids and Enjoy a Carefree Time with these nifty tips and tricks Read more…

  159. Did you know: Namibia is a producer of Salt

    Did you know: Namibia is a producer of Salt

    Learn more of Namibia's Salty Side Read more…

  160. A Caprivian Cultural Gem

    A Caprivian Cultural Gem

    Don't miss a stop-over at the newly launched Namushasha Heritage Centre Read more…

  161. A Celestial Discovery Spotted from Namibia

    A Celestial Discovery Spotted from Namibia

    A much talked about Celestial discovery can be seen from Namibia Read more…

  162. A portrait of Namibia and Namibians

    A portrait of Namibia and Namibians

    French pro-photographer Eric Lafforgue is fascinated with Namibian culture and his up close portraits is focusingthe spotlight on the weird and wonderful side of Namibia's unique face.  Read more…

  163. Etosha - A day after the Rains

    Etosha - A day after the Rains

    Nature and photography enthusiast Annabelle Venter recently captured the magic that happens just after the rains. Read more…

  164. Batty about Vultures & Pangolins and other Creatures

    Batty about Vultures & Pangolins and other Creatures

    Meet one of Namibia's foremost surrogate mom's ... to creatures as varied as pangolin's, vultures, owls and bats. Read more…

  165. Aiming for the Sky

    Aiming for the Sky

    Namibia will not rest on it's laurels. Discover what lies ahead as the country places itself firmly in the minds of the world. Read more…

  166. Namibian rock art

    Namibian rock art

    Trace back human history by visiting these rock'n roll places in Namibia. Read more…

  167. Waterberg Plateau Park - All you need to know

    Waterberg Plateau Park - All you need to know

    A large plateau in the middle of flat country, populated by some of Namibia's most iconic plant and animal species. Read more…

  168. Hiking the Fish River Canyon

    Hiking the Fish River Canyon

    Strap on your boots and hike the second largest canyon in the world Read more…

  169. Galloping through Namibia

    Galloping through Namibia

    Create a once in a lifetime experience, by saddling up and galloping across Namibia on horseback. Read more…

  170. Namibia's Big Five

    Namibia's Big Five

    Breathtaking and Magnificent. Read more…

  171. Tourism and Conservation claims international recognition for Namibia

    Tourism and Conservation claims international recognition for Namibia

    Two events focused on tourism and conservation in Namibia last year drew the international spotlight - and has placed Namibia solidly as one of the top tourism, conservation and environmental success stories globally.  Read more…

  172. A black & white portrait of Namibia

    A black & white portrait of Namibia

    An Italian photographer casts his lens on Namibia - and captures its remarkable uniqueness. Read more…

  173. Air Namibia partners with Lufthansa

    Air Namibia partners with Lufthansa

    Air Namibia broadens its offering by partnering with European airliner Lufthansa. Read more…

  174. In the tracks of the illusive Waterbuck

    In the tracks of the illusive Waterbuck

    Repopulating traditional habitats with rare and illusive species in Namibia. Read more…

  175. NamibRand and Ohorongo Cement shake hands

    NamibRand and Ohorongo Cement shake hands

    Commerce and Conservation joined forces when the NamibRand Nature Reserve received a generous donation of cement from Ohorongo Cement. Read more…

  176. Explore and enjoy the Namib and Sossusvlei

    Explore and enjoy the Namib and Sossusvlei

    Five things not to miss when you visit this iconic region of Namibia Read more…

  177. Maps, Tips and All you need to Know about the Namib Naukluft Park

    Maps, Tips and All you need to Know about the Namib Naukluft Park

    Savour the enormity, drama and grandeur of the Namib-Nau­kluft Park, Namibia’s largest conservation area. With mountains, sand seas and riverbeds to explore, there is something for every adventurous spirit. Read more…

  178. Etosha at Night

    Etosha at Night

    Put on your night goggles and prepare to discover the dark side of the park.  Read more…

  179. The Return of the Lion

    The Return of the Lion

    Dr Flip Stander, founder of the Kunene Lion Project, explores the return of the king of the desert. Read more…

  180. The Namib-Naukluft Park

    The Namib-Naukluft Park

    Namibia's largest National Park - home to one of the toughest walking trails in Africa, the highest dunes in the world, endemic geckoes, hidden caves. Vast, remote and nearly unconquered. Read more on Travel News Namibia. Read more…

  181. One of the last untouched spots

    One of the last untouched spots

    The Skeleton Coast Park is one of the last untouched places in earth. Like the Antarctic and Arctic, the Skeleton Coast of Namibia affords the last opportunity for humanity to preserve its heritage, and give us glimpses of a world untouched by human hands. Read more…

  182. Namibia in Black & White

    Namibia in Black & White

    Namibia's stark contrasts are vividly captured through the lens of photographer Christopher Rimmer. Read more…

  183. Adventure in Namibia: The Tiger

    Adventure in Namibia: The Tiger

    Rarely do you get the chance to hook the mighty Tiger fish. Come to Namibia, and see if you can be so brave, and so lucky. Read more…

  184. A Q&A with a Namibian Birder

    A Q&A with a Namibian Birder

    Sean Braine became fascinated with Namibian birds and landscapes at an early age. And then he was handed down a second hand camera by his dad, himself a renowned birder and photographer, and he has never looked back. Read more…

  185. Birding & Safaris in one fell swoop

    Birding & Safaris in one fell swoop

    Combining on-foot birding tours and custom made safaris and city tours, visit the Namibia Craft Centre where you will find Tom Breckwoldt, the birding enthusiast who owns Birding & Nature Trails, and Alexandra Sacharow, owner and guide of Red Earth Safaris, jointly own the stall. Read more…

  186. Naankuse launches new range of Wines

    Naankuse launches new range of Wines

    Naankuse's wine entrprise, Neuras, launched their first Neuras productions, a Neuras Shiraz and Namib Red which is a Shiraz Merlot blend, last week.  Read more…

  187. Impressive thunder and lightning storm suprises in the South

    Impressive thunder and lightning storm suprises in the South

    Lüderitz Buchters were surprised and slightly taken aback by an amazing display of thunder and lightning last week. The next day, the Buchters described a refreshing scene, despite some mud slides here and there.  Read more…

  188. Birding Hotspots in Namibia: Avis Dam

    Birding Hotspots in Namibia: Avis Dam

    A bird's paradise just around the corner from Windhoek.  Read more…

  189. New Airline sets sights on Namibia

    New Airline sets sights on Namibia

    As of November 2014, the German airline Condor will conduct twice weekly long-haul flights from Frankfurt to Windhoek and return. Read more…

  190. Annual Flower feast in the south of Namibia

    Annual Flower feast in the south of Namibia

    The rains have to be just right, not too much, and not too little. And they only grow in this one, single spot of Namibia. This is a flower show not to be missed. Read more…

  191. Lüderitz Speed Challenge the fastest act in town

    Lüderitz Speed Challenge the fastest act in town

    Watch two amazing videos depicting the fun, the history, the glory, the hard work that goesinto Namibia's annual Speed Challenge - which is attracting some of the world's fastest sailors. Read more…

  192. Namibia - Voted Nr 1 by Wanderlust Readers in 2014

    Namibia - Voted Nr 1 by Wanderlust Readers in 2014

    For the third time, Namibia tops the list of Wanderlust Readers most satisfying destination to travel to. We are not surprised. Namibia has been increasingly recognised as the world's best wildlife recoverystory ever told, and is home to the largest population of free roaming cheetah and black rhino globally.  Read more…

  193. Kaokoland - a land of wonder unblemished by man

    Kaokoland - a land of wonder unblemished by man

    Kaokoland has it all - dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife and cultural traditions that remain unchanged for millenia.  Read more…

  194. Top Honours for Terra Nova Namibia

    Top Honours for Terra Nova Namibia

    The incentive operator grabbed a top spot in the world of incentive programmes, when their commitment to incorporate and uplift local Namibians into their group tours was recognised.  Read more…

  195. Caving in Namibia

    Caving in Namibia

    It's not only above ground that you will be fascinated by Namibia. Prepared to duck your headand go down, down? Then don't miss this adventure.  Read more…

  196. Have three day? Will travel? Perfect!

    Have three day? Will travel? Perfect!

    Don't dispair if you have only a few days in Namibia. Radiating from the capital of Windhoek thereare four delightful options you can follow to experience some Namibian soul. Read more…

  197. A Pelican wonder in Etosha

    A Pelican wonder in Etosha

    A unique, once in a lifetime story looking at the miracle that happened when the dry and dusty Etosha Pan is turned into a breeding haven for thousands of Pelicans.  Read more…

  198. The Namib Desert : Did you know?

    The Namib Desert : Did you know?

    Journey through one of the oldest deserts in the world and discover the richness of life.  Read more…

  199. Off the beaten track

    Off the beaten track

    He thinks that Namibia could be his most faveroute destination ever - and so he decided to delve a little deeper and hit the less travelled paths of the country. Read here what Christopher Clark discovered. Read more…

  200. Let their hands do the talking

    Let their hands do the talking

    Oasa Taradi trust consists of a number of Namibian women creating beautiful, hand-made embroidery and needle work. Read more on how this work is uplifting a group of Namibian women.  Read more…

  201. A stop-over like no other

    A stop-over like no other

    Don't miss out on meeting Oom Kosie and Tannie Lily Mouton at their Garies Restcampon your way to Sossusvlei. Stories, ancient rock engravings and much more await you.  Read more…

  202. Crafts, coffee & cakes

    Crafts, coffee & cakes

    Need a rest after a hard day of shopping at the Namibia Craft Centre? Then the Craft Café is the perfect pit stop, where you can relax and warm up for the next round of shopping Read more…

  203. Green travel

    Green travel

    Love travelling and exploring Namibia? Love plants? Then why not combine these things and do a tree trip through Namibia with advice from an expert.  Read more…

  204. Mix it up with culture

    Mix it up with culture

    A country has more to offer than its wildlife and landscapes. Meet the people and get to know the real heart of Namibia. Read this tips on how to do just that.  Read more…

  205. Hot tips for summer photography

    Hot tips for summer photography

    Our resident photographic expert shares her tips and tricks on capturing Namibia's beauty at its best. So grab your gear and point that lens. Read more…

  206. Summer is here - the rain is coming!

    Summer is here - the rain is coming!

    Want to know what grows and plays and happens in Namibia during summer? Where to shop and how to be safe? A handy list of all you need to make your summer the best yet.  Read more…

  207. Top 10 things to do at the coast

    Top 10 things to do at the coast

    There is never, ever a reason to be bored at the coast. So if you have had enough of the sun and sea, grab this list and have a ball.  Read more…

  208. Tips for travellers at the coast

    Tips for travellers at the coast

    Get some great advice from cultural tour expert Heinrich Hafeni, who gives the lowdown on the best ways to experience an all round day in the township.  Read more…

  209. Technology & rhinos – innovative ways to fight poaching

    Technology & rhinos – innovative ways to fight poaching

    When geeks and conservationists merge to fight poaching, you know their solutions will be striking. Namibia was chosen as the first country to benefit from a Google funding programme - as a result state of the art technology is taking the fight against wildlife crime to new levels.  Read more…

  210. 10 Things To Do at The Coast

    10 Things To Do at The Coast

    Ten things to do at the coast with your family this year. Apart from sun, sand and the cool ocean, the coast offers a variety of family activities to jump start that holiday feeling. Read more…

  211. Namibia Under One Roof: Namibia Crafts Centre

    Namibia Under One Roof: Namibia Crafts Centre

    Expertly woven baskets, carved makalani kernels, stylish San ostrich-eggshell jewellery, richly dyed wild-silk scarves, Himba bracelets, attractive handmade paper, hand-woven carpets, striking textiles and brightly embroidered linen: this is the treasure trove of colour and craft found at the Namibia Crafts Centre. Read more…

  212. Ask the Adventurers: Uri Adventures

    Ask the Adventurers: Uri Adventures

    Namibia is an adventure destination to be explored and conquered all year round. This year the wide range of adventures on offer will be highlighted at the annual Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) scheduled to be held in the coastal resort of Swakopmund from 26 to 31 October, hosted by the Adventure Travel Trade Association.  Read more…

  213. Adventure in Namibia: Safaris Unlimited

    Adventure in Namibia: Safaris Unlimited

    We cornered a few adventure activity operators and picked their brains to find out what they regarded as the best options to leave adventure-hungry travellers with a smile of contentment. And this is what  Thomas Soutschka, co-owner of Safaris Unlimited, told us:  Read more…

  214. Windhoek - Culture in the city

    Windhoek - Culture in the city

    Windhoek, the art capital of Namibia, has an active and lively community of artists and craftspeople, and hosts several delightful galleries and art shops. Hand-made crafts are displayed on sidewalks, in open-air street markets and in curio shops. To become truly attuned to Namibians  Read more…

  215. Horse-riding at a gallop

    Horse-riding at a gallop

    What better way to experience the wide open spaces of Namibia than from the back of the horse? Read this story where the authorshares her unique adventure.  Read more…

  216. Tangled up in blue

    Tangled up in blue

    Nine of a possible 16 kingfishers occurring in Africa are found in Namibia. Except for the Pied Kingfisher, which is found further south, the kingfishers are restricted to the water-rich tropical areas along the perennial rivers in the northern part of the country. Read more…

  217. People of Namibia

    People of Namibia

    Travel throughout Namibia is rewarded by meeting people who make up some of Namibia's rich cultural diversity. Get to know some of these people here. Read more…

  218. Namibia, Africa's Tourism Success Story

    Namibia, Africa's Tourism Success Story

    The Zambezi River in Namibia curls by my deck at the Ntwala Island Lodge, dark river beneath a muted orange and red sun, dying the African day. Read more…