Bizarre Desert Plants of Namibia

5th of June 2013 11:39

Trees that cut their own branches? Jurrassic plants? The Namib Desert sure is home to some of the world’s rarest and most interesting flora and fauna. Guest blogger K Kristie has pulled together the facts on these strange life forms found in Namibia...   Namib Desert, photo courtesy of TravelNewsNamibia.com   The Namib is a largely unpopulated and inaccessible desert in Namibia and southwest Angola which forms part of


Is Deadvlei the 8th Wonder of the World?

3rd of June 2013 05:27

With tree skeletons, hundreds of years old, lost in the middle of the desert, it’s little wonder Deadvlei has been nominated as the 8th Wonder of the World. Click on the image below to vote for Deadvlei and read on to learn more about this natural spectacle.     The Wonder of Deadvlei Amidst the towering red dunes of the Namib Rand, just outside Sossusvlei, lies the haunting and spectacular Deadvlei. The name Deadvlei means dead mars


Books for Namibia travel & photography inspiration

31st of May 2013 12:57

Any keen photographer who has travelled to a distant land can tell you finding the right places to visit can be tough. It becomes tougher still when you wish to do more than simply snap shots of the passing landscape with little regard for the gems a place like Namibia has hidden beneath her sands. Thinking of heading to Namibia? Or on the look out for a photographic destination? Here are just some books we’ve pulled out to whet your appetite.


2013 Namibia Tourism Expo: Join in!

29th of May 2013 02:36

2013 marks the 15th Annual Namibia Tourism Expo, and this year is set to be bigger and better than the last. At the heart of this year’s expo will be ADVENTURE… in honour of Namibia having been selected as the first African country to host the 2013 Adventure Travel Summit. The expo is all about bringing together the people of the hospitality industry, getting the word out about new and exciting products and services, as well as being a place


Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Matthew Hood

27th of May 2013 11:17

Matthew Hood is no stranger to Africa. Having filmed for the likes of Animal Planet, he recently embarked on his own film making adventure: "Namib Grand". Watch the trailer below and find out more about Matthew's travels to one of the world's last untouched landscapes, Namibia. Tell us about your most unforgettable moment while shooting in Namibia.  Watching the sunrise on the dunes around Sossusvlei was one of the most beautiful things I h


Getting Married in the Middle of Nowhere... Namibia

24th of May 2013 12:20

Imagine tying the knot in one of the most sparsely populated places in the world. Where you feel like the only people on earth. Where Mother Nature has taken care of the décor. Where dramatic thunderclouds rolling over the grasslands or red sand clashing with blue skies provide the ultimate backdrop. A wedding in Namibia is sure to be not only unusual, but unforgettable. Top wedding destination ideas in Namibia       #1 The Deser


National Geographic Best Ecolodges: Damaraland Camp Namibia

22nd of May 2013 12:44

Damaraland Camp in Namibia has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler’s “25 Best Ecolodges” for 2013 - a nod to the great conservation work with local conservancies in Namibia. The camp is a joint venture between Torra Conservancy and Wilderness Safaris. “We are extremely proud of our partnership with the community of the Torra Conservancy at Damaraland Camp and of our ongoing commitment to ecotourism in Namibia”, sa


Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Hougaard Malan

17th of May 2013 09:19

  Professional photographer Hougaard Malan tells of magical tales while journeying through Namibia and shares some lessons on how to best to Capture Namibia.   Tell us about your most unforgettable moment while shooting in Namibia.  The Sandhof Lily pan is a clay plain in the southern region of Namibia near Maltehohe. When it fills to about 30cm after the first heavy rains of summer, the Crinum Paludosum lily comes up for


Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Roy van der Merwe

10th of May 2013 10:31

Born and raised in Namibia, Roy van der Merwe has had the great privilege of being exposed to the beauty of the Namibian landscapes all his life. Does he ever tire of taking photos of the same place? Never. We asked Roy to share in what is a pretty emotional experience for him – capturing Namibia… Photo by Roy van Merwe   Tell us about your most unforgettable moment while shooting in Namibia.  Many people feel I am too emotionally


The Magic of the Namibian Skies

8th of May 2013 08:10

Namibia may be home to more wildlife than people, and boast some of the most spectacular landscapes, but perhaps the most impressive backdrop to all this natural beauty is the Namibian sky... We know the sky stretches on for eternity, but in Namibia you feel it. And the daily performance the sky puts on, never fails to impress. Waking up in the morning, you will almost always be greeted by the sun shining bright in a brilliant blue sky.  Som


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