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


A word from our "Share My Namibia" competition winners!

7th of May 2013 11:35

Last year, we ran the Share My Namibia contest, where Facebook users could pick a dream itinerary. The winner, Vivienne Simon from Boston, was picked randomly from several thousand entries.   She chose her sister, Jane, to take along - and after quickly mastering left hand side driving, the sisters were off on an epic road trip of Namibia. This is what the winner, Vivienne, had to say about her experience:   I love contests. I believe


Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Bill Gozansky

3rd of May 2013 09:49

As an award winning photographer and photographic safari mentor, Bill Gozansky has come a long way from his home town in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the magnificent landscapes of Namibia. We found out why he thinks Namibia is a photographer’s paradise...   Sossus Pan, Photo Credit: © Bill Gozansky   Tell us about your most unforgettable moment while shooting in Namibia. Wow, this is a difficult question as I have so many amazin


The Lüderitz Crayfish Festival

29th of April 2013 02:16

  The colourful fishing town of Lüderitz is getting ready to hold the annual Crayfish Festival from 30th May to 1st June 2013 - don't miss out! What to do at the festival Take a walk around the festival stalls, taste-testing the different crayfish recipes and sauces of our local “masterchefs”, watch them battle it out in a crayfish cooking competition and browse the many stalls of Namibian made products. Take in the


Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Paul van Schalkwyk

25th of April 2013 09:52

Paul has been photographing Namibia from the land and the skies for over 40 years. His keen eye has won him more than 50 awards, both locally and internationally. We asked this Hasselblad Masters finalist to tell us just how he manages to capture the unusual, the unseen, the unreal…     One of his six photos nominated for 2014 Hasselblad Masters awards "Etosha Rain", photo by Paul van Schalkwyk Tell us about your most unforgettable m


Desert Perfume - Beauty Secrets of the Himba

22nd of April 2013 12:13

For many visitors to Namibia, its vast desert landscape is the subject of striking photos, a backdrop for wildlife watching, a giant playground for off-roading, sandboarding and trekking. But for those who have lived here for centuries, the desert is their larder, their hardware store, their pharmacy… and even their cosmetics counter. Strewn throughout the arid terrain are valuable plants which produce scented resins, moisturising oils and soot


Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Christopher Rimmer

18th of April 2013 09:08

It's easy to be captivated by the contrasting and brilliant colours of the Namibian landscape. But professional photographer, Christopher Rimmer, looks at Namibia through a different lens. His black and white portraits, are not only striking, but expose the raw beauty of the people, animals and nature that are his subjects. We spoke to Christopher about why he thinks Namibia is "a photographer's dream". The Dominant Male, Western Etosha, N


The Penguin Runner

17th of April 2013 01:22

In October 2012, South African Dave Chamberlain set off from Walvis Bay, Namibia on a 2700km solo run for the African Penguin. 4 Months later, on a liquid-only diet and a pram as his only company, he arrived in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.   Penguin Runner from Rhys Morgan on Vimeo.   Why on earth would he do something like that? It is a little known fact that the African Penguin is listed as a “critically endangered” species by t


Landscape Escape to The Skeleton Coast

16th of April 2013 10:06

The Skeleton Coast, or "The Land God Made in Anger" as the Bushmen called it, remains one of the world’s last great wildernesses: harsh, still not completely explored, definitely untamed and extraordinarily beautiful.  The sky casts a ghostly shadow over the land, creating the illusion of a sunken desert, photo by Paul van Schalkwyk There is no denying the Skeleton Coast is an unforgiving and eerie landscape.&nb


Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Marsel van Oosten

12th of April 2013 08:05

Marsel van Oosten is a nature photographer from The Netherlands. You might know him from his spellbinding timelapse video "Namibian Nights", in which he compiled 16,000 night time images shot over a two year period. A spectacular feat. And his other photographs are just as impressive. We tapped Marsel for the secret to shooting such incredible photos in Namibia and found out why he keeps coming back for more. Tell us about your most unforgettabl


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