[un]Homesick: Longing for Namibia

11th of March 2013 12:15

All photos and text by guest writer and intrepid traveller Megan Mow Have you ever been homesick for somewhere you knew wasn't home? Wait, let me narrow that down a little bit more... not just somewhere you knew currently wasn't home, but that you knew couldn’t be for a long time? I've been dealing with that a lot lately. Recently I traveled to South Africa and Namibia, and I connected with Namibia in a way that I never thought I could with an

Drive through Africa Top Gear Style (without the stress!)

7th of March 2013 10:44

The crazy folks down at Top Gear have just aired the part one of their epic drive through Africa, calling it “one of the most fun trips we’ve ever undertaken”. Self-drives are one of the best ways to experience Africa. It can sound a little daunting at first, but with the right information and planning, you’re in for an adventure of a lifetime.   Here in Namibia, we’ve got it all – the long open roads of easy-riding tar, grueling

The Sundowner: Six Top Spots to Toast the Sunset

6th of March 2013 10:07

Life on safari can be chaotic - the 5am wake-up calls; being held up by an elephant plodding in front of your vehicle; travelling to the rhythm of wildlife and weather, rather than the hands of your watch. But there is one thing that remains constant: the welcome, refreshing cocktail every day at dusk. Have a drink as the sun goes down and celebrate all that you have achieved during your day in paradise. The sundowner can take many forms: a pools

Our Top Namibia Videos Online

4th of March 2013 03:05

Namibia has some truly magnificent landscapes. In fact, it’s hard to take a bad photo in this place! But some people manage to capture something truly special when documenting the natural beauty of Namibia. We’ve been rummaging through all the great videos posted on Vimeo over the years to bring you five of the best from all corners of our land. Sit back and enjoy.   Deadvlei's Winter Dream from Amniótica on Vimeo A

The Great Family Escape: Adventure in Namibia

4th of March 2013 10:54

Looking for a getaway destination for you and the kids, that doesn't involve jam-packed fairgrounds, 24hour Xbox relays or shopping malls and cinemas? When children come into the mix, it can really leave you stumped for holiday ideas. Somehow "the desert" doesn't come to mind. But it should. There's a reason why National Geographic ranked the Namib Desert as the best family trip in the world. Cast your family out into the middle of

Camping in Namibia - Waking up in Wild Landscapes

1st of March 2013 07:30

The serenity of camping.(Photo source: African Exlporations)   Aaah, the great outdoors! There aren’t many things that beat the feeling of unzipping your tent at the first cry of a guinea fowl and stepping out to the sight of pink-tinged skies and trees full of twittering birds. Of course, dozing off next to the camp-fire while counting shooting stars comes pretty close. For the eternal photographers and the adventurous at heart, Nam

Fast facts: The Herero of Namibia

27th of February 2013 11:20

The world can’t seem to get enough of the Herero fashion, thanks to the launch of the book by photographer Jim Naughten, “Conflict and Costume”. But it's not just their clothing that makes them fascinating. Here are some interesting facts about the Herero culture and how you can encounter them on your next trip in Namibia. A Herero woman outside her home in Mondesa Township  Fast Facts Language: Otjiherero (Bantu language) 

EXTREME NAMIBIA - One of Africa's LARGEST Concentrations of Rock Art

27th of February 2013 09:25

This is the last of our EXTREME NAMIBIA blog posts! In this weekly series we have explored some of our country's extremes, and shared with you practical information on how you can come and discover them for yourself. In the bleak expanse of Damaraland, huge red sandstone boulders are piled high against deep orange cliffs - a dramatic sight even before you take a step closer and discover what has been etched onto the surface of these rocks. T

THE NIGHTSHIFT: What lurks in the darkness of Namibia?

25th of February 2013 01:08

As the sun sets over Namibia's endless horizons, the stars light the way across the grasslands, wetlands and deserts. Creatures that lie sleeping in the scorching heat of the day awaken, and a new world emerges... Spellbinding video of the Namibian Nights by Marsel van Oosten, from Squiver on Vimeo  Night falls on the barren deserts And with it, the temperature drops dramatically. The cool breeze

Namibia Travel Planning Checklist

22nd of February 2013 11:37

Want to be sure you've got everything organised before your holiday in Namibia? Here's a handy checklist covering everything from visas and driving licenses to vaccinations and currency to make sure your trip goes as smoothly as possible. Then all that's left to do is pack - and get excited! Two months before departure: Visit your doctor or a travel clinic to check your vaccinations are up-to-date. If you are travelling from an affected co

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