EXTREME NAMIBIA - Some of the World's Most COMPLEX Languages

20th of February 2013 05:19

In this weekly EXTREME NAMIBIA blog series we explore some of our country's extremes, and share with you practical information on how you can come and discover them for yourself. Are you one of those people who like to pick up a bit of the local lingo when you travel? Do you pack a phrasebook and attempt to order your lunch in the native language? Do you like to greet people on the street? Well, in Namibia that might be a little harder than you t


Kolmanskop - Swallowed by the Dunes

18th of February 2013 05:56

The "ghost town" of Kolmanskop in southern Namibia is one of our most photogenic locations. Its existence is due to one man - Namibian worker Zacharias Lewala - who found a diamond here in 1908 and showed it to his German boss. Realising the area was full of diamonds, the German government prohibited entry to virtually the whole of Namibia's southern coast - and named it "Sperrgebiet" - meaning "forbidden zone". Kolmanskop was built in this gem-r


World Pangolin Day

15th of February 2013 05:33

Waking pangolin by Marc Eschenlohr Is it a pine cone? Is it an artichoke? No - it's a pangolin! And February 15th is World Pangolin Day. But - what is a pangolin? Pangolins are seriously odd creatures. Though they are scaly, they are not reptiles - they are mammals. The scales are useful as when the pangolin is threatened it rolls into a ball with the scales acting as impenetrable armour. Anyone who tries to prise the pangolin open is likel


EXTREME NAMIBIA - The World's Second EMPTIEST Country

13th of February 2013 05:36

In this weekly EXTREME NAMIBIA blog series we explore some of our country's extremes, and share with you practical information on how you can come and discover them for yourself. We think of travel as going in search of something - we are lured to a destination because of all that exists there - the wildlife, culture, events, restaurants, monuments, museums... And yet Namibia draws visitors for precisely the opposite reason. They literally travel


Namibia Featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013!

12th of February 2013 10:19

Model Adaora poses with the Namibian flag in Deadvlei Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition is a highly anticipated publication. Featuring a winning combination of exotic locations and models in swimwear, it reaches more than 70 million people annually. This year’s 50th anniversary edition highlights seven continents and 17 wonders. Namibia was chosen as the African destination, and in June 2012, three supermodels and a top fashion photographe


Five Reasons to Book a Township Tour in Namibia

8th of February 2013 06:20

Most visitors come to Namibia for its wide open spaces, its magnificent landscapes and its abundant wildlife. But on your way across this vast country, it's always worth spending a morning taking a tour of quite a different kind - in a township. 1. See the Real Namibia Soweto Market, Katutura Namibia's emptiness is breathtaking - but of course, the majority of Namibians are not found in the vast desert expanses. If you really want to discover wh


EXTREME NAMIBIA - The World's First People

6th of February 2013 03:54

In this weekly EXTREME NAMIBIA blog series we explore some of our country's extremes, and share with you practical information on how you can come and discover them for yourself. San hunter  The San people – also known as bushmen – are southern Africa’s only truly indigenous people. But more than that – genetic testing has proved that they are one of the groups from which all known modern humans evolved. Today, around 35,000 San li


Five Things To Do in Etosha National Park

4th of February 2013 07:27

Visiting Etosha National Park is one of Namibia's most exceptional adventures. This wildlife sanctuary of over 27,000 square kilometers has a protected status that stretches back over a hundred years. Etosha provides a new experience even for seasoned wildlife viewers, and unlike many other African parks, you can explore the vast expanses and numerous waterholes in your own vehicle at your own pace, enjoying a more personal experience with nature


"Simply the Same" - Photography Exhibition in Windhoek

1st of February 2013 12:39

Discover contemporary Namibian culture during your stay in Windhoek! This week, an exhibition by Namibian photographer Christian Goltz opened at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC). "Simply the Same" is Goltz's first solo show, and he explains his images in this way: "I try to see and then make simple photographs of what cannot be explained. Normally, it must be beautiful and Namibian. Women, leopards, a milk bush in the Namib..." The exhi


EXTREME NAMIBIA - Some of the World's DARKEST Skies

30th of January 2013 03:27

In this weekly EXTREME NAMIBIA blog series we explore some of our country's extremes, and share with you practical information on how you can come and discover them for yourself. Something once abundant across the globe is becoming rarer and rarer. Once common enough to be revered as deities, guides or spirits by our ancestors, these things are now disappearing so fast that many city-dwellers will likely see only one or two in a night. Even in ru


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