EXTREME NAMIBIA - the world's most free-roaming black rhinos

23rd of January 2013 11:44

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. The black rhino is one of the world's most endangered species. Between 1960 and 1995, numbers dropped by a horrifying 96.7%, mainly as a result of poaching for their horns. Black rhinos are listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN's Red List Today, Namibia is ho


A Revival of Ancient Bush Skills in Caprivi

21st of January 2013 02:57

Imagine a school without desks and chairs, without walls or a blackboard. Imagine learning skills that have been learned over thousands of years, passed down through the world’s most ancient culture. Imagine being able to identify dozens of species – from an ant to elephant – without ever seeing a single one. The real-world San classroom. Photo: Friedrich Alpers of IRDNC To those of us unfamiliar with life in the bush, this seems like


EXTREME NAMIBIA - The World's OLDEST Desert

16th of January 2013 10:31

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. "Namib" is the Nama word for "vast" - and this desert, stretching for 1,600km along Namibia's coast, is certainly the embodiment of vastness. The most arid parts of this sandy expanse receive an average of just 2-5mm of rainfall a year, which would manke you think t


Namibia Named One of AFAR Magazine's Top Travel Destinations

14th of January 2013 07:26

Last week, AFAR Magazine listed Namibia as one of it's top travel destinations for 2013:  "In October, Namibia proudly displays its diverse landscape--as well as its deep commitment to conservation and environmental management--when the country welcomes the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit. Situated on southern Africa's wild Atlantic coast, the country often surprises first-time visitors with its dramatic white salt plains and spectacular


A Taste of Namibia: Kamanjab Steaks

11th of January 2013 11:09

A quintessential Namibian experience is the family braai or barbecue, but not just anyone can man the grill - it needs to be the braaimaster, and their skills will be on trial! If you want to make the cut with your Namibian friends, try this recipe for Kamanjab Steaks, taken from My Hungry Heart by Antoinette de Chavonnes Vrug (and published in Travel News Namibia, which you can download online thorugh our app here) You'll need 2kg of venis


EXTREME NAMIBIA - The World's HIGHEST Dunes

9th of January 2013 12:45

Namibia is a country of almost-superlatives. The second-least densely populated country in the world is also one of the newest, and is home to some of: the largest dunes, the darkest skies, the oldest cultures, the biggest conservation areas in Africa, the world's last rhinos and the most complex languages on the planet - to name but a few! In this weekly blog series we explore some of Namibia's extremes, and share with you practical information


And we have a Sweepstakes Winner!

28th of December 2012 02:26

        Many of you have been asking, “Who won the Share My Namibia Grand Prize?” Well – we’re sorry, but unfortunately it wasn’t you. Our lucky winner is Vivienne from Boston, Massachusetts. A life coach and lifelong environmental activist, she is serendipitously on a year's sabbatical. Vivienne chose her sister Jane, a potter and graphic artist, to travel with her, and the two will take a 12 day road tr


Unique, ethical Christmas gifts - in Swakopmund

21st of December 2012 03:32

For anyone with hard-to-please relatives, in search of last-minute stocking fillers, or simply trying to shop in a more ethical way this Chrismas, a little shop in Swakopmund may just have the answer. Kubatsirana Arts and Crafts shop sells a range of unique products, including natural creams and salt scrubs made from locally-sourced !nara seeds (used by indigenous people to soothe thhe skin for generations); !nara seed cooking oil; hand-stitched


Travel News Namibia Summer Edition Out Now!

20th of December 2012 03:41

The new summer edition of Travel News Namibia magazine is live on our Namibia Info app - with lots of ideas for ways to spend your coastal holiday away from the heat of the interior! Feature articles include a trip to Sandwich Harbour; information about the Desert Dash - the ultimate mountain biking challenge; Tsumeb - a hidden jewel near Etosha; the Living Desert Snake Park; and a recipe for the rare omajova mushrooms. The app is available in A


Guest Post: Paola's Namibia

19th of December 2012 09:35

Paola Sartori is a guide with Canada's Gray & Co, who has led tour groups on cycling trips around the world. She describes her traveling style as "curious, active, engaged; I want to see it all, to experience everything." Paola came to Namibia in November for a ten day introductory tour of the country, and says it is a "vast, passionate, surprising" country. Here she shares some of her thoughts about Namibia: For me, the highlight of th


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