Experience Namibia's Cultural Diversity with Community Tourism

11th of October 2012 09:40

Namibia is a fascinating cultural melting-pot, combining early African populations with a wide array of western explorers. Since gaining independence in 1990, Namibians have worked on mending Apartheid-era wounds, and today they are celebrating their rich heritage. Namibia's colourful African vigour infuses old Europe into a distinctive Namibian spirit, creating unique architecture, food, customs and art. What has emerged is a true sense of unity

"Share My Namibia" and Experience Endless Horizons

8th of October 2012 08:40

The people of Namibia invite you to share our country and explore the rugged, natural, soulful, liberating place we call home.  A visit to Namibia is the experience of a lifetime. With the tallest sand dunes, one of the deepest canyons, and the friendliest faces in the world - Namibia is a place that will always stay with you. But don't take any one person's word for it... take everyone's word for it. Visit our "Share My Namibia" Faceb

Get up close with Namibia's Marine Big 5

30th of September 2012 10:53

The cold waters off the Namib coast harbor a wealth marine life. The chance of encountering dolphins, whales, turtles, seals and mola molas while sipping on a glass of champagne and enjoying fresh oysters makes the search for the Marine Big 5 an adventurous excursion. 1. The two whale species normally found in Walvis Bay are the humpback and the southern right whales. The humpback whale, the more common of the two, gets its name from its humped d

Experience the excitement of Namibia's rainy season

19th of September 2012 01:07

Namibians are a funny lot. When it starts to rain they get a strange look in their eyes, jump into their vehicles and start driving around. The more torrential the downpour, the more active they become. They want to see the rivers flow, the dams fill and experience the rarity of rain firsthand. This no doubt comes from living in a desert. Most people in more temperate climates avoid rain and find shelter. Not Namibians. They must feel it, s

Namibia to Host Adventure Travel World Summit in 2013

21st of August 2012 10:48

The Adventure Travel & Tourism Association announced today that it has chosen Namibia to be the site of its annual Adventure Travel World Summit in October 2013.  Namibia is excited to welcome nearly 600 of the world's leading tour operators, travel agents, destination managers, outfitters, and media professionals for an engaging five days of networking and learning focused on adventure travel.  The Summit will take place in Windhoe

5 Must Read Books on Namibia

8th of August 2012 12:39

                The Sheltering Desert by Henno Martin   In 1935 Henno Martin left Germany with his friend and colleague, Hermann Korn, for geological research in then South-West-Africa. In 1940, facing internment by the South African government, Martin and Korn decided to move into the desert and wait out the war, where they lived for two and a half years. The Sheltering Desert describes the intense p

Adventure Run Through Namibia's Fish River Canyon Breaks Record

1st of August 2012 02:21

One of Namibia's most iconic desitnations, the Fish River Canyon, is more than just a must-see travel destination. It is an adventure and a challenge. For years, the 84km trail that descends through the canyon has served as a race course for elite runners. The Fish River Challenge Race invites athletes from all over the world to tackle extreme conditions and terrains. In 2003, Namibians Russell Paschke, Charlie du Toit and Coenraad Pool set a re

8 Things Namibia Taught Me

18th of July 2012 04:50

Namibia is a land of adventure and spectacle. Amazing natural parks, free-roaming wildlife, and iconic open spaces can inspire anyone. WWF Travel's Director Elissa Leibowitz Poma recently joined WWF's Chris Weaver in Namibia and came back with a few lessons that she originally posted on the WWF Travel Blog: 1. Black rhinos have a more sensitive disposition than white rhinos. Among several reasons why, according to Jeff Muntifering of the Sav

What should I pack for my holiday in Namibia?

9th of July 2012 11:52

So you've decided to take a magical holiday in Namibia. You've planned the route, booked the rental flights, the rental car in waiting for you in Windhoek. Now you have just one more dreaded activity before your adventure begins...you have to pack! Luckily, we're here to help with a list of 10 essentials for your winter holiday in Namibia. Sun hat - Winter days are clear and sunny. Sunglasses - Namibia's gravel roads give

Be an Ecofriendly Traveler in Namibia

5th of July 2012 01:20

Conservation is a cornerstone of the Namibian experience. Here are a few steps you can take as a traveler to help ensure the sustainability of Namibia's wildlife and natural resources. Personal - Bring or buy biodegradable toiletry products for use while camping, to ensure that you leave no harmful chemicals behind. Driving - Switch off your vehicle's engine while viewing wildlife - it saves on fuel, fumes and noise, and prevents

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