Self-drive Adventures in Namibia

26th of April 2012 05:35

Namibia is a long, long haul destination, from many parts of the world, but once the plane lands, adventures in Namibia don’t require another flight. All you need is an international driver’s license, a good map and a strong desire to explore. Namibia’s infrastructure is well established, its people are friendly and the combination lends itself to self-exploration. Fill up a sedan car or a 4x4 and off you go! The country has a vast, well-ma


Conservation Hero – Garth Owen Smith

25th of April 2012 12:55

How to capture in a single paragraph a lifetime of cutting edge conservation efforts tenaciously achieved in isolated areas with Namibia’s local communities? Fortunately, we don’t have to, because Garth Owen Smith has done it for us. His book, An Arid Eden: A Personal Account of Conservation in the Kaokoveld, details his extraordinary life and his efforts to involve local communities in the conservation of their land and their wildlife. It is


Dorob National Park

24th of April 2012 06:02

Dorob National Park, which incorporates core conservation areas and multiple use areas for adventure tourism, is a park of great imagination. Running from just south of Walvis Bay to the Ugab River in the north, it is a key piece of the puzzle along Namibia’s coast that allows for the entire 976 mile (1,570km) coastline of the country to be protected. Collectively, this area is known as the Namib Skeleton Coast National Park, and it conso


Meet Holden the Golden Mole

24th of April 2012 02:46

Holden Mole here, at your service, straight out of the NRNR. That’s the NamibRand Nature Reserve for you unhep folks out there. I bet you think that’s a typo. That’s why you’re unhep. I’m hip to the underground scene. I’m always on the lookout for vibrations that may indicate approaching danger or dope beats. I was listening to Armin van Buuren before Armin van Buuren was listening to Armin van Buuren. Ever heard of Pierre Pienaar? Of


Meet Roger the Rhino

24th of April 2012 10:18

What do you want?  Don’t you know I’m a solitary man? I’m Roger, yeah, Roger the Rhino. Laugh all you want. My eyesight isn’t that great, but I can hear ya and sure can smell ya! I’m 3,000 pounds of power and I don’t like being laughed at. I like peace and quiet and space, but peace isn’t so easy to find these days. So I guess it’s time to talk, because man you are killing me. Not ‘me’ exactly, but my brothers and sisters


Meet Chase the Cheetah

23rd of April 2012 04:08

My name's Chase. I'm a fast-talking fast cat who likes fast stuff: fast cars, fast planes, and fast food... ... not that much of my food is faster than me. I'm sleek, stealthy and built for speed, reaching top speeds of 110 km/hr. When not hunting on the savannah, I spend most of my time in Otjiwarongo lounging with my coalition - a pack of chill cheetahs. Though I like to play the role of gentleman, I have been known to love you then leave you


Meet Dara the Tern

23rd of April 2012 01:41

Tweet! I’m Dara Tern, I’m like, um, two and a half weeks old, but so far I’ve spent my whole life inside this cozy egg, mostly just, like, playing Angry Birds on my  smartphone, so there’s not too much to tell. But I’m ready to face the outside world. When I crack out of this egg in a few days, its not going to be easy. Chirp! I’m about to be in the fight of my life, literally. I need to make sure I don’t get eaten by jackals o


Meet the Cheetah Conservation Fund

22nd of April 2012 10:07

The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is based in the heart of cheetah country, near Otjiwarongo, within the Waterberg Conservancy. CCF is dedicated to the conservation of wild cheetahs by employing a variety of integrated approaches in species conservation strategies. These strategies include teaching human/wildlife conflict resolution; livestock and wildlife management; the predator’s role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem; education and aware


Meet the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust

22nd of April 2012 09:36

The Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) is a non-profit, Namibian trust located 100km south of Sossusvlei in the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Established in 2003, NaDEET believes environmental education must not only increase awareness and knowledge but also eco-friendly attitudes and skills in Namibia's youth and educators to promote sustainable living. Most center-based environmental education programs tend to address just one main


Meet Namibia's Save the Rhino Trust

22nd of April 2012 06:39

In the early 1980s, illegal poaching of black rhinos in the arid north-western regions of Namibia was rife. The population of these rare, solitary creatures had been decimated, leaving an estimated 60 rhinos. The black rhino was in desperate need of help. Faced with the rhino's near-extinction, a trust was formed with the aim of ensuring protection of the remaining rhinos while affording elephant and other wildlife, the chance to recover to sust


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