2014 Namibia Adventure Calendar: June to August

28th of May 2014 02:16

Namibia is a land full of adventure. From its churning seas, to its sand swept deserts there are loads of different ways thrill-seekers can get their adrenaline fix. This blog post is the first in a two-part series that will provide you with all the information you need to know about what extreme activities you can take part in across the Land of the Brave this year. Rostock Fly-in (June –TBC) The Rostock Ritz Desert Lodge is a luxury lodge in


Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Andy Biggs

14th of May 2014 09:33

The award-winning photographer Andy Biggs is the latest subject of our Capture Namibia series of interviews. Andy has been travelling around Africa for many years now and has a particular fondness for Namibia and the photographic opportunities it presents. Read on to find out why… The dunes of Sossusvlei.   Tell us about your most unforgettable moment while shooting in Namibia. One day we were flying along the coastline from Lüderitz a


Four Adventures in the South of Namibia

10th of May 2014 07:23

The south of Namibia is a rugged and exquisitely beautiful part of the country. It is vast, under-populated and yet incredibly diverse. As such there are a lot of adventures to be had in the Land of the Brave's southern region. We have picked four popular attractions and given you all the information you need to start planning your next trip... 1. Exploring Pomona and the Bogenfels What it is This tour, exclusively operated by Luderitz tour oper


Exploring Windhoek with Rachel Lang

30th of April 2014 09:53

A few months ago travel writer Rachel Lang was part of our Go Big Namibia team who spent a few weeks exploring Namibia. On her tour Rachel spent some time in Windhoek and in this special guest post she shares her experiences and offers some suggestions for travellers visiting the big city for the first time. So read on, and follow the links at the bottom of this post for even more travel tips. Windhoek. -Cruising through colourful Katutura- by R


Riding Across Namibia: An Interview with Motorcyclist Tyler Hare

24th of April 2014 10:36

We got the chance to interview Africa Motorcycle Tours' Tyler Hares about his experiences when he rode across Namibia on a motorcycle. Tyler is about to embark upon his second trip through the Namibia and we found why he was coming back to the Land of the Brave. *All images in this post are courtesy of Tyler Hare unless otherwise noted. Choose your own adventure!(Image source Motorcycle Tour South Africa) First up, could you explain to our reader


What to do in Namibia during Autumn

10th of April 2014 05:46

It’s that time of year in the Southern Hemisphere where summer begins to leave and winter starts knocking at the door. In Namibia, autumn (or fall) is a particularly beautiful time of year. The weather is mild and there a whole host of activities and events for you to keep you entertained. Sossusvlei in autumn. Autumn in Namibia In autumn the colours of Namibia come out in full force. Puffy white clouds, crystal clear skies and the deep red o


Where to Stay in Swakopmund

4th of April 2014 08:25

Choosing where to stay for a few nights can be a daunting task for any traveller. So we have decided to do the hard work for you. We had a look at some of the most highly rated places to stay in Swakopmund and collected them all into one article. The iconic Swakopmund jetty. We have separated them according to four different kinds of accommodation: Self-catering, Bed & Breakfasts, Backpackers and Hotels… So take a look at what we have coll


Three Airborne Adventures Over Swakopmund, Namibia

25th of March 2014 01:04

Swakopmund has long been known as an adventure holiday hotspot around the world. There is a range of activities that thrill seekers can indulge themselves in and today we will be focussing on three activities that put you high in the sky over the historic coastal town.   There’s a lot of adventure in the skies above Swakopmund.(Image via Swakopmund Diving Club)   Hot Air Ballooning We start with the most sedate option for would-be sk


Five Must-visit Spas and Wellness Centres in Namibia

12th of March 2014 11:43

After a hard few days of trekking through the Namibian wilderness, or after climbing some mountainous dunes, you may find yourself longing for a bit of rest and relaxation. Well the good news is that there are several spas and wellness centres dotted around the whole of Namibia that exist to help you unwind your mind and rejuvenate your body. Below are five of Namibia's finest spots for relaxation. View from the GocheGanas chalets.(Image via Goc


Exploring Namibia's Starry Skies

9th of March 2014 11:18

Namibia is one of the top destinations in the world for stargazing. Its dark and clear night skies are amongst some of the most pristine in the world and below are four reasons why we think you have to go stargazing while visiting Namibia.   The moon rises in the clear winter sky.(Image via I Dream of Africa) 1. Dark Sky, Bright Stars In 2012 the NamibRand Nature Reserve was selected by the International Dark Sky Association as an official d


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