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

10 Tips for Photographing Local Cultures

2nd of July 2012 04:31

A highlight of any visit to Namibia is meeting the local people whose culture may be vastly different to your own, but whose warmth makes you feel quite at home. However, photographing local people is a delicate thing, and we want to offer ten quick tips to properly prepare you. It is illegal to take photos of men and women in uniform, except when they are performing in a public parade or similar. Taking a picture of a police officer on du

NamibRand Becomes Africa's First International Dark Sky Reserve

27th of June 2012 07:38

Namibia’s NamibRand Nature Reserve (NRNR), pioneered by conservation hero J.A. Albi Brückner, is one of Africa’s largest private nature reserves. Recently NRNR has expanded its conservation role to include preserving the star-filled nighttime skies that shine above its dunes and mountains. These efforts in night sky conservation have earned the reserve high honors as the International Dark-Sky Association newest International Dark Sky Reserv

Tips for Driving in Namibia

26th of June 2012 03:12

Namibia has an excellent road system that reaches just about every popular tourist destination in the country. However, the majority of the roads are gravel, and in the more remote areas they become tracks, which require careful driving, and for safety considerations, a second vehicle. Here are some tips to help get you to your destination safely. First and foremost, in Namibia we drive on the left side of the road. Passengers in the back as

Conservation Hero – Ou Jan Tsumib

5th of June 2012 10:16

With global green awareness currently rising, conservation heroes tend to be very public individuals, whose achievements are well documented in the media. Amongst these is a small cohort of people whose actions go unnoticed, but whose efforts almost subconsciously inspire those around them to care more for our planet: We know them as “unsung heroes”.  Namibia's Ou Jan Tsumib is one such person. Ou Jan, a Hei//om bushman, born i

Tracking Desert-Adapted Rhino In Namibia

31st of May 2012 01:43

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to stare down an 1,100 kilogram beast with no fence between the two of you? Ron Swilling recently went tracking with the Save the Rhino Trust in the Kunene Region of Namibia. The following is an excerpt of her account of the experience. A lone cloud trails though a true-blue Namibian sky. Everything slows down and freezes as I face the Damaraland denizen, his prehistoric form linking me momentarily to gen

Discover Namibia's Sperrgebiet National Park

29th of May 2012 04:07

The Sperrgebiet National Park is one of Namibia’s newest National Parks and while the park is largely undeveloped and much of it remains inaccessible to visitors there are still ways explorers can access this wild landscape. Sweeping vistas abound in the park. The Sperrgebiet (meaning ‘forbidden territory’) covers 26,000 km2 and used to be the site of a massive diamond mining industry. While there is still some small scale diamond mining g

Conservation hero – J.A. (Albi) Brückner

28th of May 2012 10:58

Space. Vast, open, endless.  Namibia is known for this quality; however, it is not something to be taken lightly. Space needs protection and even a purpose.  Decades ago, Albi Brückner recognized this and began buying livestock farms in the Namib Desert, adding a few at a time and convincing others to join him.  Today this collection of private farms, which have all been rehabilitated and turned back to nature, is dedicated to sus

Discover the Khaudum National Park

22nd of May 2012 03:20

Hidden away in Namibia’s north-eastern Kavango Region, the Khaudum National Parkis not to be taken lightly. Rarely visited, very large, extremely wild and with only a rudimentary tourist infrastructure, it could be described as Namibia’s ‘forgotten wilderness’. If you have an adventurous streak, however, forgetting it would be a big mistake! A visit to the Khaudum National Park is all about adventure, discovering a true African w

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