Public Holidays in Namibia 2014

11th of November 2013 12:52

Here's a list of the public holidays for 2014: 1 January 2014  Wednesday       New Year's Day 21 March 2014  Friday  Independence Day 18 April 2014  Friday  Good Friday 21 April 2014  Monday  Easter Monday  1 May 2014   Thursday  Workers Day 4 May 2014  Sunday  Cassinga Day 25 May 2014  Sunday  Afr

The Wild Horses of the Namib

7th of November 2013 07:26

The wild horses of Namibia have captured the imaginations of countless authors, photographers and wildlife enthusiasts. They can be found in the south west region of Namibia and they are truly a sight to behold. Horses up ahead!(image courtesy of Wild Horses of the Namib) Wild horses: the myths and the truth The wild horses of Namibia have been wrapped in mystery for many years. With various travellers, zoologists and historians trying to trace t

The Living Desert Adventure: The Namib's Hidden Lives

30th of October 2013 12:50

Visitors to Namibia’s coastal region often head to Swakopmund for its stunning dune coast which is flanked by the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. Here adventurers can experience the thrill of whizzing down a dune on a sand board or quad biking their way over the sandy peaks. The seemingly hostile and uninhabited Namib Desert High adventure in an ancient desert Swakopmund is known as the adventure capital of Namibia, whilst the aptly named Namib, m

Namibia's 55th Oktoberfest Spectacular!

22nd of October 2013 10:10

Every year for the last 55 years Windhoek celebrates its German heritage in one of the best ways possible: By holding its very own Oktoberfest! The original Oktoberfest has been held in Munich, Germany for over 200 years but when the fest comes to Windhoek you know it’s going to have a uniquely Namibian flavour.   The Oktoberfest in Windhoek is like a little bit of Germany in Namibia.(image courtesy of SKW)   The event aims to celebra

Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Greg Whitton

18th of October 2013 09:14

Photography enthusiast Greg Whitton was in Namibia a few months ago, and he took some time to share a few of his photos and experiences with us... 'Sunrise at Vingerklip' Photo by Greg Whitton Tell us about your most unforgettable moment while shooting in Namibia. I'd like to say it was witnessing sunrise over the dunes of Sossusvlei, or an abrupt encounter with a my first Bull Elephant shortly after entering Etosha, but actually it was the driv

The Desert-Adapted Elephants of Namibia's Kunene Region

16th of October 2013 07:54

Namibia is home to one of two known groups of desert adapted elephants in the world, with the other group being found in Mali. As mentioned in a previous post, there are several desert dwelling large mammals in Namibia’s north-western Kunene region. Read on to find out more about Damaraland’s desert elephants.   A family of elephants traverse the harsh terrain together.(Photo by Michael Poliza) How do they survive? These elephants a

The Amazing Birdlife of Namibia

11th of October 2013 08:07

Namibia is home to 676 of Southern Africa's 887 species and the whole country is littered with endemic and interesting birds. There are many great spots for bird watching in Namibia - here are just three of them to give you a glimpse into birding paradise.  The Zambezi (formally Caprivi) Region The Zambezi or Caprivi Strip can be found in the extreme north east of Namibia and this region alone is home to over 425 species of birds.

The Desert-Adapted Rhinos of the Kunene

8th of October 2013 09:23

Namibia has some beautiful environments and one such place is the Kunene region in the North. The region, which is divided into Damaraland and Kaokoland, is mostly desert and semi-desert yet is home to three remarkably large mammals. Specially adapted rhinos, elephants and lions live out their lives in this wind swept and beautifully stark region. Here's more info on the desert adapted black rhinos found in Damaraland and how to catch a

How to Explore Etosha National Park

5th of October 2013 06:50

Etosha National Park spans over 22,270 km2 and is criss-crossed by a network of roads that you can drive on to visit the park’s various watering holes which number more than 30. With a network this vast and with over 114 mammal, 340 bird, and 110 reptile species to see you will need a game plan, and this post is all about helping you figure that out. Follow this link to see what we found using the easy steps in this guide! Begin planning your

Adventure Travel World Summit 2013 Official Song Released

4th of October 2013 06:43

With less than a month to go before 650 International delegates descend on Namibia for the 10th annual Adventure Travel World Summit, Team Destination Namibia is pleased to release the official summit song, !Kgala by Namibian artist, Elemotho. Elemotho.(image courtesy of KV schiffART) The adventure tribe was first introduced to Elemotho when his song was used in the short film, Destination Namibia.  This video was presented at ATWS 2011 in

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