Luderitz, Namibia: The Fastest Place on Water

6th of August 2013 02:57

Once a year kiteboarders converge on a specially modified canal in the quiet coastal town of Luderitz, Namibia. These men and women come to Namibia annually to smash and set insanely fast World Speed Sailing Records at the Luderitz Speed Challenge. The contest is open to almost anyone who can get themselves to Luderitz from 7 October to 17 November 2013 and has their own kiteboarding equipment.  Sophie Routaboul setting a new

Pomona: Namibia's Forgotten Ghost Town

2nd of August 2013 03:20

Namibia has several deserted and abandoned regions. This entry is about one of them. An abandoned homestead left to weather the wind and the desert. Journey to the Sperrgebiet Our day started at the Nest Hotel in Luderitz where we met our tour guide for the day. He would be taking us on a two person tour of the Sperrgebiet. The road was rough, very rough. A 4x4 is an absolute necessity when visiting this part of Namibia. If it were not for our

Namibia Tourism Board North America Press Kit

1st of August 2013 07:55

    Click on the links below to download the information in PDF format:  About Namibia  Namibia Fast Facts   Accolades for Namibia   Conservation Fact Sheet  Celebrities of Conservation  Namibia for Adventurers  Namibia's Landscapes  A Taste of Namibia  Namibia's People  Traveling to Namibia  Namibia Travel Packages

REST- Protecting Namibia's Elusive Pangolins

31st of July 2013 03:29

The Rare and Endangered Species Trust is an organisation that operates in Central-Northern Namibia near the town of Otjiwarongo and the Okonkjima game reserve. REST was founded in 2000 by Maria Diekmann and has since gone from strength to strength. Originally Maria envisaged REST as playing a supporting role in the effort to conserve endangered species such as the Cape griffon vulture. As time went by, however, it became clear that REST would

Safaris and Conservation in The Waterberg

26th of July 2013 08:36

The Waterberg is a vast and tremendously steep plateau in Central Namibia near the town of Otjiwarongo. The Waterberg plateau has stood fast and has silently watched as the land around it has been submerged in water, choked in massive sheets of ice and eroded over the millennia. The plateau is made of a much harder rock than all that surrounds it and as result it now rises 200 meters above the surrounding savannah.  The plateau The

Piara Strainge: Why Namibia is My Number One [Guest Blog]

23rd of July 2013 11:50

All photos and Text by guest blogger, Piara Strainge Namibia is a richly captivating destination full of hidden gems and unassuming tourism amidst the holiday hotspots. You can self drive it or join an overland safari, either way the experience will be one you won’t forget in a hurry. From the safari thrills in Etosha to the empty moonscape wilderness of the Skeleton coast, this African country is as beautiful as it is diverse.  On arrival

Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Richard Bernabe

11th of July 2013 06:15

Professional photographer Richard Bernabe has set foot in some of the most fascinating destinations on earth. Find out what drew Richard to Namibia, and why he's returning in 2014 with more photographers in tow...   All images © Richard Bernabe   Tell us about your most unforgettable moment while shooting in Namibia.  There were so many unforgettable experiences that it’s hard to choose only one. However, having not been to Afr

Landscape Escape to Damaraland Namibia

6th of July 2013 05:57

Damaraland demands a certain level of respect. Beautiful, but arid and unforgiving, attractions near this area have names like Burnt Mountain, the Petrified Forest, the Skeleton Coast – all aptly named and an indication of the drama found here.   Occupying a huge, harsh stretch of landscape to the northwest of the country, even the people and wildlife have adapted accordingly.   Desert adapted elephants have specia

The Koës Pan Rally

4th of July 2013 09:56

The Koës Pan is located in the remote and arid South East of Namibia and is home to one of the strangest and most unique DIY motorsports events on the African continent. In the wet months the pan presents amazing opportunities for nature photography but it is in the dry months that this flat pan in the Kalahari gets really wild.   On the first weekend of July every year motoring enthusiasts come together to compete in the Koës Pan Rally. T

Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Jan & Jay Roode

28th of June 2013 03:58

Jan & Jay Roode are the husband and wife team behind Skyhawk Photography. These two avid conservationists and adventurers have been taking to the skies to capture the best of Namibia. We caught up with them to find out what makes photographing Namibia such a soul stirring experience. Defiant – An ancient Camel Thorn tree stands defiant to both time and the extreme elements on the blinding white salt pans of the Sossusvlei complex. Photo b

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