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

Christopher Rimmer on Capturing Namibia's Ghost Towns

25th of February 2014 01:58

Words by Charlotte Hughes. Images by Christopher Rimmer. Southern Son Christopher Rimmer’s fascination with Namibia began in 2009 when he included images of the Himba people in his ground breaking ‘In Africa’ exhibition. Since then, he has visited Namibia several times and travelled the length and breadth of the country documenting the landscape, the wildlife and the people of this unique country through the lens of his camera. Chris’ fo

Walking through Namibia

21st of February 2014 02:22

Being on foot is one of the best ways you can take in the rugged landscapes, diverse wildlife and unique flora of Namibia. In this post we will be looking at a selection of walks that showcase the variety of on-foot adventures you can have in Namibia. Visitors on a guided walk in Damaraland. When in Namibia, go walking Once you get out into Namibia’s countryside the one thing that you should realise is that almost every lodge, camp, rest camp,

Rock Climbing in Namibia with Richard Ford

18th of February 2014 10:22

Richard Ford is an experienced rock climber and has been running an adventure and climbing company called Urban Friction in Windhoek for many years now. His company specializes in rock climbing expeditions to both near and remote parts of Namibia and recently we managed to get Richard off of the rock face for long enough to conduct a short Q and A with him about rock climbing in Namibia. Get elevated for a different perspective on Namibia. (Imag

Camping in Namibia: Etosha National Park

14th of February 2014 12:27

If you want an authentic safari adventure in Namibia then few places are better to visit than Etosha National Park. We have a guide on travelling through the park and today we will be looking at how you can organise your very own camping adventure within, or nearby, the world-renowned park. Initial planning First, you need to decide which part of the park you want to be based in or nearby. There are three gates that you can use to enter Etosha: T

Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Gary Arndt

4th of February 2014 02:38

2014 Travel Photographer of the Year, Gary Arndt has visited all seven continents and over 140 countries and territories around the world. He recently spent some time in Namibia and we managed to get him to sit still long enough to give us his top tips for capturing Namibia on film. Tell us about your most unforgettable moment while shooting in Namibia. I wasn't actually shooting at the time, but it was when we drove down the Long Wall. 100m

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