Driving through Namibia with Carlo van Wyk

11th of August 2014 12:07

Namibia: A Solo Overland Trip by Carlo van Wyk Every now and then, we all need a break. A few weeks ago I decided to take a much needed escape from the daily grind, and set out on a 3000 mile road trip through the south of Namibia. I didn’t have a set itinerary, just a road map, my four-wheel drive vehicle, cameras, and enough supplies to be self-sufficient for more or less two weeks. The famous Dead Vlei.   Taking a break and traveling s

What to do in Namibia during Winter

9th of August 2014 10:33

Winter in Namibia is a great time of year to explore our vast and diverse country. The weather is more moderate than in other months of the year and our country is a great option if you want to avoid the huge crowds of the northern hemisphere's summer months. Read on for a few more reasons why we think you should visit Namibia in the winter months. Winter is a great time to explore Namibia- find out why below.   The Manageable Weather As yo

The National Parks of Namibia- Nkasa Lupala and Dorob

1st of August 2014 12:34

Namibian national parks like Etosha National Park and the Waterberg Plateau Park are world-renowned and well-visited by international and national tourists. This blog post is not about those parks. Today we want introduce you to two national parks run that you may not have heard of before... A Land Rover with Sandwich Harbour in the background.One of the best things to do in Namibia is to explore locations that are off the beaten path.(Image via

Three Shipwrecks on Namibia's Skeleton Coast

28th of July 2014 05:51

Namibia has several thousand shipwrecked vessels strewn across its vast coastline. The Skeleton Coast’s rough seas, roaring winds and strong ocean currents are primarily responsible for many of these beached ships’ fate. (Image via I Dream of Africa)   Many of the wrecks on the harsh coastline have been completely destroyed by the sun, sea, and wind but a few are still visible. The vessels' remains can be seen up close by explorers who

Explore Namibia's Precious Coastline and Dunes with Chris Nel

11th of July 2014 10:46

Chris Nel is a tour guide who runs the Living Desert Adventure through the Namib Desert near Sossussvlei. On these tours he shares his wisdom and expertise with visitors. Chris was also involved in the establishment of the Dorob National Park in 2010 along Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. We had a chance to sit down and chat with Chris about desert conservation and the role that ordinary citizens can play in protecting Namibia’s natural treasures.

The Ngepi Camp in Namibia's Zambezi Region

4th of July 2014 08:35

Bush-bound Girl has written for us once before and now she is back for a second time. In her recent post she shares her experience of staying in one of the most unique accommodations in Namibia: The Ngepi Camp in the Zambezi (Caprivi) region. Read on to find out what makes this camp so special... My George-of-the-Jungle tree house in the Caprivi by Rachel Lang   Ngepi Camp.(Photo © Ngepi Camp)   Ever since watching George of the Jungl

Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Willem Kruger

30th of June 2014 10:28

After hearing about Willem Kruger's excellent landscape photography we decided to track him down and get him to share some of his best advice to photographers who want to capture the best of Namibia. Read on for tips and anecdotes from Willem's last photo safari through the Land of the Brave... Tell us about your most unforgettable moment while shooting in Namibia. I went on a landscape photography safari in the southern parts of Namibia with my

Namibia's Most Exclusive Getaways (Part 2)

25th of June 2014 11:38

We have already shared three magnificent getaway destinations in our previous blog post. Now, today, we give you another three establishments in Namibia that provide guests with the ultimate in comfort, relaxation and exclusivity. This post will be giving you a brief look at the Lianshulu Lodge, the Okahirongo Elephant Lodge and the AiAiba Lodge. 1. Lianshulu Lodge The lodge overlooks the perennial Kwando River.(Image via Expert Africa)  

Namibia's Most Exclusive Getaways (Part 1)

23rd of June 2014 11:10

Sometimes you just have to get away from it all. Lucky for you, Namibia is widely regarded as one of the best travel destinations in the world to do just this. With an extremely low population density and an incredible variety of landscapes to choose from the Land of the Brave has become a top destination for travellers looking for somewhere to retreat to. This week we are focusing on six remote and exclusive destinations. Part 1, which you have

Three New Self-drive Routes Through Namibia

11th of June 2014 11:53

Open Africa is an organisation that prides itself on promoting sustainable tourism ventures in countries like Namibia. Recently at last week’s Namibian Tourism Expo, Open Africa, in conjunction with the Namibian Tourism Board and the Millennium Challenge Account Namibia, launched three new self-drive routes through Namibia. Each self-drive route has been carefully planned out to highlight aspects of Namibia that are a little bit less well known

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