Flying over Namibia's Skeleton Coast

29th of November 2013 01:11

The Skeleton Coast is one of Namibia’s most remote locations. It is also one of the most beautiful and unique places in the world. This blog post will give you everything you need to know about going on a once in a lifetime flying safari to this isolated paradise.   Flying high above the dunes(Image courtesy of Natural High Safaris)   The Skeleton Coast can be difficult to get by land, as much of it is restricted and vehicles are sim


What to do in Windhoek

25th of November 2013 06:34

The bustling capital of Namibia is a city that proudly wears its history on its sleeve.  Buildings, monuments and neighborhoods not only weave a narrative of the local histories and cultures, but it also makes for fascinating sightseeing. Welcome to Windhoek! The city is clean, well organized and fairly easy to navigate, making it ideal for walking tours and casual sightseeing.  There are few must-visit sites in Windhoek that are all t


REST: Saving Namibia's Vultures

22nd of November 2013 10:58

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. Many of you may remember them from our post on Pangolin conservation, but REST also plays a leading role in the effort to conserve endangered vultures in Namibia. Read on to find out how you can help too. The Cape Griffon vulture, in flight.(Image courtesy of REST) The vultures'


Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Lizzie Shepherd

19th of November 2013 12:43

Capturing the best of Namibia on film can be as challenging as the land itself, but never fails to reward avid photographers. We asked professional photographer Lizzie Shepherd from the UK to share some of the thrills and spills of her latest expedition to Namibia. "Skeleton Coast Dunes" © www.lizzieshepherd.com   Tell us about your most unforgettable moment while shooting in Namibia. It probably won’t surprise you to know there we


Visit the Edge of Namibia's Namib Desert

14th of November 2013 02:30

Aus is a small village that can be found in Namibia’s south west. It lies on the B4 national road and is a popular site to visit for travellers exploring the deep south of Namibia or those who are making their way to or from the charming harbour town of Luderitz.   Aus, stark and beautiful. How Aus was founded Aus’ origins can be traced back to July 1915 when German forces surrendered to the South African forces who had been p


Namibia's Sesriem Canyon: Just before the dunes of Soussesvlei

12th of November 2013 05:17

Sesriem is often only thought of as just a gateway to the famous and amazing Sossusvlei, but it is also home to the Sesriem Canyon, a natural gorge carved millions of years ago by the once mighty Tsauchab River. If you are heading into the Namib and you find yourself in the Naukluft National Park of Namibia, you will no doubt hear talk of Sesriem, a small settlement with a filling station and general supplies store close to the southern end of th


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


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