Go Big Namibia Day 1: A taste of the BIG CITY

24th of August 2013 08:54

  Emeritta Lillo is on the road with the #GoBigNamibia tour. Each day she'll be sharing their adventures, so stay tuned for some handy travel tips and inspiration. Follow the team on Twitter @NamibiaHorizons #GoBigNamibia and Facebook for a chance to win   Our adventure begins in Windhoek with a mix of history, local food and local culture. We headed down to Katutura to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Windhoek’s popular S

Follow the Go Big Namibia Explorers on their Adventure Roadtrip

23rd of August 2013 09:10

This month we're kicking off our #GoBigNamibia campaign. This campaign is all about showcasing the excitement and wonder Namibia holds for travelers who are willing to go the extra mile. We have selected five adventure seekers from around the world to experience Namibia's sweeping landscapes, cultural diversity and high adrenaline adventure activities. The Go Big Namibia campaign The 20th of August 2013 marks the beginning of Namibia Tourism Boa

Celebrating the Heroes of Namibia

23rd of August 2013 09:03

On August the 26th 1966 the first shots were fired in Namibia’s war for independence at the battle of Omugulugwombashe in Namibia's central Northern region. It would take 23 years for Namibia to achieve independence but it is these first acts of armed resistance that are being commemorated on Monday 26th August. Heroes’ Day is celebrated every year in Namibia in an effort to never forget the sacrifices and efforts of all the proud Namibians w

A Day Hike into Namibia's Fish River Canyon

16th of August 2013 01:48

Hiking in the Fish River Canyon Words and pictures by Roderick MacLeod It begins I woke up after spending a night in the Fish River Lodge knowing that my day would be a busy one. I had signed up for a full day hike into the second largest canyon in the world: the Fish River canyon. The hike would be a ten-hour affair; five hours into the canyon and five hours to get out of the canyon before dark settled on the land. As you can expect the d

Capture Namibia: Photography Tips from Jandre Germishuizen

12th of August 2013 10:39

Namibian pro photographer, Jandre Germishuizen, shares a few local secrets on what it takes to capture the best of his homeland... Tell us about your most unforgettable moment while shooting in Namibia.    I was in the southern part of Namibia and there was a big storm brewing. I was already packing up as the storm drew ever closer. At the last minute the clouds opened and lit up and old Camel thorn tree. The big sky country yet again

Celebrate World Lion Day by Helping the Lions of Namibia

8th of August 2013 11:21

Saturday the 10th of August 2013 is the first time that World Lion Day will be celebrated. To coincide with this landmark day the TOSCO trust has decided to offer a two night all inclusive safari adventure at Wilderness Safaris’ Damaraland Camp for one lucky couple. All you have to do to enter this competition is read the post below and then follow the links and the instructions and you could be chosen to experience two nights with a partner in

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

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