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


Exploring Namibia's Caves

31st of January 2014 12:44

Namibia is not only renowned for its amazing wildlife and wide variety of people but also its unique geology. In this blog post we will be looking at three very different Namibian caves that members of the public can visit and explore. There are over a hundred known caves in Namibia and most them are found in the Otjozondjupa Region in the north eastern territories of the country. Many theories have tried to explain the role that the caves have p


The Wild Dogs of Namibia

29th of January 2014 04:00

The African wild dog or Lycaon pictus is truly one of nature’s wonders. Its intelligence, social pack structure and beauty make it one of the most interesting animals to track and view on safari. Namibian conservation groups are currently trying to bring these canines back from the brink of extinction and now you can help.  Getting to know the African wild dog Once these animals could be found in over 39 countries across the African contin


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