A Taste of Namibia: Kamanjab Steaks

11th of January 2013 11:09

A quintessential Namibian experience is the family braai or barbecue, but not just anyone can man the grill - it needs to be the braaimaster, and their skills will be on trial! If you want to make the cut with your Namibian friends, try this recipe for Kamanjab Steaks, taken from My Hungry Heart by Antoinette de Chavonnes Vrug (and published in Travel News Namibia, which you can download online thorugh our app here) You'll need 2kg of venis


EXTREME NAMIBIA - The World's HIGHEST Dunes

9th of January 2013 12:45

Namibia is a country of almost-superlatives. The second-least densely populated country in the world is also one of the newest, and is home to some of: the largest dunes, the darkest skies, the oldest cultures, the biggest conservation areas in Africa, the world's last rhinos and the most complex languages on the planet - to name but a few! In this weekly blog series we explore some of Namibia's extremes, and share with you practical information


And we have a Sweepstakes Winner!

28th of December 2012 02:26

        Many of you have been asking, “Who won the Share My Namibia Grand Prize?” Well – we’re sorry, but unfortunately it wasn’t you. Our lucky winner is Vivienne from Boston, Massachusetts. A life coach and lifelong environmental activist, she is serendipitously on a year's sabbatical. Vivienne chose her sister Jane, a potter and graphic artist, to travel with her, and the two will take a 12 day road tr


Unique, ethical Christmas gifts - in Swakopmund

21st of December 2012 03:32

For anyone with hard-to-please relatives, in search of last-minute stocking fillers, or simply trying to shop in a more ethical way this Chrismas, a little shop in Swakopmund may just have the answer. Kubatsirana Arts and Crafts shop sells a range of unique products, including natural creams and salt scrubs made from locally-sourced !nara seeds (used by indigenous people to soothe thhe skin for generations); !nara seed cooking oil; hand-stitched


Travel News Namibia Summer Edition Out Now!

20th of December 2012 03:41

The new summer edition of Travel News Namibia magazine is live on our Namibia Info app - with lots of ideas for ways to spend your coastal holiday away from the heat of the interior! Feature articles include a trip to Sandwich Harbour; information about the Desert Dash - the ultimate mountain biking challenge; Tsumeb - a hidden jewel near Etosha; the Living Desert Snake Park; and a recipe for the rare omajova mushrooms. The app is available in A


Guest Post: Paola's Namibia

19th of December 2012 09:35

Paola Sartori is a guide with Canada's Gray & Co, who has led tour groups on cycling trips around the world. She describes her traveling style as "curious, active, engaged; I want to see it all, to experience everything." Paola came to Namibia in November for a ten day introductory tour of the country, and says it is a "vast, passionate, surprising" country. Here she shares some of her thoughts about Namibia: For me, the highlight of th


A Taste of Namibian Wine at Kristall Kellerei

17th of December 2012 09:41

Located between Namibia’s national capital - Windhoek - and adventure capital - Swakopmund - is the small artists' community of Omaruru. Turning off the highway, visitors are immediately greeted by twisting knots of wood, several meters high, carved into elephants and giraffes; photographers' galleries; and pleasant, shaded cafes. Omaruru is a unique Namibian town with a not-so-well-kept secret: a picturesque vineyard with internationally renow


Namibia's Desert Dash - 24 Hours of Cycling Endurance

13th of December 2012 10:19

"More than an endurance mountain bike race, the FNB Desert Dash is a wild beast that lures you, challenges you and allows only a few to stay on its back. It's a 369km, 24 hour fight between human and nature, body and mind." - www.desertdashnamibia.com Photo from Desert Dash Tomorrow, 14th December, around 450 hardcore cyclists will be strapping on helmets, stretching calves and pumping up tires in preapration for Namibia's eighth annual Des


Meet Pally - Swakopmund's ULTIMATE Sandboarding Instructor

10th of December 2012 06:16

Namibia is known as the "Land of the Brave" - but that's not the way many people would feel if they found themselves lying face down at the top of an enormous sand dune, preparing to whizz down it on a piece of waxed hardboard at a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour. But if you ever find yourself in Swakopmund - recently voted one of Africa's Best 25 Destinations in Africa on TripAdvisor - this is just the position you may find yourself in. S


FAST Facts About Cheetahs!

4th of December 2012 01:47

Did you know that today, 4 December, is International Cheetah Day? Namibia's own Cheetah Conservation Fund hopes the day will "increase worldwide awareness about Africa and Iran’s most endangered cat.” Namibia's commitment to conservation has provided a healthy environment for studying about the cheetah population and how to strengthen its numbers. To help you mark International Cheetah Day, here are some FAST facts about the world'


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