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May 24, 2012

Tourism ‘The New Gold’ in Namibia

Impressive growth of visitors from nontraditional places, including China, have now put tourism ahead of gold mining in Namibia. “As more people jump into the region’s […]
June 4, 2012
Etosha park wildlife

National Parks of Namibia – A diverse suite of alternative breaks for travellers

From the icy waters of the Atlantic to the swamps of the Caprivi, shimmering white fortresses to extraordinary plants, the sweeping landscapes, magnificent game viewing and […]
June 4, 2012
Xwama Cultural Centre

Xwama Cultural Village

By Marita van Rooyen In the heart of Katutura – Windhoek’s famous township where the people originally didn’t want to live – is a little cultural […]
June 4, 2012
crafts

Art colonies and craft centres in Namibia’s small towns

How does a sleepy little town, a mere wide spot in the road in the middle of Southern Africa, become an art colony, enticing both artists […]
June 4, 2012

Travel Namibia: Top Five Adventures

By Marita van Rooyen South Africa has Table Mountain, Botswana has vast numbers of wildlife, Zimbabwe has Vic Falls, Angola has diamonds and Zambia has the […]
June 5, 2012

TOSCO Trust launched – assisting human/wildlife conflict

“Following a series of recent human/wildlife conflict incidents in Namibian communal lands, impassioned tour guides and tour operators came together to contribute towards improving the situation […]
June 5, 2012

Experiencing Damara culture first-hand

The Anmire Cultural Village is a community-based tourism enterprise that is locally owned and managed by the Khowarib community. Profits from the enterprise go to members […]
June 5, 2012

Conservation initiatives in the central Namib

Conservation initiatives in the central Namib The 250-km stretch of coastline demarcated as the National West Coast Tourist Recreation Area is the only part of Namibia’s […]
June 8, 2012

Conserving the desert-adapted black rhino

The Namib Desert is home to the last truly wild stronghold of black rhino. Through the work of Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), IRDNC, MET and the […]
June 8, 2012

Ecotourism – a contradiction in terms?

Do all the tour operators who advertise in their promotional material that they practise ecotourism necessarily understand the term? Have some of them simply climbed on […]
June 12, 2012

Don’t miss the adventure at the Tourism Expo this year (08.06.2012)

BY JANA-MARI SMITH Tourism in Namibia continues to grow. At the launch of the 14th Namibian Tourism Expo yesterday, Environment and Tourism Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said […]
June 12, 2012
Shannon Stowell

Adventure Travel Namibia: a never-ending story

BY JANA-MARI SMITH Whether or not Namibia hosts the Adventure Travel summit next year, our country has already left its stamp on this growing industry. According […]
June 12, 2012

More Namibians need to be educated on sustainable living (30/05/2012)

Fifteen youth officers and coordinators from the environmental education unit at the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture participated in a weeklong sustainable living […]
June 12, 2012

Namibia Tourism Expo reaches new heights

Close to 20 000 visitors braved the cold snap in Windhoek last week to visit the 14th Namibia Tourism Expo. A total of 19 518 visitors […]
June 13, 2012

Leopards roam the north of Namibia

Leopards occur in relatively large numbers on commercial and communal farmlands, where hundreds are killed annually for periodically taking livestock. To resolve the conflict between leopards […]
June 13, 2012

Securing the future of Namibia’s large carnivores

There is much concern about certain of Namibia’s carnivore species, notably lions, spotted hyaenas and wild dogs. Small populations of these animals inhabit vast areas, making […]
June 13, 2012

Paradise in Namibia

Most visitors come to Namibia to luxuriate in its vast open spaces, its richness of wildlife, its spectacular and varied landscapes, and its fascinating cultures. Most […]
June 14, 2012

Namibia country lodges close shop

Jana-Mari Smith After one and a half decades in the tourism industry, the owners of Namibia Country Lodges have decided to put their properties and other […]
June 14, 2012

Namibia becomes top Dark Sky destination

Namibia’s NamibRand Nature Reserve – one of Africa’s largest private reserves – has officially become the world’s latest International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR). Awarded this prestigious […]
June 14, 2012

Namibia’s annual Chef of the Year competition kicks off

The annual Chef of the Year Competition – organised by the Namibian Chefs Association (NCA) – aims to showcase high quality Namibian culinary skills, Namibian products, […]

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