Camp Stories

July 17, 2012

Campsite Journal: Epupa – an exotic oasis in the wilderness

by Christine Hugo Word about excessive amounts of rain in the area around the Epupa Falls had us all excited, and we were expecting a spectacular […]
July 18, 2012

Exploring the Naukluft on foot – Maps and Facts

By Sven-Eric Kanzler A steep rock face broken by the odd ledge towers above our heads. Despite the iron chain it is not easy to make […]
July 18, 2012
SPitzkoppe

Camping at Spitzkoppe

I’m finding it difficult to write a campsite journal this month. Not because we’ve already explored all of Namibia’s campsites, but because it’s impossible to be […]
July 19, 2012
epupa falls

Epupa Falls Campsite – on the banks of the Kunene

by Ron Swilling A hundred and eighty kilometres north of Opuwo, the Kunene River plunges 35 metres into the gorge below. A few baobab trees cling […]
July 26, 2012

Campsites of the north-central regions

A collection of culture, history and natural beauty by Ron Swilling King Nehale Gate, the northern entrance of the Etosha National Park situated just 44 kilometres […]
August 31, 2012
epupa

Camping in the Epupa environs

It’s with a song in my heart that I can report that very little has changed for campers at Epupa for more than a decade. The […]
August 31, 2012

A campsite journal: Enyandi campsite – tranquil, pristine and totally remote

by Peter Bridgeford If you want to pitch your tent at the most exclusive camping spot in all of Namibia, Enyandi Camp is the place for […]
November 13, 2012

Camping in Namibia – Omandumba

by Susann Kinghorn  I have nothing against staying in hotels, guesthouses or lodges, but have you ever been reconnected with nature on an inexpensive camping adventure? […]
December 11, 2012

2012 / 2013 Rules & Regulations: Dorob National Park

It is that time of the year when everyone can slow down and relax. For many that means packing their cars and heading to the coast […]
December 17, 2013

Community-based tourism – Go camping for culture!

Compiled Marita van Rooyen “There’s a land of wide-open spaces, so many, many, many faces… Share the culture I say, only then will you know your […]
July 26, 2017

Olifantsrus: What a first impression!

Olifantsrus is the perfect place for selected animal watching. By "selected" I mean you select your seat at the hide and buckle down for some serious eye trawling over the medley of animals at the waterhole.
December 20, 2017

Generation Wanderlust goes to Waterberg

“You said you and me was gonna get outta town and, for once, just really let our hair down. Well, darlin’, look out, ’cause my hair is comin’ down!” – Thelma and Louise Two girls, one car and one chance to get out of town and have an adventure. Sound familiar? Wheels on the road, the sky a wide arc above us and only the black line of the road stretched out in front of us. Our destination? The Waterberg Plateau National Park. Just two hours from Namibia’s capital, the Waterberg is easy to get to, fun to explore and great for families. For two chicks though? Well, we’re not unfamiliar with “roughing it” and, in fact, that’s our usual setting. Turning off the B1 that runs like a bloodline through Namibia from its southern border to the north-eastern tip, we waved at traffic officers on duty, who smiled cheerfully and waved us through, after curiously glancing into our car looking for the men that they guessed must be hidden somewhere. Nope, no guys, just us two girls.
January 24, 2018

Luxury on the Open Road: Camper-living for the ultimate Namibian self drive adventure!

Endless stretches of both asphalt and gravel dissect and are scattered across, over and through the vast plains, hills and valleys of this beautiful country. So often the greatest Namibian adventures lie just around the next bend or just beyond the next turn-of. For the avid traveller, the adventurer at heart, nothing quite beats the freedom and wonder of a self-drive safari through this spectacular corner of Africa. But what if staying in lodges isn’t quite your thing? Do you prefer the rugged appeal of camping, minus the hassle? Well, what if we told you that there’s a middle ground? The term is ‘glamping’. A combination of the luxuries and style of lodge-living and the freedom and often unparalleled immersion in nature by camping.
January 30, 2018

How to make the most out of your experience at NWR Naukluft Camp

January 30, 2018

Tracking Tracks through Africa

In the middle of Kigali, on the car park of a hotel, we had to replace the clutch of our camper. It took longer than anticipated, because replacing the clutch meant the engine had to be removed, which is slightly more time consuming when the contraption with which to lift the engine out, arrives in the back of a taxi. Up to that point, there had been some other mechanical challenges along our 14,000 km road trip, which – I want to add for the record – did not involve our Land Rover only. Just before we entered Burundi one of the Cruisers needed to get a gearbox fixed and we spent 24 hours playing cards in the yard of the mechanic shop while waiting for parts to be bussed in from Dar es Salaam. Then came the big problem, which actually brings me to the beginning of my story. The alternator packed up. With my limited knowledge of what goes on under the hood, to me, this only meant no air-conditioning in the truck, in mid-summer on the equator. What happened then seemed like magic to me. In the sprawling capital of Uganda, we typed in “Landrover Dealer Kampala” on the iPad app and there it was – a pinpoint in a maze on the screen. We were certainly not the first travellers looking for this place because if we were it would not have been on this amazing app. As the left-seat passenger, I never bothered to find out why we always arrived at our precise destination.
April 24, 2018

The Camping Files: Chrisna Greeff

April 24, 2018

Senior Safari – Not an Oxymoron

If your vision of vacationers in Africa is confined to young, fit, twenty-year-olds with state-of-the-art rucksacks, think again. Namibia is the land for all ages, even prehistoric creatures like me and my friends.
April 25, 2018

Generation Wanderlust: Bushsurfing in the Naukluft Mountains

Namib-Naukluft National Park was our destination – the largest park in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. For the next three days, the answer to any question was 'bikini'.
April 25, 2018

5 Reasons Why the Okavango River is a Must-Visit Destination

Okay, so it’s true that the north-eastern Kavango and Zambezi regions aren’t the quintessential desert landscapes one may associate with Namibia. They are as lush and green as a southern African region can get, but they are still part of the country and often offer a welcome reprieve from the arid beauty that is a trademark of this special corner of Africa. That said, the first glimpse you catch of the mighty Okavango River as it meanders along the north-eastern edge of Namibia, creating a natural border with our neighbour Angola, will be a sight for dry eyes.
July 4, 2018

Kamanjab – Place of Stone

During a drive down to Windhoek, Nina van Schalkwyk stopped in the dusty little town of Kamanjab, where she was charmed by its surprising creativity, cheerful inhabitants and a sheep that can’t keep its pants on.

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