Sossusvlei & the Namib-Naukluft Park Stories

June 4, 2012
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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

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 […]
July 12, 2012

Namib-Naukluft Park: Ten million years – one hundredth anniversary

By Mary Seely, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia The Namib: The oldest desert in the world. The desert with the highest biodiversity of any hyper-arid area. […]
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
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Naukluft Experience – In the realm of the mountain zebra

by Michaela Kanzler Large basins of clear water sparkle among rocks polished to a velvety smoothness. Bright-red dragonflies sunbathe on the short brush lining the banks. […]
July 18, 2012
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Naukluft Geology – Mountain range on the move

by Sven-Eric Kanzler There is no doubt about it: Naukluft is a fascinating picture book for geologists and laymen with an interest in geology. And those […]
November 6, 2012

Impressions of Namibia – thoughts on sand

This guest blog was written by French visitor Natacha Faullimmel who jotted down her impressions – all the weird, wonderful idiosyncrasies she picked up on – while […]
March 6, 2013

Kolmanskop Namibia: a jazz band serenades ghosts

Text by Ron Swilling Photographs Dan & Brenda Shout The unruly south-westerly wind died down. “We checked our musical instruments one final time on the stage […]
May 3, 2013

The legendary Kolmanskop – Diamond glitter

By Ron Swilling Although today the roofs of the old ghost town are tumbling in and sand blow through doorways to create artistic masterpieces and provide […]
May 3, 2017

The memory of places

A short history of some amazing Namibian locations, now managed by Namibia Wildlife Resorts
December 6, 2017

Camel-thorn trees in the desert and what we can learn from them

January 24, 2018
Clyde is a young hyena from the Skeleton Coast clan, Emsie Verwey.

Beauty and the Beasts…

For the love of hyenas: Emsie Verwey shares insight into the Skeleton Coast Brown Hyaena Project, which she runs from the research centre at the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp.
January 30, 2018

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

There’s no question about it: Namibia is filled to the brim with fantastic destinations. Namibia Wildlife Resorts’ Naukluft Campsite to the south is one of them. It’s easy to get to from Windhoek and is a fun getaway for those precious Namibian long-weekends. Take a few tips from us and make sure your stay at the Naukluft is one to remember:
March 7, 2018

Unexpected Inhabitants of the Namib

When exploring the vast Namib Sand Sea, one may come across the occasional small rock, as seemingly lifeless as the surrounding area. Upon lifting the rock, a pseudoscorpion or two may be found – kilometres away from other visible life forms, let alone civilisation. Pseudoscorpions are tiny creatures, several millimetres long, resembling scorpions yet lacking the tail or stinger. Occasionally found perching on flowers, they can wait for flies, bees, or butterflies in order to catch a ride by clinging to a leg and then detaching themselves whenever it is deemed suitable, hence these tiny terrestrial arthropods show up in distant and remote places. In 1969 biologist Peter Weygoldt wrote in his aptly named academic book The Biology of Pseudoscorpions, “Sometimes I am asked why I study animals so unimportant to human life and economy as pseudoscorpions. There is one simple answer: every aspect of nature that interests the human mind is worthy of study whether or not it is of direct importance to man”.
April 24, 2018

A road trip to heaven down the C27

A trip down to Namibia's south has many exciting stop-overs in store and more than one stunning landscape to keep visitors in awe.
April 24, 2018

The Town Built on a Rock

Three days and three nights in Lüderitz. The cool weather welcomes us after the heat that drove us from the desert near Sossusvlei. Settled in at the Nest Hotel’s Crayfish Bar and Lounge with a beer, overlooking the bay, we are glad about the exchange of sand for sea. Exploration
April 24, 2018

Experience the Wild West at the Kanaan N/a’an ku sê Desert Retreat

Your stay at the Kanaan N/a’an ku sê Desert Retreat is bound to be memorable. The 35 000 hectares of land served as a sheep farm before it was gradually returned to its natural state. The Kanaan N/a’an ku sê Desert Retreat shares 36 km of its border with Namib- Naukluft National Park. Its desert landscape is characterised by the same rust-coloured dunes and dramatic grey clouds when a thunderstorm approaches.
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'.
May 18, 2018

Top 10 Romantic Namibian Honeymoon Destinations

A stunning location like Namibia is bound to have its fair share of isolated spots with which to tempt the starry-eyed newlyweds. That is why we've compiled a short list of the ten most romantic places in Namibia for royally in love couples to spend their honeymoons.
July 4, 2018

Namib Sky Balloon Safaris

Imagine yourself floating across gentle waves of air as the first golden rays of a bright morning peek over towering sand dunes and ragged mountain tops. It is an otherworldly glow. It is early still, yet the Namib Desert’s famous sunshine beckons from the horizon as you drift along. Below, a sea of sand creates a mosaic of hues and patterns on the earth’s surface.

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