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July 6, 2012

National Botanical Research Institute: Conserving the diversity of Namibia’s plant life

By Ginger Mauney In the field there is often a fine line between what can kill you and what can cure you. It can be found […]
July 9, 2012

Nominated for the prestigious UNDP Equator Initiative Prize

By Josephine Ashipala, Integrated Environmental Consultants Namibia In 2006 I was like many young graduates. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Biology and Geography […]
July 13, 2012

Namibian Dolphin Project – Baseline data urgently needed

By Dr Simon Elwen, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria The ocean off Namibia has been severely affected by overfishing in the last few decades. As […]
July 15, 2012

Community Forestry in Namibia Integrated forest management

by Rolf-D Sprung, German Development Service (DED) More than 30 women and men swarm through the forest, collecting branches and trunk pieces scattered over the ground from […]
August 12, 2012

Travellers’ PHOTO Gallery

Passengers on Air Namibia are invited to share memorable moments with fellow passengers on this page in FLAMIGO. A selection of the most striking images are […]
September 3, 2012

Onduruquea Guest Farm

A deeper look to see the magic by Marita van Rooyen “We like to have small groups of guests. It’s much better for sharing stories around […]
September 3, 2012

Africa Leisure Travel – From the practical to the exotic

by Ron Swilling Imagine white marquees in a landscape of desert dunes and shimmering bamboo lanterns. The task of imagining is the work of Willie van […]
November 12, 2012

The indefatigable commiphoras – hardy, varied, adaptable

Nature Notes by Amy Schoeman The weird, fantastically shaped commiphoras of Namibia’s arid and semi-arid regions are an important component of Namibian flora. Represented by 25 […]
January 22, 2013
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Paul van Schalkwyk finalist in Hasselblad Masters 2014

The work of well-known local photographer, Paul van Schalkwyk has reached new heights with the announcement that he is shortlisted as a finalist for the Hasselblad […]
February 25, 2013
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Landmark Flamingo tracking project underway in Namibia

Three flamingos (codenamed NFX, NFF and NFZ) were successfully fitted with sophisticated GPS satellite tracking devices at Mile 4 Saltworks, Swakopmund over the past month. This […]
March 4, 2013
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Activities at Onjala Lodge

UPDATE: Now you can gaze at the stars too Photos and text by Marita van Rooyen “After a tour around the country you should stay at […]
March 6, 2013

Conflict and Costume – a documentary of Herero dress

Review by Bill Torbitt Released during February by Merrell Publishers is fashion photographer Jim Naughten’s latest book, Conflict and Costume, where the author compares the ethereal […]
April 4, 2013
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Carnival Namibia

WIKA! WIKA! WIKA! Text Gerine Hoff & Photography courtesy of Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) Hundreds of litres of beer, oompah tunes and entertainment of the highest […]
May 3, 2013

Cycle the city of Windhoek

Anna Mafilwa, the vibrant little lady of KatuTours, has just introduced two new facets to her popular ‘pumping pedals through the hood’ expeditions. The Self Tour […]
May 3, 2013

Etosha National Park: Dreaming at Dolomite

Text and photographs Annabelle Venter While reclining in my canvas deckchair, listening to the whinnying zebra kicking up dust clouds far below, I can hardly believe that […]
August 13, 2013

Stargazing – astronomy work group launched

Gazing at the beautiful night sky…… On the 13th June 2013 an inception meeting took place at the Namibia Scientific Society. Those in attendance were people […]
August 19, 2013
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Golfing in Namibia

Golfing tourism in Namibia European golfers should consider coming to Namibia after September, following the European golfing season. Packages include a Namibian golfing safari coupled with […]
August 21, 2013
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Namibia – Stargazing

With its generally cloudless night sky, especially in the dry winter months, minimal contamination by artificial light and air pollution, and excellent view of the southern […]
February 25, 2014

Air Namibia and Union talks stall

Wage negotiations which began last year between Air Namibia and the Namibia Transport and Allied Workers Union (Natau) reached a deadlock yesterday. Natau deputy general secretary, […]
August 13, 2014

Wild horses of the Namib

Text and photographs Ron Swilling | Main photograph Paul van Schalkwyk ‘The ground trembled, gravel flew, dust rose. Twelve horses galloped past me, so close I […]

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