July 19, 2017
July 12, 2017
Welcome to the cool, dry season! It takes just about six weeks after the final rains in April for the grass in the veld to fade through grey to yellow, creating great waving swathes of golden meadows stretching as far as the eye can see – stark, beautiful and matched with clear, brilliant-blue skies overhead.
July 11, 2017
July 6, 2017
Cattle graze peacefully in the green pastures, and traditional reed and mud huts stand out between fields of mahangu and sorghum, some right next to the main roads – to allow better access to resources and transport. Activities can be observed from your vehicle, or better still, from one of the designated picnic spots under the abundant trees. The area is wild and untamed, giving a glimpse of the ‘real’ Africa. The biggest attraction of the Kavango and Zambezi regions is still the rugged, rural life that can be observed even when only passing through.
July 5, 2017
July 4, 2017
Contrary to popular belief, storks do deliver babies to new parents. The only inaccuracy in the myth is that while it was initially thought that only White Storks were involved in this malpractice, it is now a well-known that, in fact, there are also other species in Namibia that take part in this activity.
July 3, 2017
I often wonder what the easiest route is to take through Windhoek’s CBD that would give one the best views of the city. There are certain buildings that I love, certain places that I want to show everyone who visits, so that’s why it had me thinking: what’s the best way to go when you’re on foot?
June 29, 2017
June 21, 2017
A happy snappy borrowed from my parents got me interested in photography from a young age, but it was obviously limited in what I expected from a camera. I bought my first proper camera when I was working on the Orange River as a river guide. Being out on the water every day I saw the most amazing birds, wildlife and scenery and I needed a camera that could capture these magical moments perfectly.
June 19, 2017
There is magic in this desert. For four days in April it appeared in the landscape, the message and the messengers, when four fabulous Namibian artists came together to share their plea to save the rhino. Here is a glimpse of how it all came together.
June 16, 2017
It's not every day that your boyfriend decides to whisk you away on a romantic weekend getaway to Africa Safari Lodge, with a special picked up from Today. I was lucky enough to have the chance to do just that. So, on Friday after work, we set off into the sunset.
June 15, 2017
It is rather daunting to be the first contributor for a new series to grace the last page of Travel News Namibia in future. I spent many hours contemplating the perfect topic to write about. Should I try to be witty, sentimental, clever or preachy. Often in situations like these, when one wants to create a masterpiece, the outcome is determined by the pressure of the deadline. To choose an example of what to share with you as being "My Namibia" from a lifetime of experiences. What made the strongest impression on my heart and my eye during the past year?
June 14, 2017
Few people are in as fortunate and opportune a position to constantly capture amazing photos as tour guides. This season we follow three photographers who mainstream as guides travelling across the country or hosting guests at lodges. Every trip may be unique, and each experience special in its own way, but you can be sure that it is your guide that will make your journey to Namibia unforgettable!
June 13, 2017
There are landscapes in which we feel above us not sky but space. Something larger, deeper than sky is sensed, is seen, although in such settings the sky itself is invariably immense.
June 12, 2017
For many tourists who come to Namibia, Windhoek is not the main attraction, but merely a stop-over, a place to quickly refuel or await your flights. It’s easy enough to stay busy in this capital city, where tourism is still the main income for many—except on a Sunday, when everything kind of closes down. Which got me thinking... If you have just one day in Windhoek, and it’s a Sunday, what do you do?