March 29, 2017

Forging a model for ecotourism – Sperrgebiet National Park

A little over a decade ago only a handful of conservationists and diamond prospectors were familiar with the unique beauty of the 26 000-square-kilometre Sperrgebiet. When the area was proclaimed a national park in 2008, it was a dream come true, giving conservationists the opportunity to showcase one of the last true wilderness areas in the world, while at the same time protecting it from a flood of tourists and their inevitable footprint.
March 28, 2017

Discover Kaokoland

Your voyage of discovery through Namibia will literally take your breath away, as the country has it all – from dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife and a population that is friendly, culturally diverse and photogenic – to an excellent road and tourist infrastructure and oodles of elbow room.
March 27, 2017

The status of Namibia’s Hartmann’s zebra

Historically, Hartmann’s zebra had a continuous distribution range extending from Mossamedes in Angola to just south of the Orange River in South Africa. In Angola, Hartmann’s zebra occurred in the Iona National Park immediately to the north of the Kunene River. In earlier times this sub-species also occurred in the Cape Province of South Africa.
March 23, 2017

Facts on elephants in Namibia

Learn more about the elephants in Namibia.
March 22, 2017

Nature first at Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Tented Camp has been named as one of four finalists in the Responsible Tourism Awards for 2017.
March 20, 2017

Local knowledge and local dogs

The people in the southern Kunene Region live in a starkly beautiful part of Namibia. To the visitor, it appears to be an undisturbed wilderness where rocky, red moonscapes meet endless blue skies. It is the home of famously desert-adapted plants and animals, where life continues despite the lack of rain and scorching sun. It is easy to forget that there are people here too. Like the wildlife with which they share the land, the people must be tough and resourceful to survive in this harsh environment.
March 16, 2017

Facts on the environment in Namibia #3

Facts on the environment in Namibia continued
March 14, 2017

A walk in the park

Every city has, or should have, its lungs – its mountains, parks, green places and gardens. Situated off Sam Nujoma Avenue, en route to the leafy suburb of Klein Windhoek and the airport, lies Windhoek’s leafy centre.
March 10, 2017

Surf and Turf – Namibia top to bottom

In the middle of the Namib – the world’s oldest desert – where a carpet of sandy plains and dunes unrolls towards every horizon, it may be natural to think there’s no water anywhere in Namibia. Au contraire!
March 9, 2017

Human-elephant conflict on the decline?

Namibia's elephant population is increasing, yet cases of human-wildlife conflict have been declining compared to previous years.
March 8, 2017

Can KAZA benefit wildlife and people?

KAZA is about the size of Sweden, covering around 520 000 square kilometres. It embraces national parks, game reserves, forest reserves, community conservancies and wildlife management areas.
March 7, 2017

The domestication of the African wild cat

Popular wisdom and speculation tell us that the ancient Egyptians domesticated the African wild cat Felix lybica 5 000 years ago into what today are our household pets. If you look at any source, you’ll find references of how the cats were caught and put into granaries to keep mice and rats in check. Why they stayed there is not known and how they became pets of the Egyptians is also not known. But the cat did have a special place in Egypt where they were worshiped as gods, and I’ve seen statues of their likeness at the Temple of Karnak at Luxor.
March 6, 2017

Damaraland Camp long-listed for African Responsible Tourism Award

Wilderness Safaris Damaraland Camp in Namibia has been long-listed for a 2017 African Responsible Tourism Award in the Best Accommodation for Social Inclusion category.
March 2, 2017

The amazing Anaboom – a vital source of browse and nectar

The Namib Desert appears to be a dry and dusty place where plants and animals battle against temperature extremes, strong winds and lack of moisture. Yet through this seemingly barren wilderness run lifelines of vegetation – linear oases that provide food and shelter for many organisms ranging from tiny microbes to elephants and giraffe.
March 1, 2017

What to do when you encounter desert elephants

In light of recent incidents of human-wildlife conflict in the country the organisation Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA) has shared some tips for those that will be visiting the Ugab River area, that live in the area or that may encounter the desert elephants.

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