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Let’s face it. Having Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt choose Namibia as the birthplace for their first biological child (tomboy Shiloh) and Charlize Theron shooting a movie on the shores of our coast for the past few months, is something Namibians are quite proud of.

By the way, this is not Charlize’s first visit to Namibia – we have reliable information that a few years ago the Oscar-winning blonde visited a few beautiful, remote lodges in the Kunene Region and elsewhere .

Himba, Namibia,

Muhapikwa and Karekare, Himba from the Kunene region.

This illustrates that celebrities favour Namibia as a quiet getaway opportunity. They regard it as a place where they are left to their own devices and can really enjoy a genuine, private holiday away from their jobs and the rat race of popularity and camera flashes.

And then you hear of a celebrity who didn’t choose a top-notch hide-away in one of Namibia’s exclusive getaways, but instead opted to get down to basics with a group of Himba – and we mean, truly, naked and unabashed, natural basics.

After a supper of pap and black tea, Simson and I retired to our tent. I fell asleep to a cacophony of crickets and bellowing cows. (excerpt

And for all this trouble, Emma Thompson (we love her!) decides to write about her totally out-of-this-world experience and manages to win international recognition for her barefoot bravery.

We here at Travel News Namibia think she truly deserves the tourism award she bagged for her wonderful, no-holds-barred account of her stay in northern Namibia.

Go for it Emma, and we can’t wait to see you again.

Another beautiful quote:

Around me, in the fading light, their life enfolded: the girls gossiped and breastfed; Mama elbowed a dog investigating the pap pot; kids scuffed up the dust herding the goats back into the corral; chickens hopped into the tree tops to roost; young men called the cattle, which glided home like ghost ships.

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Travel News Namibia is a high-quality glossy Namibia travel and lifestyle magazine tasked with promoting Namibia to the world. With riveting stories, first-hand encounters and magnificent photographs showcasing tourism, travel, nature, adventure and conservation, TNN is the ultimate and most comprehensive guide to exploring Namibia. Travel News Namibia is published in five different editions per year. These include four English- language editions and one German. Travel News Namibia is for sale in Namibia and South Africa.

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