Travel News Namibia

August 28, 2019

Living history at Ombu Cultural Village

The authenticity of the Ombu Cultural Village sets it apart from other run-of-the-mill living museums. It serves as a medium to transport visitors more than a hundred years back into the past. At the same time, the village is the permanent residence of a modern-day Herero family, providing a unique and intimate perspective of the Ovaherero culture, family life and daily routines.
August 28, 2019

The mountains are calling and I must go

Our daily lives can be a wonderful maelstrom of exciting moments, and yet our hearts may still yearn for new places, new faces, new moments of unique experience. A few years ago I came across the term “Generation Wanderlust”. It struck a chord.
August 27, 2019

Heirloom, honey and seeds of the future

I think it was about four years ago, on a trip to the Palmwag area in north-western Namibia, when I found myself sitting next to a campfire once again with Simson Uri-Khob. We were not far from Ma-i-Go-Ha, Save the Rhino Trust Namibia’s HQ, and we were chatting about our upcoming Ride for Rhinos cycling tour, the beauty of the region, recent rains and other wonderfully Namibian things.
August 27, 2019

Travel Notes from a Vagabond

Willie Olivier is a veteran journalist and travel writer. He has been compiling guides and travel directories for visitors to Namibia since before independence. In this new series for Travel News Namibia, Willie compiles notes, thoughts and take-aways from his travels. Interesting facts, little-known happenings and anecdotes of the adventures of this vagabond.
August 27, 2019

Putting Things in Perspective: Journey into the Canyon

Situated directly on the edge of the canyon, the Fish River Lodge offers a view that is breath-taking in every sense of the word.
August 27, 2019

Yoga at African Monarch Lodges

In the heart of a 'Peace Park' in the north-east of Namibia, where the Kwando River meanders through the lush verdant landscape, is Nambwa Tented Lodge.
August 27, 2019

How to Start Birding

If this story will not motivate you to start birding you can just as well die and never be able to enjoy life to its fullest. If you are an anti-social animal, birding is for you. If you are a party animal and crowd pleaser you will even like it that much more, entertaining your guest with another wonderful sighting of your first 50 birds (mossies?).
August 27, 2019

Safari Food Solutions: Al fresco, pronto!

Safari Food Solutions makes self-catering easy for self-drive campers. Like so many excellent ideas over millions of years, Safari Food Solutions was born around a campfire.
August 22, 2019

THROUGH MY EYES: Jandré Germishuizen

Photographer Jandré Germishuizen grew up with a love for Namibia’s nature that led him to study conservation and guiding in South Africa. However, after returning to his homeland, Jandré gradually became more interested in turning his photography hobby into a career.
August 22, 2019

Wilderness Safaris: Travelling With a Purpose

Operating camps and safaris in six countries on the African continent, Wilderness Safaris is going into its 36th year in style by offering 8 life-changing Travel with Purpose journeys which will make an impact.
August 22, 2019

Talking to Two Beards Over a Cup of Coffee

Coffee is not only one of the world’s most popular non-alcoholic beverages, it is also – more so than anything else – responsible for kickstarting the world every morning and for getting everyone out the door and off to work.
August 20, 2019

Exploring Windhoek’s Katutura

One of the easiest ways to see the highlights of any city is to take a guided tour, but surprisingly Windhoek did not have a regular city tour operator until earlier this year when Lothem Safaris, in conjunction with the Namibia Scientific Society, launched Windhoek City Tours.
August 20, 2019

On Honeymoon in Namibia’s South

Honeymoons are a big deal... apparently. It’s supposed to be the most romantic holiday a couple can take. That’s a lot of pressure on one trip. Where in the world is this destination for two people that is sure to deliver on all of their rose-tinted expectations while still being affordable enough to leave the bank balance dent-free?
August 6, 2019

Jermain Ketji: Journey in Conservation and Tourism

Jermain Ketji is a Namibian who spent his early years outdoors as a goat herder, where his love of nature first began. Today Ketji is the Community Engagement Manager for Wilderness Safaris. He has been in community-based conservation and tourism for over twelve years, starting as a research assistant doing work in the Okavango and Caprivi regions of Namibia to piloting agricultural tourism concepts in the Omaheke Region.
August 6, 2019

Helmeringhausen: The Tiny Town with Massive Character

Small towns tend to have loads more character than cities, not even to mention the actual characters who call these towns home. When travelling, we often drive through these tiny places without giving them a second glance, because we are in such a rush to get to our destination.
August 6, 2019

A City at Your Feet: Windhoek Trails

I guess there are few countries in the world where you can drive from the centre of the capital for just 15 minutes, walk for 45 minutes and enjoy views of the city stretched out far below you. And when you make a 180 degree turn, all you see is unspoilt nature.
August 6, 2019

10 Coolest Places to Go Camping in Namibia

Why do some people love to camp and others don’t? To be honest, who cares? Luckily Namibia offers everyone the chance to travel the country and stay in the type of accommodation they prefer. Okay, with that settled, for those who DO love camping, here is a list of the ten coolest places to pitch your tent in Namibia.
August 6, 2019

Land Art: A Celebration of Water

How did it come about that a scrambled note written on a serviette in a Starbucks Café in Washington, D.C., in 2013 ended up as, well, a message about water conservation written in the sand at Namtib Biosphere Reserve in 2016? In May 2019 Anni Snyman, PC Janse van Rensburg and a team of volunteers from the Site-Specific land art collective fine-tuned the last lines of the giant earth drawing of a desert horse at Klein Aus Vista. This message of intent recently evolved into yet another possible new chapter – as I made my way down a secluded gravel road to a breathtakingly beautiful house in the middle of the desert: an artist’s retreat in the making at Wolwedans. But more about the other outcomes later: drawings of a wild horse – and the realm of “dancing wolves”.
June 27, 2019
Beer, water, save water

10 Small Ways You can Save Water During Your Stay in Namibia

June 17, 2019

Generation Wanderlust: The Coast

Your next visit to the coast can be your opportunity to explore the quaint town and experience it from a whole new angle. And for those of you who have never been there, finish reading this and then pack your bags. Swakopmund, as the adventure capital of Namibia, has a ton of exciting activities you need to try (and then boast about to your friends).

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