Destinations stories

June 4, 2012

National Parks of Namibia – A diverse suite of alternative breaks for travellers

From the icy waters of the Atlantic to the swamps of the Caprivi, shimmering white fortresses to extraordinary plants, the sweeping landscapes, magnificent game viewing and […]
June 4, 2012

Xwama Cultural Village

By Marita van Rooyen In the heart of Katutura – Windhoek’s famous township where the people originally didn’t want to live – is a little cultural […]
June 4, 2012

Travel Namibia: Top Five Adventures

By Marita van Rooyen South Africa has Table Mountain, Botswana has vast numbers of wildlife, Zimbabwe has Vic Falls, Angola has diamonds and Zambia has the […]
June 13, 2012

Leopards roam the north of Namibia

Leopards occur in relatively large numbers on commercial and communal farmlands, where hundreds are killed annually for periodically taking livestock. To resolve the conflict between leopards […]
June 18, 2012

The return of the whales

By Amy Schoeman A gradual homecoming to Namibia’s coastal waters Baleen whales were once plentiful in the seas off Namibia’s coast, but by the turn of […]
June 19, 2012

The Henties Bay environs – Spectacular but sensitive

Situated in the National West Coast Tourist Recreation Area, (NWCTRA) Henties Bay offers the nature lover an attractive but highly sensitive natural environment with diversified fauna […]
June 19, 2012

Linking Namibia’s Skeleton Coast with Angola’s IONA

A transfrontier conservation area (TFCA) that will link the Skeleton Coast Park with Iona National Park across the Kunene River in Angola is expected to be […]
June 19, 2012

Protecting Walvis Bay’s natural and human environment

The Walvis Bay Local Agenda 21 Project (WB LA21), a three-year project concerned with both the environment and the development of Walvis Bay, is now close […]
June 21, 2012

Sharing Zambezi and Chobe’s fish

Managing Namibia’s shared freshwater fish resources in the Zambezi and Chobe rivers requires setting up a detailed database of the aquatic resources by researchers from Namibia, […]
June 21, 2012

Up close and personal with Namibia’s coast

By Jana-Mari Smith If you’ve ever wanted a complete summary of Namibia’s coastline, its people and animals, its unique weather patterns and landscapes, its past and […]
July 9, 2012

Etosha 100 – In the flash of a century

The Etosha we witness today is not remotely like the wilderness of 1851; it is not even akin to the starting date of 1907 we celebrate. The human footprint, heavily weighted by technology, has changed the face of ‘the great white place’ beyond anything that the stern, uniformed Governor of German South West Africa could imagine when he penned the proclamation of Game Reserve No 2 on 22 March 1907.
July 9, 2012

Etosha Pan – A wetland of international importance

By Shirley Bethune and Kevin Roberts, Wetlands Working Group The Etosha National Park is celebrating its centenary this year. Far older by millions of years is […]
July 9, 2012

Kuiseb River – The lifeline of coastal Namibia

By Mary Seely, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia “After seven miles ride in the dark, we found ourselves on the brink of a precipice, and we looked […]
July 12, 2012

Namib-Naukluft Park: Ten million years – one hundredth anniversary

By Mary Seely, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia The Namib: The oldest desert in the world. The desert with the highest biodiversity of any hyper-arid area. […]
July 12, 2012

The future of the Etosha National Park: Stepping into the next 100 years

By Dr Malan Lindeque, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Tourism When Etosha was proclaimed Game Reserve No 2 a century ago, it had no elephants, lions or […]
July 12, 2012

Okavango River – Whose delta is it?

Does the Okavango Delta belong to the people who live along its banks and whose very livelihoods depend on the wetland resources of water, fish, reeds, water […]
July 13, 2012

Namib-Skeleton Coast National Park – Namib-Naukluft Park: One of Namibia’s grandest and most complex parks

By Hugh Paxton, Environmental Journalist The Namib-Naukluft is not only Namibia’s largest park (49 768 km2), but is currently also the second-largest protected area in Africa. […]
July 13, 2012

Namib-Skeleton Coast National Park: One of the largest parks in the world

Namibia’s exciting ‘new’ national park – a consolidation of old and recently proclaimed protected areas, is on the cards. “The proclamation of this protected area represents […]
July 13, 2012

Namib-Skeleton Coast National Park – The origins of the extraordinary

By Ginger Mauney In the Namib Desert, a place of dramatic environmental extremes, finding a balance is never easy. In the stretch of coastline that runs […]
July 13, 2012

Namib-Skeleton Coast National Park

The vital link to three exciting conservation initiatives As a stark piece of land, baked by the sun and battered by gritty winds, the Skeleton Coast […]

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