Etosha & Ovambo 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

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 […]
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 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 22, 2012

Etosha elephants

Nature Notes on Etosha elephants Main photograph – Paul van Schalkwyk. by Amy Schoeman  Before the first Europeans came to Namibia, elephants probably occurred in Etosha […]
July 26, 2012

Campsites of the north-central regions

A collection of culture, history and natural beauty by Ron Swilling King Nehale Gate, the northern entrance of the Etosha National Park situated just 44 kilometres […]
September 3, 2012

Etosha National Park: A bush stage with an all-star cast

by Ron Swilling Etosha is the perfect place for campers who want the combination of facilities and wildlife, within the safety of a protected camp. Paying […]
October 29, 2012

BIG STORIES about little things – the journey of Etosha Flamingos

This is the twelve in a series by Joh Henschel of EnviroMEND about the Namib Desert.  This is Flam, Ingo and I.. are on the move Photographs by Joh Henschel […]
November 13, 2012

Etosha National Park Centenary

by Ginger Mauney  Beyond the numbers, 1907 – 2007 Like graphs in a textbook, numbers present a single impression. While a litany of statistics relating to […]
May 8, 2013

The white bushman – In memory of Peter Stark (1929 – 2013)

Peter Stark, self-proclaimed white bushman and self-confessed poacher turned protector of lions, died yesterday at the age of 84 in South Africa. Born in Windhoek in […]
November 14, 2014


May 2, 2017

Seven worlds in seven days

This land has an endless supply of contrasts. Travel News Namibia’s team member Elzanne Erasmus recently discovered this first hand. She embarked on an expedition to visit each accommodation establishment in the Naturally Namibia family, all in one week!
May 3, 2017

The memory of places

A short history of some amazing Namibian locations, now managed by Namibia Wildlife Resorts
June 8, 2017

O’tripping through Namibia: Okaukuejo to Ondangwa

Wild and quirky. A clockwise loop from Etosha to the Zambezi, via the Owambo regions, complements a wildlife safari with a juicy bite of culture.
July 11, 2017

Places to see, things to do in Owambo

Go on an exploration of Owambo on your next trip to the north
July 26, 2017

Olifantsrus: What a first impression!

Olifantsrus is the perfect place for selected animal watching. By "selected" I mean you select your seat at the hide and buckle down for some serious eye trawling over the medley of animals at the waterhole.
July 31, 2017

Wild cats to delight and surprise in Etosha

If you’re planning a trip to Namibia in the winter, then a visit to the Etosha National Park, Namibia’s jewel in the crown, should be high on your list.
January 24, 2018

Luxury on the Open Road: Camper-living for the ultimate Namibian self-drive adventure!

Endless stretches of both asphalt and gravel dissect and are scattered across, over and through the vast plains, hills and valleys of this beautiful country. So often the greatest Namibian adventures lie just around the next bend or just beyond the next turn-of. For the avid traveller, the adventurer at heart, nothing quite beats the freedom and wonder of a self-drive safari through this spectacular corner of Africa. But what if staying in lodges isn’t quite your thing? Do you prefer the rugged appeal of camping, minus the hassle? Well, what if we told you that there’s a middle ground? The term is ‘glamping’. A combination of the luxuries and style of lodge-living and the freedom and often unparalleled immersion in nature by camping.
January 30, 2018

The Hidden Wonders of Hobatere

It’s not Etosha. It’s not Damaraland either. Hobatere Lodge lies nestled in its own world. A wonderful mesh of white sand, rock and mopane woodland. A place where two iconic Namibian settings marry to create a haven for wildlife. Hobatere, situated in the Khoadi Hoas Conservancy west of Etosha National Park, is a hub of animal and bird activity and breathtaking landscapes. This is a place for nature-lovers to not only indulge in sightings of plains game, lions and elephants but to also relax in peaceful tranquillity.

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