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Here at travelnewsnamibia.com we pride ourselves on our treasure chest of stories about Namibia, it’s beautiful landscapes and wildlife.
Since it is weekend, we thought that we would highlight a few golden oldies from our magazine archives, which discuss the rugged, unspoilt north-western parts of Namibia, where the wildlife is unique and riveting.
Have a great weekend and keep on reading. Don’t hesitate to let us know what you think!
Recommended reading from our archives:
Legendary writer and conservationist Hu Berry tells the tale of ‘a top terrestrial predator’ successfully hunting a top marine predator.
“The scene is surreal – padding silently on wet sand a lion stalks fur seals on the shoreline of the Skeleton Coast. No one has witnessed a kill, but morning light reveals a night-time struggle that ensued fatefully for the seal.”
And another Hu Berry story on the desert dwelling elephants …
There are two indigenous keystone species in Africa, meaning that their presence or absence shows significantly on the landscape. One is the humans, the other is elephants. Both assume major roles in the fragile ecosystem of the Namib Desert. Both deserve to survive
And more about the Skeleton Coast …
The Namibian coast – a narrow extension between two deserts, one of water, the Atlantic Ocean, and the other of sand and rock, the inhospitable Namib Desert – is probably one of Namibia’s most fascinating phenomena.
As a stark piece of land, baked by the sun and battered by gritty winds, the Skeleton Coast may appear to be kilometre after kilometre of nothing, or at least nothing of value. Yet, in terms of conservation, the Skeleton Coast Park is priceless.