October 25, 2012

Rain in the north and north-east

By Jana-Mari Smith The rain is finally here – albeit only in scattered northern, north-eastern patches. The tropical moisture swirling above Namibia’s northern, northeastern and central […]
October 26, 2012

The Baobab – one of Namibia’s super trees

By Jana-Mari Smith – 26 October 2012 Knowledge and wisdom are like a Baobab tree, one person’s arms cannot encompass it – African proverb The immense trunk […]
October 31, 2012

The deep blue – Lake Otjikoto

For centuries, Lake Otjikoto in the north of Namibia served as the biggest copper supermarket in the country. It is here, a distance of about 20 […]
November 1, 2012

Dancing in the rain

In Namibia, the arrival of the rainy season is a cause for celebration – as put by an American visitor, Namibians are a funny lot. Whereas […]
November 6, 2012

Impressions of Namibia – thoughts on sand

This guest blog was written by French visitor Natacha Faullimmel who jotted down her impressions – all the weird, wonderful idiosyncrasies she picked up on – while […]
November 9, 2012

One night at the Namibian Hilton

Guest blogger (and award winning journalist) Marita van Rooyen met one of Namibia's top chefs the other night and just had to share:     Worldwide, […]
November 9, 2012

Celebrities love Namibia

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 […]
November 12, 2012

Ohlthaver & List severs ties with Kempinski

A five year partnership between Ohlthaver & List group of companies and the IFA hotels and resorts, plus the hotel management company Kempinski was dissolved last […]
November 12, 2012

Owambo – Namibia’s biggest population group

Visitors to Namibia often bemoan the fact that they don’t meet the ‘real’ people of the country. To gain an insight into how the Owambo, Namibia’s […]
November 12, 2012

Waterberg Wilderness Lodge

by Sven-Eric Kanzler On the red top of the green world Just getting there is an experience in itself. The steep path hugs the mountain slope […]
November 12, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – African skimmer

African skimmer, Rynchops flavirostris   Roberts’ No 43 by Pompie Burger We were fortunate to join Mark Paxton on two occasions while he was doing research in […]
November 12, 2012

The indefatigable commiphoras – hardy, varied, adaptable

Nature Notes by Amy Schoeman The weird, fantastically shaped commiphoras of Namibia’s arid and semi-arid regions are an important component of Namibian flora. Represented by 25 […]
November 13, 2012

Onguma Tented Camp – the ultimate in safari chic

by Ginger Mauney Sharing the eastern border of Namibia’s Etosha National Park, Onguma Tented Camp is a beguiling mixture of sophistication and relaxation, of elegance and […]
November 13, 2012

Namibia’s Japanese Connection

by Jean Fischer  A young Japanese actress has switched audiences. She now acts as a tourist guide in Southern Africa, with a special focus on Namibia, […]
November 13, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Cape Vulture

by Pompie Burger Cape Vulture, Gyps coprotheres Roberts No 122 To be quite honest, I’ve never thought I’d ever become enthusiastic about vultures, especially after spending time […]
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 […]
November 13, 2012

The domestication of the African wild cat

Text and photographs by Tim Osborne  “This is the story of how an African wildcat domesticated us.” Popular wisdom and speculation tell us that the ancient […]
November 14, 2012

Facts on Elephants in Namibia

This post forms part of the monthly “Did you know” column written by Bill Torbitt for Flamingo magazine. It originally appeared in the November 2012 issue. […]
November 14, 2012

The amazing anaboom – a vital source

By Barbara Curtis, Photographs Vivienne Ward The Namib Desert appears to be a dry and dusty place where plants and animals battle against temperature extremes, strong winds […]
November 15, 2012

Bridging borders in Namibia

This guest blog was written by French visitor Natacha Faullimmel who jotted down her impressions – all the weird, wonderful idiosyncrasies she picked up on – while […]

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