Namibia

November 15, 2012

The African aardvark – aativistic, aaltruistic and aadicted to aants

The 150-pound pork missile Some of the facts – which you will find in this hilarious account of a once in a life-time encounter Gary Newton […]
November 19, 2012

Namibia: Kameldorn Garten and Restaurant

People come for the garden and the atmosphere and of course the amazing food! By Jana-Mari Smith Kameldorn Garden and Restaurant is enclosed in a lush, green and […]
November 19, 2012

Can KAZA benefit wildlife & people?

By Helge Denker KAZA is about the size of Sweden, covering around 440 000 square kilometres. It embraces national parks, game reserves, forest reserves, community conservancies […]
November 20, 2012

A hike through the mighty Fish River Canyon

A group of 7 girl-friends have built a tradition of hiking in Namibia or South Africa once a year.  Here is an account of their last […]
November 28, 2012

A Himba funeral – tradition and development

By Sabrine Kaene  In Namibia’s mix of old and new, tourists are especially entranced by the Himba people, but rarely gain a glimpse into the private […]
November 28, 2012

Celebrating Spitzkoppe

By Ron Swilling While driving from Windhoek to Swakopmund, the chances are that just after Usakos you’ll notice a strange-looking group of granite mountains towering over […]
November 29, 2012

The art of the Sundowner in Namibia

Jackie Marie explores the sundowner in Namibia What’s your poison? That was a line in an old movie, when someone came up to the bar and […]
November 29, 2012

Air Namibia strike ends

The two week pilot strike at Air Namibia has ended after a salary hike agreement was reached early this morning. Today the Namibian Airline Pilots Association […]
December 4, 2012

Namibian pilots assist lappet-faced vultures

By Peter Bridgeford In October, two Namibian pilots assisted with a vulture conservation project in the Namib-Naukluft Park. Since 1991, Lappet-faced vulture chicks have been ringed […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Black Heron

By Pompie Burger Black Heron, Egretta ardesiaca Roberts No 69 After 20-odd years of bird watching and photography, I still consider myself a novice in both departments, […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Meyer’s Parrot

By Pompie Burger  Meyer’s Parrot, Poicephalus meyeri Roberts No 364 The Meyer’s parrot is one of three parrots occurring in Namibia and is probably the most common […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – water thick-knee

By Pompie Burger  Water Thick-knee, Burhinus vermiculatus Roberts No 330 The water thick-knee is one of my favourite birds to photograph because of its huge eyes, and, […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Black-faced Babbler

By Pompie Burger Black-faced Babbler – Turdoides melanops Roberts No 131 These birds are one of Roy’s Camp’s claims to fame. There are quite a few others, […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Rüppell’s Korhaan

By Pompie Burger Rüppell’s Korhaan, Eupodotis rueppellii Roberts No 236 Rüppell’s Korhaan is one of Namibia’s 13 endemic birds found in the so-called endemic zone in western […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Redbilled quelea

By Pompie Burger Redbilled quelea, Quelea quelea Roberts’ 821 Impressive, not only in numbers, but also in many other ways, is the Redbilled quelea, so much so […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Hamerkop

By Pompie Burger Hamerkop, Scopus umbretta Roberts’ No 81 The Hamerkop is classified between herons and storks, having features of both – ample justification for being regarded […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Marico sunbird

By Pompie Burger Marico Sunbird, Cinnyris mariquensis Roberts No 779 Looking at the names of the various sunbirds occurring in Africa, such as the Splendid, Superb, Beautiful […]
December 6, 2012

Namibia bags another green award for climate change adaptation

By Jana-Mari Smith At the recent United National Climate Change Conference (COP18) held in Doha, Qatar, a climate adaptation initiative from Namibia was selected as one […]
December 10, 2012

The amazing Okavango river

The following text was compiled by Mark Paxton, the owner of Shamvura Camp in northern Namibia. All photos courtesy of Mark.    The Okavango River is […]
December 11, 2012

2012 / 2013 Rules & Regulations: Dorob National Park

It is that time of the year when everyone can slow down and relax. For many that means packing their cars and heading to the coast […]

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