June 18, 2013

The Himba of Namibia

The Ovahimba, or Himba, Tjimba and other Herero people who still inhabit Namibia’s remote north-western Kunene Region are loosely referred to as the Kaokovelders. Herero in […]
June 20, 2013

People and parks uniting in harmony

By Brian Jones Before Namibia’s independence there was a tense situation in the Caprivi Region. This had nothing to do with politics, but everything to do […]
September 24, 2018

How big dreams have empowered a small community on a big mountain

Elzanne Erasmus recently sat down with Asser Ndjitezeua, the Chairman of the ≠Khoadi-//Hôas Conservancy in Namibia’s Kunene Region, to talk about the conservancy model, the benefits of tourism for communities and the big dreams that have come true for locals in the region, an area often referred to as Damaraland.
March 16, 2022

Park of the People: The brilliant and bold Bwabwata

The car is packed, the rooftop tent strapped and you bought more snacks than you should have for the nine or so hour drive to Bwabwata National Park from Windhoek. It’s a long haul north, but now you have hit the sharp right turn, leaving Rundu in your rearview mirror. Each tree is starting to look greener than the one before as you cruise alongside the Okavango River, keeping a keen eye open for the entrance to your accommodation.