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Exploring old haunts – Namibia’s ghost towns

Namibia is filled with forgotten places which beg exploration, and the Sperrgebiet is one of the best examples of these.  Book a guided tour as you will need a 4×4 vehicle and driver and, unless you wish to become a statistic, it really helps to have someone in your corner who knows their way around when venturing into deserted areas. 

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The Tswana People of Namibia

Posted Posted by Arebbusch in Culture, Travel Blog     Comments No comments
Sep
16

The Tswana are the smallest cultural group in Namibia, numbering some 6000, and are located mainly in the Gobabis district near the Botswana border (Hereroland).  They are divided into three sub-groups known as the Tlharo, the Thlhaping and the Kgalagadi, who have mixed with the Kalahari Bushmen to a degree.  

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Up, up and away – ballooning in Namibia

Posted Posted by Arebbusch in Activities and Adventure, Travel Blog     Comments No comments
Sep
9

Hot-air ballooning is the stuff dreams are made of – soaring at a great height as the sun rises to spread its golden glow revealing stunningly beautiful landscapes below.  It is an unforgettable experience and a unique way to visit otherwise inaccessible areas or just get a different angle on the wilderness. 

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The Nama People of Namibia

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Sep
2

Have a closer look at that N$50 bank note as you hand it over to pay for your meals, curios or accommodation in Namibia.  The face which appears on several Namibian bank notes is that of Hendrik Witbooi, much admired leader of the Nama people during the first liberation struggle.

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Camping in Namibia

Posted Posted by Arebbusch in General, Travel Blog, Travel Tips and Advice (FAQ)     Comments No comments
Aug
28

You can’t beat camping for a true taste of Adventure. Camping transports you back to the days when it was man against the elements, when only a thin sheet of canvas protected explorers from the dangers of the wild.  Although lodgings have improved vastly since the time of the Great White Hunter, the earth is closer when you are camping.

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