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Wandering along the Welwitschia Trail in Namibia

Posted Posted by Candice Winterboer in Destinations and Attractions, Travel Blog     Comments No comments
Oct
18

Meandering among the landscapes of the northern Namib-Naukluft National Park, the Welwitschia Drive is easily located from your accommodation in Windhoek or Swakopmund and takes about 4 hours to complete. 
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The Miraculous Welwitschia Mirabilis in Namibia

Posted Posted by Candice Winterboer in Conservation and Wildlife, Destinations and Attractions, Travel Blog     Comments No comments
Oct
4

One of Namibia’s most famous plants was discovered by an Austrian botanist on Angolan soil in 1860. Freidrich Welwitsch started out his working life as a theatre critic until taking up a post as a plant collector in Angola on behalf of Portugal. Along with the amazing Welwitschia plant, Welwitsch accumulated 5 000 other plants, many of which were completely new to science.

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The Common Eland in Namibia

Posted Posted by Candice Winterboer in Conservation and Wildlife, Travel Blog     Comments No comments
Sep
20

Although the giant eland (Taurotragus derbianus) is acknowledged as the largest antelope on earth, their average size overlaps with that of the common eland (Taurotragus oryx) to such an extent that the title is generally shared between the two. 

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The Weather and Climate of Namibia

Posted Posted by Candice Winterboer in General, Travel Blog, Travel Tips and Advice (FAQ)     Comments No comments
Sep
6

Namibia is Southern Africa’s driest country, with an average of 300 sunny days per year. While this bodes well for sun-seeking tourists looking for perfect weather to indulge in all the adventure activities that Namibia has to offer, there is more to the Namibian climate than endless sunny days and sweeping desert landscapes.

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Hippos in Namibia

Posted Posted by Candice Winterboer in Conservation and Wildlife, Travel Blog     Comments No comments
Aug
30

While water-loving hippos are not commonly associated with Namibia, the hippo population of Namibia is estimated at around 1300 animals – mostly resident in the rivers of the Kavango and Caprivi regions in the far north-east of the country, a few small groups can be found scattered further south where suitable habitats occur.

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