TRAVEL BLOG

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Our travel blog is regularly updated with tips, advice and ideas to help you plan and make the most out of your trip to our beautiful country.

About Leopards

About Leopards

Leopard sightings are usually at the top of anyone’s wish list of safari sightings. Find out more about leopards in Namibia and where you might get to see them.

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Grey-Backed Camaroptera

Grey-Backed Camaroptera

Namibia is a paradise for bird watchers with over 850 birds to see. Discover more about the grey backed camaroptera and where to find it.

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Acacia Pied Barbet

Acacia Pied Barbet

The Acacia Pied Barbet is one of the many birds you’ll get to see during a trip to Namibia. Find out more about this interesting creature here.

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The Oryx

The Oryx

The oryx represents the essence of Namibia with its graceful beauty and hardy nature. Find out more about this iconic antelope here.

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The Swallow-Tailed Bee-Eater

The Swallow-Tailed Bee-Eater

The swallow- tailed bee-eater is a common resident of sub Saharan Africa and often seen by avid birdwatchers in these countries. Find out more about these colourful birds here.

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5 Reasons to Go Gorilla Trekking

5 Reasons to Go Gorilla Trekking

Spending time with gorillas is one of the rarer safari experiences and well worth the extra effort required. Here’s why you really must plan to go gorilla trekking, soon.

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Rhinos In Africa

Rhinos In Africa

Rhinos are fast becoming one of the world’s rarest creatures. Find out more about these powerful African animals and where to see rhinos in Africa.

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African Red-Eyed Bulbul

African Red-Eyed Bulbul

The African red eyed bulbul is one of southern Africa’s best-known species, found in gardens and wild spaces across the region. Find out more here.

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Quad Biking In Namibia

Quad Biking In Namibia

Swakopmund is a hive of adrenaline-fuelled activities to try and the best place to go quad biking in Namibia. Get all the details here.

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About African Elephants

About African Elephants

African elephants are on everyone’s list of sought-after safari creatures. Find out more about elephants and their role in the wild here.

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The Aloes Of Namibia

The Aloes Of Namibia

Aloes in Namibia are a sight to behold during autumn & winter months, featuring striking yellow & red blooms. Find out more about them here.

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Why We Love Luderitz

Why We Love Luderitz

When travelling through the south of Namibia, the town of Lüderitz deserves at least a two-day visit; three days if you can afford the time.

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The Jetty at Swakopmund

The Jetty at Swakopmund

Swakopmund offers a wealth of adrenaline adventures, but there are also gentler pursuits around town. Find out more about one of the Jetty at Swakopmund.

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Kolmanskop – From Diamonds to Dust

Kolmanskop – From Diamonds to Dust

In the late nineteenth century, a transport driver by the name of Johnny Coleman became stranded in the middle of nowhere during a sandstorm. He was forced to abandon his wagon and find his way to safety on foot.

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Wildlife of Namibia – Understanding Leopard Behaviour

Wildlife of Namibia – Understanding Leopard Behaviour

Leopards have been getting a lot of bad press lately, but don’t let that put you off your travels to Namibia. Negative instances involving these big cats are extremely rare and it’s usually much harder to find them than it is to avoid them and here’s why.

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Warthogs in Namibia

Warthogs in Namibia

Visitors to Central and Northern Namibia are in for a treat with sightings of warthogs alongside the roads or in farmlands on day trips from your Windhoek accommodation.

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Wellness in Namibia

Wellness in Namibia

If you’re on holiday, one of the best ways to relax is with a spa treatment! Find out all the wellness options in Namibia so that you can indulge yourself.

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Namibia’s Zebra

Namibia’s Zebra

Zebras are one of Africa’s best-known animals, and Namibia is home to two of the four species that roam the plains of Africa in large numbers – Hartman’s Zebra and Burchell’s zebra.

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The Lions of Namibia

The Lions of Namibia

Make sure you get to see Lions when you visit Namibia. Most prolific in the north of the country, you will be able to see them on a day-trip from Windhoek.

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Arebbusch Wildlife – The Elephants of Namibia

Arebbusch Wildlife – The Elephants of Namibia

The desert elephants of Damaraland are world-famous for coping in their hostile environment, and rightly so, but these are not the only elephants that occur in Namibia. African elephants are found in most of the country’s national parks, with Etosha National Park...

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i-Fun times in Windhoek

i-Fun times in Windhoek

iFun park in Windhoek is a great place to bring the children for a day of fun and entertainment. Find out what it offers and what you can expect.

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Kitesurfing in Namibia

Kitesurfing in Namibia

Namibia is one of the go-to destinations for unforgettable kitesurfing experiences. Read this to find out where the best spots are!

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Hippos in Namibia

Hippos in Namibia

The hippo population of Namibia is estimated at around 1300 animals, mostly in the Kavango and Caprivi regions. See these fascinating creatures in the wild!

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The Damara Dik Dik

The Damara Dik Dik

The Damara dik dik, is the Namibian version of the more common steenbok, although a lot more rare. Check out this engaging little animal and how to find it.

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Giraffes in Namibia

Giraffes in Namibia

Namibia’s harsh dry environment may not seem like the ideal habitat for Giraffe, but surprisingly these animals thrive under such conditions!

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Diving in Namibia

Diving in Namibia

Diving in Namibia is not limited to the ocean, caves and sinkholes offer hours of subterranean enjoyment, unique to this part of the world.

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Snow in Namibia?

Snow in Namibia?

While travelling through Namibia’s hot and sandy Namib Desert or barren Skeleton Coast, it is hard to imagine that this area was once covered by ice!

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On the Greens of Namibia

On the Greens of Namibia

Playing a round of Golf in Namibia isn’t a dream for days when more rain may fall. Check out this list of beautiful courses, despite the harsh conditions.

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Cheetahs In Namibia

Cheetahs In Namibia

Cheetahs, the quickest animals on earth, are also one of Africa’s fastest disappearing species. Read this blog to find out how you can help.

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Birdwatcher’s Paradise

Birdwatcher’s Paradise

Etosha National Park is a birdwatcher’s paradise!  Make sure you read this post to find out what you can expect to tick off your list of African birds.

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The Desert Lions of Namibia

The Desert Lions of Namibia

The desert-adapted lions of Namibia are a interesting drawcard for tourists to the Kunene region in Namibia. Read this blog to find out more about them.

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Team Wild Dog

Team Wild Dog

The African Wild Dog is an endangered species, with fewer than 5000 individuals left in the wild. Make sure you see them on your trip to Namibia!

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Namibia – For the Birds

Namibia – For the Birds

Namibia is a dream come true for bird lovers, make sure you book your stay and have your binoculars and birding book ready to spot as many birds as you can!

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Weird and Wonderful Namibia

Weird and Wonderful Namibia

Namibia is one of the most fascinating places. It is the site of the world’s oldest desert & a salt pan that it is visible from outer space. Read more here.

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Lodges in Namibia

Lodges in Namibia

Lodges in Namibia are on the increase & owners have to add value to their offerings to remain competitive. Read all about lodges in Namibia here.

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Hotels in Namibia

Hotels in Namibia

Most hotels in Namibia offer the convenience of daily meals & a central location & are the favorite choice for travelers to the country. Find out more here.

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Pensions in Namibia

Pensions in Namibia

The Pension, or boarding house, is a common type of accommodation in Namibia, combining the best of both worlds in lodging options. Find out more here.

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The Tswana People of Namibia

The Tswana People of Namibia

The Tswana are the smallest cultural group in Namibia, numbering some 6000, and are located mainly in the Gobabis district. Find out more about them here.

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The Nama People of Namibia

The Nama People of Namibia

There are 13 tribes of about 60 000 Nama people spread around Namibia. Thought to be the only descendants of the Khoikhoi. Find out more about them here.  

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Camping in Namibia

Camping in Namibia

You can’t beat camping in Namibia for a true taste of Adventure. It takes you back to the days when it was man against the elements. Find out more here.

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Fishing in Namibia

Fishing in Namibia

Fishing in Namibia sees thousands of anglers flocking to the coast in search of something for the record books. Find out more about fishing in Namibia here.

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Guesthouses in Namibia

Guesthouses in Namibia

Guest Houses are a popular choice among visitors to Namibia. They are often centrally located & are less expensive than hotels. Find out more here.

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Paragliding in Namibia

Paragliding in Namibia

Paragliding in Namibia allows you to get your fix of floating up in the air while looking down on vistas of the ocean and desert. Find out more here.

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Visit Luderitz – Namibia

Visit Luderitz – Namibia

Parties & crayfish aside, Luderitz has a great deal to offer tourists & locals alike. Find out more about what this coastal town in Namibia has to offer.

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The Himba of Namibia

The Himba of Namibia

The Himba are today a relatively small group of no more than around 50 000 people who live in the northern Namibia. Find out more about the Himba here.

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Namibia: Endless Horizons

Namibia: Endless Horizons

A culture of conservation makes safaris in Namibia popular. Find out more about conservation & why it makes Namibia so special as a safari destination here.

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Swakopmund: Things To Do

Swakopmund: Things To Do

Swakopmund caters to adventure seekers and visitors that would like more of relaxed experience. Find out more about what activities are available here.

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Driving in Namibia

Driving in Namibia

If you are planning to do your own driving on your trip to Namibia you need to be prepared. Get some handy hints and tips on driving in Namibia here.

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Packing for Namibia

Packing for Namibia

Tips for packing for your tip to Namibia, regardless of whether it is an adventure holiday, a safari, or staying in luxury accommodation in Windhoek.

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Cycling in Namibia

Cycling in Namibia

On a bicycle contact with the natural environment and wildlife is so much more, well, natural. Find out more about cycling & cycling tours in Namibia here.

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Things To Do In Namibia

Things To Do In Namibia

These are a list of some of the things that Loney Planet suggests you should do when you visit Namibia – click here to view. What would you add to the list?

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