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Namibia is a place of boundless beauty by day and night. Click through to find out why you should plan to go stargazing in Namibia, soon.
Land, sea, and air offer unlimited opportunities for fun in Namibia. Check out the best activities in Namibia to try during your visit.
Namibia is one of the best places in Africa to spot birds. Click through to find out why birdwatching in Namibia is a must do activity.
The Namib Desert features some of the most iconic attractions Namibia has to offer. Here’s why you should visit the Namib Desert on your next Southern African safari.
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.
Are you curious to discover the best that Africa has to offer, but not sure where to start? These are the top African countries for travelers.
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.
Where do you start when planning an African getaway? Discover the best destinations in Africa for your travels to Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique.
When planning an African getaway, it’s difficult to find a starting point. These are some of the best destinations in southern Africa to add to your itinerary.
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.
Mudumu National Park is one of Namibia’s lesser-known natural attractions. Here’s why you need to add it to your travel wish list.
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.
Kaokoland is a place filled with mystery, excitement, and unique sights, Here’s why you need a trip to this wonderful destination.
Scenic flights in Namibia are an excellent way to enjoy the sights of this vast country. Find out more about this interesting activity here.
Sandwich Harbour is a delight for nature lovers of every description. Here’s why a Sandwich Harbour Tour is the best way to explore this amazing place.
Khaudum National Park offers a truly wild experience for those who want to escape the crowds. Here’s why you should visit soon.
Fat bike tours in Namibia are a fun and novel way to explore the dunes. Find out where and how to enjoy this awesome activity.
There are enough things to do in Africa to keep you busy for a lifetime. Discover more of these exciting pastimes in part 2 of our series on activities in Africa.
There’s more to Damaraland than first meets the eye. Find out why this harsh environment is one of the most memorable places to visit in Namibia.
The best activities in Africa include a broad variety of adventures and experiences that make the most of the continent’s natural beauty. Find out more here.
African lions are always on the safari wish list when visiting Africa. Find out more about the King of Beasts & where to see them here.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a vast and fascinating wilderness shared between Botswana and South Africa. Here’s why you need to visit this amazing area soon.
Are you planning a trip to Twyfelfontein in Namibia? Here’s why you shouldn’t’ miss the Living Museum of the Damara while you’re there.
Namibia abounds with unusually beautiful scenes. Here’s why you should make your way along the Welwitschia Plains Scenic Drive near Swakopmund for amazing views.
The living museums of the world offer a unique perspective on history and culture. Discover more about these fascinating places, here.
Are you considering a trip to the Fish River Canyon? That’s a great idea! Find out why here.
Horse trails offer the ultimate immersion in nature during your trip to Namibia. Find out more about horse riding in Windhoek and where you can enjoy it nearby.
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.
African elephants are on everyone’s list of sought-after safari creatures. Find out more about elephants and their role in the wild here.
The Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area is one of the best places to enjoy nature unhindered. Find out why you should add it to your bucket list now.
Are you ready for the road trip of a lifetime? The Cape Town to Namibia route offers many opportunities to enjoy African travel at its best.
Africa is a destination like no other, filled with unique experiences. Discover some of the wonders on offer when you travel to Africa.
Aloes in Namibia are a sight to behold during autumn & winter months, featuring striking yellow & red blooms. Find out more about them here.
If you’re serious about maximizing your African travels, Vic Falls is the destination for you. Here’s why you should visit Victoria Falls as soon as you can.
The Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s most popular destinations. Find out why you should visit this national treasure ASAP.
Conserving the environment is a top priority in these times. Discover how Arebbusch Travel Lodge is committed to protecting nature and how you can help too.
With a deep, welcoming bay on its shores, the history of Walvis Bay centers almost exclusively around boats.
Africa’s largest National Park has something to offer everyone. Here why we love the Namib-Naukluft National Park, and you should, too.
There are many reasons why Swakopmund’s one of Namibia most visited spots. Here’s why we think Swakopmund’s a great destination for you.
Windhoek abounds with fascinating architecture. Find out why you should put the Christuskirche on your list of things to see in Namibia.
A white Christmas is great, but the rest of a northern hemisphere winter leaves much to be desired. Try something different with a trip to Namibia this year.
Whether you’re looking for high adrenalin adventures or a scenic respite from the daily grind, you’ll find it in this vast, fascinating country.
In Namibia, you’ll discover unique sights and incredible creatures. From Windhoek to the vast reaches of Etosha, Namibian wildlife will enchant and amaze you.
Did you know you can submerse yourself in nature from the moment you land in Namibia? Learn about the best place for bird-watching in Windhoek.
Are you keen to discover even more ways to enjoy the vast panoramas and fascinating environment of Namibia? Hot air ballooning is the answer.
Birdwatching is one of the best things to do in Windhoek during your spare time. Find out where to do it and what you’ll see there.
Are you heading to Namibia’s capital soon and wondering how to keep busy while you’re there? Check out these best things to do in Windhoek.
Located within the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the Sossusvlei is packed with tall sand dunes, geological attractions and scenic landscapes.
There are so many reasons to visit Etosha National Park during your stay in Namibia, but these are the best ones by far.
Namibia’s not short on culinary delights and meals with a view. Check out these best restaurants in Namibia.
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.
In part 2 of this Why We Love Namibia series we give you even more reasons on why you should visit the expansive and engaging land called Namibia.
What is it about Namibia that most intrigues you when you read up on its many delights? This article will give you even more reasons to visit without delay.
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.
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.
The yellow mongoose, aka the red meerkat is a common wildlife sighting in Namibia. Find out more about these interesting animals.
The black-faced impala is one of Namibia’s many conservation success stories. Half of the 3 000 that are left are resident in Etosha National Park.
Erongo’s Sandwich Harbour lies 80km south of Walvis Bay along a rough-hewn track which is best attempted with the help of a 4×4 vehicle.
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.
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.
The welwitschia may be one of Namibia’s most famous plant but this desert country has many other botanical enigmas to show for itself.
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.
From humble beginnings as Game Reserve No3 in 1907, the Namib Naukluft Park has grown to become the largest game park in Africa, 4th largest in the world.
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.
Find out where you can expect to find Springbok in Namibia, and what makes this antelope so fascinating to visitors far and wide.
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...
The Spitzkoppe, known as the Matterhorn of Namibia and towering at 1 784m above sea level, is a must-see on your trip to Namibia!
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.
Cheetah numbers have declined by over 50% percent since 1975 and continue to plummet. Find out what you can do to help save these animals from extinction.
Do you know the difference between the black and white rhinos? Find out more about these endangered species and what you can do to help.
Namibia is home to the critically endangered, desert-adapted Black Rhino but they are struggling in the face of rampant poaching. Find out how you can help.
Namibia is one of the go-to destinations for unforgettable kitesurfing experiences. Read this to find out where the best spots are!
The wild horses of Namibia are a huge draw card for tourists to the area and worth protecting. Find out where they came from and where to see them.
One of Namibia’s most famous plants, the Welwitschia Mirabilis, was discovered by an Austrian botanist. Read more about this incredible, and bizarre, plant!
Come and see the common eland in Namibia, where these massive antelope still get to roam free, on large swaths of open grassland.
Namibia is Southern Africa’s driest country, with an average of 300 sunny days per year, perfect for sun-seeking tourists looking for perfect weather.
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!
Cape Town is one of the world’s favourite cities and the most visited tourist destination in Southern Africa and is easily reached by travellers from all over the globe.
Flying in Namibia is made easy with extensive airstrips found across the country, providing access to Windhoek as well as Etosha National Park.
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.
The toktokkie beetle is one of the best known of Namibia’s insects, with more than 200 species resident in the country, 20 of them living in the Namib!
Make sure you take the time to meander along the Namibia Wine Route – you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Check out where to go.
Namibia is well-known for spectacular Geographical sights, but did you know that they have 120 registered caves. Namibian Caving at it’s best!
Namibia’s harsh dry environment may not seem like the ideal habitat for Giraffe, but surprisingly these animals thrive under such conditions!
Diving in Namibia is not limited to the ocean, caves and sinkholes offer hours of subterranean enjoyment, unique to this part of the world.
There’s more to leopard print than 80’s fashion gear and traditional outfits. Come to see wild leopards in Namibia, while you stay at Arebbusch Lodge.
Large, sparsely populated and arid, comprising mostly desert, Namibia spans 824,292 square kilometres of south western Africa. Come and visit us!
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!
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.
Etosha National Park is the world’s foremost self-drive safari destination, after the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Skydiving in Namibia is a thrilling experience, offering excitement and glorious views over the Namib Desert. Find out more about this exciting activity here.
All over Southern Africa, countries are turning to tourism as a way to generate sustainable, eco-friendly income, reduce unemployment and increase skills.
Namibia is a pristine, adventure-seekers dream with many challenging desert races taking place. If you’re looking for a challenge, then check this out!
Sailing across the Namib on a camel is a once in a lifetime experience. Read this blog to find out more about Camel Rides in Swakopmund, 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.
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.
Predators in Etosha include Lion, Leopard and Cheetahs. Read this blog to find out more about these amazing animals as well as tips on where to spot them.
Head to Namibia for an other worldly experience. The harsh landscapes of Mars are very similar to parts of the Namib. Read more about it here.
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.
The Kunene Region is the last stronghold of Black Rhinos in Namibia. Help us make sure that future generations have the opportunity to see these animals!
The Gemsbok or oryx, Oryx Gazella, is an iconic symbol of Namibia, appearing on the country’s coat of arms and is the national animal.
Going on safari in Etosha National Park? Make sure you read these game viewing tips to get the most out of this incredible experience.
If you’re considering your next African holiday destination, then read up on all the fascinating things the Chobe River in Namibia has to offer.
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!
If you’re planning on heading to Etosha National Park in the near future, then read this blog post for a rundown of things to do in the Park.
Make sure you know the best spots to grab your coffee while staying in Windhoek. Read all about some of Windhoek’s best coffee shops here.
The Namib Desert in Namibia, is filled with fascinating creatures like the Dune Gecko. Read more about the Dune Gecko here.
Make sure you check out your accommodation options outside of Etosha National Park, on the western side of the park. Read here for more info.
Planning a trip to Etosha? There are some wonderful establishments outside of but close to the Eastern side of the park. Read here for more info.
Photographic safaris in Namibia allow shots to be taken of Namibian wildlife on a much more sustainable level – learn how.
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!
The Namibian coastline is part of what makes this country such a spectacular place to visit. Read more it and it’s climate, before visiting it, here.
The Namibian night skies are where you’ll find some of the best star-gazing opportunities in the world – don’t miss out. Find out more here.
There are a number of restcamps located within Etosha National Park itself. Find out more about these accommodation options inside the park, here.
Namibia and conservation have always gone hand-in-hand. But will Namibian conservation efforts remain relevant in a fast-changing world? Read more here.
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.
Namibia is able to offer some of the best safari experiences in the whole of Africa. Etosha National Park is one of these. Find out more here.
See Namibia in a different light on a bike tour of the country. We have compiled a list of operators that provide specialized bike safaris.
The Skeleton Coast in Namibia stretches from Swakopmund up to the Angolan border. Find out more about this fascinating part of Namibia here.
Self-catering accommodation establishments are available over a wide price range and in a variety of configurations. Read more about them here.
Sesriem is home to the spectacular Sesriem Canyon in Namibia that was formed many years go by the Tsauchab River. Read more about Sesriem Canyon here.
The Rare and Endangered Species Trust (REST) is focused on protecting and rehabilitating several endangered species in Namibia. Read here for more info.
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.
The Namib is one of the world’s oldest deserts & a recently declared World Heritage Site. Go in search of the secret life of the Namib on a Desert Tour.
Aus in Namibia is a small town, located on the B4 national road and is a popular pit-stop for tourists en route to Windhoek. Find out more about Aus here.
Permanent tented camps are a popular type of accommodation in Namibia. Find out more about the permanent tented camp concept here.
Horse Safaris are offered all over Namibia, including in the Namib Desert, along the skeleton coast and in the Fish River Canyon. Find out more here.
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.
The Owambo people are synonymous with Namibia and are the largest cultural sector found in this country. Find out more about this amazing culture here.
Tsumeb Arts Performance Center was established to foster young artists and promote cultural growth in the region. Find out more about it here.
Namibia is a great destination for rock climbing, with great weather and spectacular views from high up. Find out more about it here.
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.
Namibia boasts a number of ghost towns which beg exploration, & the area known as the Sperrgebiet is one of the best areas for it. Find out more here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Waterberg National Park is one of the most successful reserves in the country, conservation-wise. Find out more about Waterberg National Park here.
Guest Houses are a popular choice among visitors to Namibia. They are often centrally located & are less expensive than hotels. Find out more here.
The Kavango people reside in the Kavango region of Northern Namibia on the Angolan border. Find out more about this amazing culture here.
Katatura Township Bicycle Tours allow you to spend time in the saddle & embark on a bicycle tour of the vibrant township of Katutura. Find out more here.
On Friday 21 June 2013, the Namib Desert was declared a Wold Heritage Site after it was deemed to be “of outstanding universal value” by UNESCO.
Guest Farms are a popular option for those seeking accommodation in Namibia. They are often family run. Read more about this type of accommodation here.
The Damara are one of the oldest nations in Namibia, but their origins are unrecorded. Read more about the amazing Namibian culture here.
The value of staying in a Bed and Breakfast (B&B) over a large hotel can be found in the details. Read more about Bed & Breakfasts in Namibia here.
Long distance running events in Namibia are quite popular. Find out more about long distance running events in Namibia here.
The people who live in the Caprivi, still live a life in harmony with the natural environment around them. Find out more about this amazing culture here.
Namibia Featured in Sports Illustrated SA Swimsuit Edition 2013. Find out more about it and what the models had to say about Namibia, here.
The Fish River Hiking Trail in Namibia is one of the most famous hikes in Southern Africa. Find out more about the Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail here.
Owners of backpackers in Namibia will often go the extra mile to ensure the comfort of their guests. Find out more about backpackers in Namibia, here.
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.
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.
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.
Namibia is a country that lends itself to art in all its forms, but particularly that of photography. Find out more about photography in Namibia here.
There is a wide variety of accommodation types available when looking for accommodation in Windhoek, Namibia. Read this blog to find out more.
The Herero people, it is believed, moved to Namibia from the Eastern African region more than 350 years ago. Find out more about this amazing culture here.
The Hai||om people have joined together with international researches to document and preserve the Hai||om culture. Find out more about this project here.
Sandboarding is Namibia’s answer to snowboarding in the northern hemisphere. Find out more about sandboarding in Namibia here.
Camping trips in Namibia are exceptional experiences, as long as you are prepared this can be one of the most best experiences of your life.
Namibia boasts a total of 13 ethnic groups. Find out more about Namibia’s cultures and their love for their country, here.
Namibia boasts a healthy dolphin population, & visitors to Namibia can take dolphin cruises to meet & interact with these amazing water dwelling mammals.
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.
Swakopmund caters to adventure seekers and visitors that would like more of relaxed experience. Find out more about what activities are available here.
Planning a trip can be really tricky. To help you out in the planning stages of your Namibia trip, here is a quick guide to visas for Namibia.
There are now a number of living culture museums in Namibia, where visitors can experience Namibian cultures. Find out more here.
Get off the beaten track in Namibia and pay a visit to the home of the Owambo people. Find out what makes a visit to this area of Namibia so special.
White Water Rafting In Namibia offers one a guaranteed way to unplug from the world around them. Find out more about white water rafting in Namibia here.
What makes Namibia such a popular adventure tourism destination? Find out about the wide range of adventure activities on offer in Namibia here.
The Brandberg is a spiritual site for many of the San people who live in the area. Find out more about this fascinating destination in Namibia here.
The Nyae Nyae Conservancy is home to some of the San people who live in Namibia. Definitely worth visiting while on holiday in Namibia. Find out more here.
The Adventure World Travel Summit in October 2013 will be hosted in Windhoek and Swakopmund for 5 days, from the 26th to the 31st of that month.
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.
The volunteer options in Namibia are many and can be fit to every profession and interest. Find out more about volunteering in Namibia here.
The Save the Rhino Trust, the Namibian Government and other conservation groups have managed to halt the decline of the Black Rhino, but more must be done.
The Namibrand has recently been classified as a dark sky reserve by The International Dark Sky Association. Find out more about it here.
Namibia is a country with ample hiking day and overnight hiking options. Read here to find out more about some of the most popular hikes in 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.
In a country where there is very little water, a lot of sunshine and a very long coastline, solar desalination is a wonderful option. Find out more here.
Desert dwelling elephants are found in only two places in Africa, one of them is Namibia. Find out more about these amazing creatures here.
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.
Conquered the desert & back in your hotel, Windhoek too has some watering holes you may want to explore
Windhoek offers thirsty tourists a wide range of beers to quench their thirst as well as a number of places experience the bees. Find out more here.
The Skeleton Coast National Park in Namibia evokes contrasting feelings of awe, peace & foreboding all at once. Find out more about this National Park here.
With the introduction of conservancies the Government of Namibia has given back to the people in the form of Ecotourism in Namibia. Read more here.
Namibia has created one of the greatest conservation recovery stories ever told, with its conservancies and conservation practices. Find out more here.
Are you planning a safari Namibia? If so, you will invariably experience conservation in Namibia in one form or another. Find out more here.
Namibia offers a wide range of adventure activities, from adrenaline fueled to more relaxed. Find out more about Namibia’s adventure activities here.
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?