Ten fun facts about the African jacana in Namibia

Ten fun facts about the African jacana in Namibia

My first encounter with an African jacana was in the Namib Desert – a rare, unthinkable place for these waders to occur, since they usually inhabit freshwater wetlands. Baby Jac, as I named the juvenile, must have been blown into the desert by the extreme winds that...
Uses of the !Nara plant in Namibia

Uses of the !Nara plant in Namibia

In the vast Namib Desert of Namibia, you will not miss the prickly !Nara plant or Acanthosicyos horridus. The plant’s name comes from the Nama and Damara languages of Namibia. It is pale green in colour and is mainly a shrub, which has no leaves but boasts blooming...