Six amazing experiences in Namibia you shouldn’t miss

Namibia, a country in Southern Africa with a population of 2.5 million people, is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the east, and Angola to the north. The best months to visit this magical country depend on what you want to do, but most tourists...

Best places to enjoy coffee in Namibia’s capital city?

Coffee is often referred to as ‘a hug in a mug’ or ‘a beverage that puts one to sleep if not drunk’. I am not too crazy about winter, clearly because it is cold, but I love that I get to wear my cosy knitted clothing and have coffee ‘catch-ups’ with those closest to...

Planning a romantic getaway in Namibia? Or your honeymoon?

So, you just got hitched, or simply long for a romantic getaway with your better half, and Namibia ranks high on your list of potential destinations. But with an area of 825,419 square kilometres comprised of enticingly beautiful landscapes, you might need some...

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The song of the Zambezi – Life in the “no wake zone”

“Surrender to the flow of the River of Life, yet do not float down the river like a leaf or a log. While neither attempting to resist life nor to hurry it, become the rudder and use your energy to correct your course to avoid the whirlpools and undertow.” – Jonathan...

Things to keep in mind when visiting Etosha National Park in Namibia?

The name ‘Etosha’ means the ‘Great White Place’ or ‘Place of Emptiness’, which so aptly describes this vast salt pan that covers an area of 4760 square kilometres and was declared a game reserve in 1907. Etosha is appreciated by many, explored by many and of course...

5 reasons to visit the Zambezi Region in Namibia

The Zambezi Region in Namibia’s north-eastern corner is the greenest part of the country. It owes its unusual shape on the map to the Helgoland–Zanzibar Treaty, according to which the then Caprivi Region was declared German territory. The Germans planned to gain...

Ecology & Nature
People & Culture
Do you know about this gorgeous jewellery from Namibia?

Do you know about this gorgeous jewellery from Namibia?

The onyoka is a unique piece of jewellery made from mussel shells and it is often seen decked stunningly around most aawambo women’s necklines during joyous occasions or even as they run errands in northern Namibia. This necklace is worn to perfectly match their...

Stories & History
Namibia’s forgotten artist turns ninety: Ruth Wolter-Stijn

Namibia’s forgotten artist turns ninety: Ruth Wolter-Stijn

Many years ago, while I was rummaging through some old magazines from the 60s, I came across an article about famous woodcarver Ruth Wolter, who lived on a farm in the Omaheke, bordering the Kalahari Desert. Her 26 panels of woodcarvings still grace the top floor of...

Miscellaneous
What are some benefits of travelling to Namibia?

What are some benefits of travelling to Namibia?

So, when was the last time you dusted off that suitcase to fill it with special travel essentials, switched off your digital gadgets, or pushed pause on your routine to go away to an unfamiliar destination? Think about it … if it has been a while then Namibia possibly...

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Planning a romantic getaway in Namibia? Or your honeymoon?

So, you just got hitched, or simply long for a romantic getaway with your better half, and Namibia ranks high on your list of potential destinations. But with an area of 825,419 square kilometres comprised of enticingly beautiful landscapes, you might need some...

Namushasha River Villa: one of Namibia’s superb Zambezi lodges

Your first sight of the Namushasha River Villa – a floating oasis moored on a channel on the Kwando River in the Zambezi (Caprivi) region of Namibia – will have you gaping in wonder. You’ll be chuffed to stay on this romantic two-person craft surrounded by water...

How can I enjoy Etosha Safari Camp’s energetic township vibe in Namibia?

There aren’t many places in the world where you can shower with an elephant before enjoying dinner around a campfire while live music pulsates with energetic township vibe. Not unless you stay at Etosha Safari Camp 10km south of Etosha National Park’s Anderson Gate in Namibia.