Namibia

Spitzkoppe

Spitzkoppe

German for ‘pointed dome’, Spitkzoppe is also known as Spitzkop, Groot Spitzkop or the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia’.  Spitzkoppe is a collection of smooth, granite peaks or bornhardts situated between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib Desert of Namibia. The rocks are over...
Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei

A popular tourist destination, Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan encircled by looming scarlet dunes that lies in the southern portion of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. Sossusvlei is frequently used to define the pan as well as its...
Swakopmund

Swakopmund

Swakopmund, or ‘Mouth of the Swakop’, is a city located in the Namib Desert, on the north-west of Namibia’s coast. The city is situated 280 kilometres west of the capital of Namibia, Windhoek, and is the capital of the Erongo administrative district. Swakopmund is...
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park, Namibia

One of the most fantastic wildlife sanctuaries in Southern Africa, Etosha National Park, is located in the expanse of dry land that lies in Northern Namibia. The reserve supplies travellers with spectacular game viewing in one of the continent’s most accessible...
Experience the Caprivi Strip

Experience the Caprivi Strip

The Caprivi Strip is the northern Namibian gateway to the Okavango Delta, also known as the Panhandle – resembling a pan’s handle. It is formerly known as the Itenge – a narrow protrusion of Namibia touching Angola, Botswana and Zambia bordering each country by the...
Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings, Namibia

Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings, Namibia

What makes these Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings so special is that they are about 10 000 years old. They were engraved by Bushmen (hunter-gatherers) over a period of 1000 years. The drawings were made by cutting through the outer layer of red-crusted rock, that in turn...
Documented Conquests of Spitzkoppe

Documented Conquests of Spitzkoppe

A party of climbers from Cape Town led by S. Le Roux first conquered the peak. The second group first attempted to ascend the southwest ridge, but failed. The group (O’Neil, Shipley and Schaff) then decided to attempt the northern side of the peak, but ran out of...
The Namib Desert Beetle

The Namib Desert Beetle

This beetle originated in the Namib desert of Southern Africa. With such a small percentage of rain per year (1.4cm), this beetle survives by collecting water on its back that has small ridges on it. The beetle teeters on its little legs and faces into the breeze and...
A Perfect African Sunrise

A Perfect African Sunrise

“How tough could it be” I think to myself as I’m snuggly warm in my sleeping bag, dreading getting out into the cold morning air, and could hear our tour leader doing her rounds to wake up her weary troops. Moving at a snails’ pace, we geared up against the chilly air...
The Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon is located in southern Namibia and the world’s second largest canyon (next to the Grand Canyon) and the largest in Africa.  Its ravine is approximately 160km long, 27km wide and 550m deep at its deepest point, with the Fish River flowing through...
Etosha – ‘Place of dry water’

Etosha – ‘Place of dry water’

Etosha, meaning ‘place of dry water’, is located in northern Namibia and one of the country’s most famous and biggest national parks, established in 1907.  The park is dominated by the desert salt pan, roughly 130km in length and 50km in places.  With the...
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland, Namibia

One of the most scenic regions in Namibia, Damaraland, has a dramatic landscape of red-hued mountains, enormous granite koppies (hills) and wide, open, sandy plains. It lies south of Etosha National Park and north of Swakopmund. It’s home to a few black rhinos and the...

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