Tag: Namibia

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge – an authentic African river safari experience

As the sun began descending on to the horizon, the impalas and the baboons began streaming onto the riverbanks from the forests over the hill. There were tens of each, big and small. The baboons frolicked playfully while the impalas behaved more gracefully. Then the kudus arrived. They were joined by warthogs and banded mongoose […]

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Chobe National Park & the African Quadripoint

Being the safari addict that I am, Chobe National Park had been on my bucket list for a long time. After all, it is one of Africa’s best safari destinations. While researching my trip to Victoria Falls, I was surprised to discover how near it actually was from there.  I was even more pleased to […]

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12 Tips for Travelling to Namibia

Namibia is unlike any other country I’ve been to before and I made a few mistakes when travelling there for the first time. However, I have learnt from the experience. Here are my tips for travelling to Namibia . There are 4 main aspects to consider when travelling to Namibia on a DIY trip:  flights […]

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Top Ten Highlights of Namibia

If you're the type of person who is attracted to places big on space and low on crowds, then Namibia will be right up your alley. It is the second most sparsely populated country in the world. (The first is Mongolia). However, the solitude is not the main attraction. Rather, it should be the spectacular […]

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The Spitzkoppe Mountains of Namibia

North-east of Swakopmund in Namibia, in the Southern Damaraland, you will find a group of mountains with striking granite peaks and smooth boulders in unusual shapes and sizes. More than 700 million years old, the main peak is often referred to as the "Matterhorn of Namibia", due to its resemblance to its Swiss counterpart. The other-worldly mountains are […]

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My first Airbnb experience + an Airbnb discount code for you!

Airbnb was founded in 2008. Its popularity has been snowballing over the years since then.  However, I had been shying away from using the portal because of a (mis)conception that it entailed sleeping in a room in someone's house while they were there too. As I value my privacy and space, this did not appeal […]

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Etosha Safari Lodge - Family-friendly gateway to Etosha

Etosha is the oldest national park in Namibia, and one of the largest national parks in Africa. What makes it special is the Etosha Pan, a huge shimmering white salt pan spanning almost 5000 kilometres and a quarter of the park. The Etosha Pan is the largest salt pan in Africa and the park’s most […]

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Okonjima and the AfriCat Foundation

Why does man destroy that which he does not understand? When we destroy in ignorance, we reap the unexpected . . . It is only through education, that the men, women and children of Africa will come to understand that we must learn to live within our wilderness and not without." Author Unknown The award-winning Okonjima Nature […]

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Onduruquea Game Lodge - a relaxing retreat

There is something special about Africa that touches the soul. Its alluring combination of scenery, wildlife and culture captures hearts and imaginations, and creates experiences that will forever be etched in ones memories, and memory cards. Take 40 000 acres of spectacular Namibian hills, savannahs and dried river beds. Add a diverse range of wildlife, […]

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Experiencing Namibia’s oldest hotel, the Hansa Hotel in Swakopmund

Some History On 5 July 1905, master hairdresser Paul Miersch announced to his valued customers that he had moved his business to a new building. This building had so many rooms that Paul rented some of them to travellers.  That is how Namibia’s oldest hotel began. Fast-forward to 1954. The hotel was taken over by […]

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Elegant Desert Lodge – an oasis in the desert

We drove through the barren Namibian desert roads and endless horizons, following the directions provided by Google Maps. Other vehicles were few and far between, and there was not a soul in sight. The voice on the app indicated that we would be approaching Elegant Desert Lodge soon. We were sceptical. One would not expect […]

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