Sossusvlei Road Trip – By Chris the Travel Junkie

If there’s one place in Namibia that I keep going back to this is it. Sossusvlei has had a special place in my heart, ever since I first read about it in the ’80s and then experienced through the photography of the late Getaway Magazine photographer Patrick Wagner. If ever there was a physical placeContinue reading “Sossusvlei Road Trip – By Chris the Travel Junkie”

Stargazing in Namibia

Namibia was chosen as the best site for the multi-national Max Planck High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) … The Khomas Hochland/Gamsberg area west of Windhoek has the third-clearest, least light-polluted sky in the world. Dark Sky, Bright Stars In 2012 the NamibRand Nature Reserve was selected by the International Dark Sky Association as an official dark sky reserve on account of itsContinue reading “Stargazing in Namibia”

The Baobab Tree “Tree of Life”

During tribal wars in the 19th century, the headman of the Ombalantu people decided that a hole should be cut into the top of the tree and hollowed out so that women and children could hide inside, whenever the village was attacked. It is said that about 45 people could fit into that space. ItContinue reading “The Baobab Tree “Tree of Life””

Have you ever thought to find a bakery in the middle of the desert?

Many tourists use Solitaire as a stopover en route to or from Sesriem and the Sossusvlei. It is situated in a very sparsely populated area close to the Namib Naukluft Park (80 km) at the crossing of two important roads: the C14 from Walvis Bay to Bethanien and the C24 from Rehoboth to Sossusvlei. Here you’ll find a petrolContinue reading “Have you ever thought to find a bakery in the middle of the desert?”

Sossusvlei, a Large Ephemeral Pan

Sossusvlei, a large ephemeral pan, is set amid red sand dunes that tower up to 325m above the valley floor. It rarely contains any water, but when the Tsauchab River has gathered enough volume and momentum to push beyond the thirsty plains to the sand sea, it’s completely transformed. The normally cracked dry mud givesContinue reading “Sossusvlei, a Large Ephemeral Pan”

Tents to Hire

“Turns Out, Sleeping In A Tent Is Good For You” Whether you love camping or hate it, sleeping in a tent could help reset your circadian rhythm. We look at how you can improve your… By Gemma Curtis Camping – it certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Some people love being woken up gently byContinue reading “Tents to Hire”

Antelope in Namibia

There are over twenty species of antelope ranging from the largest, the eland, to the smallest, the Damara dik-dik. The gemsbok, a striking antelope with long symmetrical horns and distinctive black and white markings is featured on the Namibian coat of arms.

Famous Spitzkoppe mountain range

It did not take me long to get inspired for this introduction back into the wild. I went through my phones photo gallery and had a glorious run down memory lane…. We in Namibia are in the privileged position to start venturing back into the bush veld. As for our neighbours and the overseas campContinue reading “Famous Spitzkoppe mountain range”

The mysterious lone men of Kaokoland

Namibia’s far north-western reaches have always held mysteries and marvels. A new mystery has recently emerged, leaving all spectators intrigued – and curious. As one of the last remaining wilderness areas in Africa, it attracts hard-core travellers and explorers. It appeals to those who have already travelled the main tarmac arteries through the country andContinue reading “The mysterious lone men of Kaokoland”