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Wild Encounters, Etosha National Park, Namibia travel blog

Wild Encounters

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 450 Temperature : 30 degrees Weather : Sunny Having secured ourselves some "overflow"camping at Etosha's Okaukuejo Campsite we spent 4 fabulous nights in the Etosha National Park. We didn’t want to get our hopes up about ...

sand and stones, Spitzkoppe, Namibia travel blog

sand and stones

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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When I asked my South African friend would I like Namibia he answered: 'If you like sand and stones.' Travelling through the Namib desert now, I see what he means. An abundance of sand and stones, rocks and dust. Little or no vegetation, population, or ...

Another Missed Sunset, Fish River Canyon, Namibia travel blog

Another Missed Sunset

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Another cold night in the desert, we were up and waiting at the entrance gate to Soussusvlei for when they opened at 5:30am. We did the 45km to Dune 45 and climbed most of the way to the top for sunrise. I was ...

Etosha the wildlife haven, Windhoek, Namibia travel blog

Etosha the wildlife haven

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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We arrived at Etosha around midday. The weather was starting to get hot, but still cool enough for the animal to be out and about. After getting our permits, and had a quick lunch we started the Game drive. We would be driving the park in our large truck ...

Caprivi Strip and Angola in sight, Rundu, Namibia travel blog

Caprivi Strip and Angola in sight

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... passed by fields of sorghum on the long road that seemed to stretch out for ever into the distance. The border crossing into Namibia was a piece of cake. This overland truck business seems a bit easy after what had happened in east Africa. Once in ...

A taste of Namibian culture, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

A taste of Namibian culture

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... living in Swakopmund as well as the rest of Namibia because it used to be a German colony (South Africa later ruled Namibia until it gained independence in 1990). We were very surprised by the very European look and feel and affluence of Swakopmund. ...

Close encounters with a mongoose, Etosha National Park, Namibia travel blog

Close encounters with a mongoose

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Banded mongoose were all around the camp, as I lay on my front to take a photo, one inquisitive the little blighters came face to face with my lens! The wildlife was much the same as the previous day. Lots of Gemsbok - ...

Bush camps and inept guides, Twyfelfontein, Namibia travel blog

Bush camps and inept guides

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... in the truck and our first stop was in the town of Kamanjab for a little shopping. This seemed more like how the real Namibia should be, dusty and run down. The Herero women here still wore these huge, often colourful, Victorian dresses and headgear from ...

Rolling quad bikes and biting turtles, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Rolling quad bikes and biting turtles

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Excellent fun packed day. We signed up for a quad bike/sand board combo. After a quick ride on out semi automatic quads we stopped for about 40 minutes at a place where we sped down a steep dune on a thin veneered polished piece of plywood. ...

How not to organise an overland trip, Sossusvlei, Namibia travel blog

How not to organise an overland trip

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... to Tanzania! In the end it was 1:30 before we left, due to general ineptitude it looked like we wouldn't make it to Namibia's top tourist attraction that evening! We went the first 30km down the coast to Walvis Bay, this place was occupied by the ...

Playing with the moggies, Otjitotongwe, Cheetah Farm, Namibia travel blog

Playing with the moggies

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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A May Day national holiday in Namibia today, just like most places in the world. We did a sunrise game drive that was very nice, although we failed to spot rhinos and the only elephants we saw were 2, briefly the previous day. The level of enthusiasm ...

Dawn on Safari, Etosha National Park, Namibia travel blog

Dawn on Safari

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... to find these out in the middle of the desert, but I am grateful after drinking 3 litres of H20. We stop at Okahandja, Namibia's largest wood carving market. Having honed my bartering skills in China and Nepal, I'm ready to make a deal. I end up buying a ...

Namibia Safari Part II, Kamanjab, Namibia travel blog

Namibia Safari Part II

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... smallest of towns. We visit a tribal area called Oase Village where the tribespeople migrated from the far north Kaokoland region of Namibia, close to the Angolan border, living their traditional way in their village on a farm. We visit the teenage girls ...

The naked cyclists!, Noordoewer, Namibia travel blog

The naked cyclists!

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... Erica, and I was looking forward to that. In Namibia we stayed at Felix Unite, a very nice campsite on the Orange River. Namibia is bigger than Botswana that in turn is the size of France. 2 weeks in this amazing country is nowhere near enough. I ...

Moon Landscapes and Weird Welwichias, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Moon Landscapes and Weird Welwichias

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... the 30km drive to Swakopmund we saw very little thanks to the “pea soup” that was engulfing us. Swakompund is Namibia’s coastal resort town. It has a definite German feel to it thanks to it’s distinctive architecture. It’s a ...

A Sea Of Sand, Sesriem, Namibia travel blog

A Sea Of Sand

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 440 Temperature : 25 degrees Weather : Hot, dry and dusty Dunes.  Huge dunes.  A sea of sand as far as the eye can see. These are the world famous dunes of the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world. It's really hard ...

Those Adorable Meerkats!, Keetmanshoop, Namibia travel blog

Those Adorable Meerkats!

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... surprisingly tame, letting me approach quite closely and snap some great photos. They are fantastically photogenic little guys! My Namibia experience is complete, everything else is icing on the cake! She Said: In addition to meerkats, our campsite ...

who's fooling who?, Kamanjab, Namibia travel blog

who's fooling who?

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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I want to tell you about the Himba tribe, the last traditional tribe in Namibia. I realise there are two ways of telling and am wondering which would do more justice. It's hard to say. I can quote the facts which I have here in front of me. I can't fault ...

Camping in the Caprivi, Mahango, Namibia travel blog

Camping in the Caprivi

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... , for apparently trying to cross the border without the necessary paper work and pay a small fortune. Once they had received their money, the police were however happy to let us cross over….. Bye Bye Namibia….it’s absolutely ...

The 'Big Five', Etosha National Park, Namibia travel blog

The 'Big Five'

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... . While we are looking to shoot the Big 5, it will only be with our cameras. Etosha National Park in northern Namibia did not disappoint us. While there were plenty of springbok, we also saw some more traditional African animals such as ...

A big ditch, Noordoewer, Namibia travel blog

A big ditch

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... We headed south from there to the Orange River so some of our group could do a bit of canoeing and spend one last night in Namibia. We are on to South Africa tomorrow to spend the last few days of our overland trip visiting the wine-growing region around ...

Sandboarding, dunes and Desert, Swakopmund, Namibia travel blog

Sandboarding, dunes and Desert

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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We are making our first non-camping stop of the tour today in Swakupmond. This very german little town is right on the edge of Atlantic ocean and fringed on the opposite side by massive sand dunes. The coast is known as the Skeleton coast, as fog is very ...

Into the Namibian Desert with the Pastores, Windhoek, Namibia travel blog

Into the Namibian Desert with the Pastores

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... gas station and its famous apple crumble - seriously, we heard about Solitaire apple crumble any time somebody talked about a trip through Namibia...) to attempt to call the campground and beg them to keep it open for us. No luck getting through on the ...

More Desert, Keetmanshoop, Namibia travel blog

More Desert

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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We left the canyon for Keetmanshoop and the ancient Quiver Tree forest. These trees are only found in this region and are actually aloe plants. They grow among rocks and acacias, living for many hundreds of years. We didn't stay too long. We wanted to ...

Into Namibia, Ai-Ais, Namibia travel blog

Into Namibia

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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We drove through the night, whizzing by a donkey. Luckily it was in the right lane. We reached the border a little after sunset. Crossing was smooth. Our first destination was Ai-Ais (pronounced eye ice), where lies Fish River Canyon and some incredible ...

Into Africa, Rundu, Botswana travel blog

Into Africa

A travel blog entry by samkirsop

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... to get the best view. Further North we stayed at Cheetah Park, which splitm opinion amongst the group we're travelling with. Namibia has the World's highest population of cheetahs, and as such they are considered pests by farmers who try to kill them. ...

Animals Under the Lights, Etosha National Park, Namibia travel blog

Animals Under the Lights

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... anyone who wants to go on an African safari. The accommodation is comfortable, the park is huge with a large variety of animals, and Namibia is a very developed country. And the lions feasting on the zebra was definitely a once in a lifetime ...

The Caprivi Strip, The Caprivi Strip, Namibia travel blog

The Caprivi Strip

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... it to the border before it closed at six, so we camped in a German-run rest camp. My hammock hung under papayas. Namibia has been great, though mostly desert. I never felt unsafe, and everyone was kind and helpful. They have amazing bread everywhere ...

Dunes, Sossusviei, Namibia travel blog

Dunes

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... the great red color! Hiking through the dunes, which are part of the 20,000 sq-mile sand sea that covers much of Western Namibia, was a sombre experience. The dunes, which reach as high as 1,000 feet, are part of one of the oldest and driest ecosystems ...

Trees & Rocks, Keetmanshoop, Namibia travel blog

Trees & Rocks

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... trees in the park were between 200 to 300 years old. Modeling of Aloe dichotoma (scienific name) in South Africa and Namibia has contributed to understanding of protected area needs in response to climate change. Known as Choje to the indigenous San ...

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