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Namibia Visiting Guides

Namibia Archaeology

Damaraland South of the Etosha National Park and inland from the Skeleton Coast, is an area formerly known as Damaraland with unusual geological features, a wealth of rock paintings and engravings as well as desert adapted elephant and black rhino. Beyond the region's administrative capital, Khorixas, is the Petrified Forest, with fossilised...

Namibia Ecotourism - Erongo Region, Kunene Region, Conservancies

Erongo Region Various initiatives have been taken by local communities to generate a source of income from tourism and more are being developed with the help of NACOBTA in the Erongo region. The Topnaar community is a group of Nama people who live on the banks of the Kuiseb river and are developing projects to identify ways to share their unique...

Namibia Ecotourism - CBNRM, Walvis Bay, Conservancies, Bushman Tours, Nyae Nyae Farmers' Co-operative

The Community Based Natural Resource Management Programme (CBNRM) The CBNRM is an ambitious programme aimed at poverty alleviation and empowering people to care for their own natural resources and environment. Communal land conservancies can be formed by a community or group of communities within a defined geographical area which jointly manage,...

Namibia Ecotourism - Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve, Africat Foundation, Impalila Island

Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve Located north-east of Mariental is the 23,000 ha Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve. With a wide variety of game, bird, tree and grass species typical of the Kalahari red dune eco-system, it represents a traditional Bushman hunting area. Visitors to Intu Afrika can meet members of a resident Kung Bushman community...

Namibia Ecotourism - ETUSIS Foundation

ETUSIS Foundation The ETUSIS Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Namibia and was established to conserve the Hartmann' s mountain Zebra ( equus zebra hartmannae) . The foundation is involved with the protection of this highly endangered Zebra species, The ETUSIS Foundation was founded by Volker and Susanne Ledermann on the farm ETUSIS...

Namibia Ornithology

Image - Namibia Ornithology Bird Watching in Namibia Over 630 of the 887 recorded species of birds for Southern Africa can be found in Namibia. Of these about 500 species breed locally while the rest are migrants. 11 species are endemic, meaning that over 75% of their total world populations are found in Namibia. While the majority of birds - over 400 species - occur in the...

Namibia Trekking

Trekking in Namibia Namibia has one of southern Africa's toughest public hiking trails, some say the toughest; the 4-6 day Fish River Canyon Trail, open from May to September and administered by the Government's Nature Conservation Department. Fish River Canyon The Canyon is 161km long and its depth ranges between 457 and 549 meters - you can...

Fish River Canyon National Park

Image - Fish River Canyon National Park Nowhere else in Africa is there anything like Fish River Canyon. The Fish River, which joins the Orange River 76 km South of the Canyon has been gouging out this gorge for aeons, with stunning results. Although the Namibian tourist literature claims that it's the world's second largest canyon, after Arizona's Grand Canyon it's in fact well down...

Namib-Naukluft Park

Image - Namib-Naukluft Park The present boundaries of Namib-Naukluft Park, one of the World's largest national park covering 50,000-km sq., were established in 1978 by merging The Namib Desert park with parts of diamond area 1 and bits or of surrounding government land, Today it takes in over 23,000 sq. km of desert and semi desert area. Between the normally dry beds of the...

Namibia Dive Sites

The Namibia coast is not ideal for diving. It’s a shallow, high-energy coast so the visibility is usually less than one metre and the water is cold. The cray fishing in the season (1November to 30 April) is very good, though most Namibian divers dive in one of two spectacular sinkholes. They are Otjikoto and Lake Guinas, both of which are deep and...

Fishing in Namibia

Namibian coastal waters are considered some of the world's richest in terms of fish. Catches range from anchovy, pilchard to mackerel. Limited offshore fishing rights have caused problems in the past, prompting the authorities to declare a 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone to make local fisheries competitive. Each year, the waters off the...

Historical Sites In Namibia

Namib Naukluft Covering nearly 50,000 sq. km, this is the fourth largest conservation area in the world. There are five distinct areas-the Namib, Sandwich Harbour, Naukluft, Sersriem and Sossusvlei. The Namib area contains one of the oldest deserts on the planet. The central section is characterized by apricot-coloured sand dunes as high as 300...

Mamili National Park

Image - Mamili National Park Mamili National Park is a national park in Namibia. Mamili is Namibia's version of the Okavango Delta - a paradisiacal area of watery channels, reed islands and beautiful wetlands. Just as the Caprivi region is oft referred to as Namibia’s wetland paradise, then surely Mamili National Park can rightly claim to be the jewel in that crown. For this...