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Fish River Canyon Trail Run

Fish River Ultra Marathon 2019

It was mid-year and time once again to marvel at the creation and formation of the earth. Eyes cast downwards, moving cautiously so as to not succumb to the law of gravity, I headed down...
Daan Viljoen Hiking

Hiking in Daan Viljoen

One Saturday morning, three friends and I decided to head to Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, which is situated in the mountainous Khomas Hochland close to Windhoek. The park offers guests two hiking trails. On...
Kuiseb Hike

The Kuiseb hike experience

Sometimes you have to go off the beaten track to discover something new! The ephemeral Kuiseb River starts just outside of Windhoek in the Khomas Hochland and meanders its way through the landscape to the Atlantic...
Heron

The largest, the smallest and the most threatened herons of Namibia

The big bird stands in the shallows motionless. It intently watches the water at its feet and waits patiently. Then, within a split-second, the long pointed beak lunges forward, water splashes and a large...
Bird Flu

Bird Flu under Control, but Namibia’s Penguins are still threatened

The avian influenza A(H5N8) virus, which has claimed numerous victims among the African Penguin colony on Halifax Island near Lüderitzbucht since the beginning of this year, seems to be under control. According to penguin...
Chobe Birds

Birds at the Chobe River: from Tits to Hornbills

Migratory birds spend the Namibian winter months in the northern hemisphere, but nevertheless numerous species of birds can be watched at the Chobe River from May to September as well. On foot, on game...
Oxpecker

Checking out the Oxpecker

Anyone who has visited the north-western and north-eastern parts of the country will have noticed the brown-grey birds with the red or yellow-red beaks as they busy themselves on cattle or wild mammals. When...
Litchen Fields

Namibia’s unique lichen fields

Admired by experts, but otherwise still largely unnoticed, already damaged in places and very much in need of research: the largest lichen fields outside the arctic and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere are found...
Moonraker

Moonraker – Wild at Heart

The weekend was upon me once again, as I planned to put in the notorious longer run. A back-to back-session ensued with 45 kilometres due on Saturday and 35 kilometres on Sunday. On Friday evening...
Sean Nightwalk

Night walk in the Namib Desert

The beam of the flashlight penetrates the darkness, illuminating a small section of the gravel plain south of the seasonal Swakop River. North of the river the lights of Swakopmund are blinking. Waves can be...