Experiences

Chobe Oxpecker

Chobe River Camp, the bird nursery

Researcher Sinvula Michael Lukubwe is excited: Yellow-billed Oxpeckers, usually very shy birds, have chosen a hollow wooden pole in the fencing around the boma of Chobe River Camp as their nesting site. It is...
Zambezi Birds

Spring has brought the first feathered migrants

This year (2019) the first Carmine Bee-eaters already appeared on August 1st at the breeding colony between Zambezi Mubala Lodge and Zambezi Mubala Camp. The colourful birds spend the southern winter in Equatorial Africa....
People Photography

People in Namibia, people in Africa, photographic encounters on the journey.

Animals, landscapes, the lodges and camps and your off-road vehicle are probably the main subjects on the photos that you bring home from a journey. The more exotic the encounter, the more extraordinary the...
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...