Experiences

Bass Angling Oanob

Bass Angling Association runs out of water

The angler on his motorboat is all by himself. A long-sleeved shirt, long pants, socks, a big hat and sunglasses, plus generous lashings of sunscreen on any bare skin are a must for a largemouth...
Etosha Fossils

The Etosha Pan holds fossils of mammoths, prehistoric antelopes and rhinos

There was a time when mammoths roamed the area around the Etosha Pan. The South African mammoth (Mammuthus subplanifrons) was more than 3.5 metres tall and weighed nine tons. Fossils of this species have...
Gabar Melanistic

Nature’s caprices – melanism and leucism

Nature has its whims... It is not uncommon to see a black Gabar Goshawk, but you will rarely spot a white Red-faced Mousebird. Up to 25 percent of Gabar Goshawks are black – i.e....
Running

Namibian trail runner tackles the Drakensberg Ultra Trail

The Ultra-Trail Drakensberg, from 26 to 28 April 2019, was a festival of ultra-trail mountain running, with events of 30, 62, 100 and 160 kilometres respectively. It is also an Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc qualifying...
Henry Loubser

Handle fish with care and respect

Passionate angler Henry Loubser has conducted angling safaris for 30 years. Fish, especially Namibia’s surf species, are near and dear to the former electrician who worked at the Rössing Uranium Mine. He...
Puff adder

Puff adders responsible for most of the serious snakebites in southern Africa

Puff adders responsible for most of the serious snakebites in southern Africa Puff adders can be found in most parts of Namibia except for the dunes of the Namib Desert....
Elephant Photography

Taking pictures of grey giants

Stately, enormous, powerful, gentle and quiet, loving, calm and sweet, huge, dangerous and wild. Elephants. They epitomise Africa. Tourists consider them the most impressive animals in the wild. Their sheer size is...
Spiders

Innocent monsters – don’t be afraid of big spiders

Spiders are disgusting, dangerous, frightening. That is what most people think of them and therefore countless harmless and useful spiders are killed. With a few exceptions the many species of spiders which occur in Namibia...
Peter Bridgeford

Peter Bridgeford: Conservation pioneer in Namibia

Peter and Marilyn Bridgeford arrived at Okaukuejo in Etosha National Park on 31 May 1976. They were in their mid-thirties and Peter had accepted a position as a tourist official with the...
Camping2Go

Dirt roads, desert & starlit dinner

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir As we drove around the curve towards Spreetshoogte Pass and caught the first...