Experiences

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...

A delicacy, but beware of the sting

The white barbel (Galeichthys feliceps), popularly known as white sea catfish, is one of the numerous species of surf fish caught on the Namibian coast from the beach or from boats. It is feared...

Wildlife cinema in the oldest desert in the world

Owing to modern technology, live video streaming is now available of wild animals at a waterhole in the middle of the Namib Desert. From 6th of March 2019, anyone can use their...
Barking geckos

Small gecko – loud voice

Anyone who has spent an evening in the Namib Desert or in the Kalahari must have heard the loud call of a barking gecko, especially during the summer months. Most visitors think that a...
ABSA Cape Epic

Gondwana Grand Masters eyeing for podium standing – 2019 ABSA Cape Epic

Off they go again… and you might have seen glimpses of them at the 2018 Nedbank Desert Dash as part of the ‘Gondwana Masters’ team. It is Piet Swiegers from Namibia and Corrie Muller...
Penguins

Setback for Namibia’s penguins

On 13 February this year (2019) it became official: Namibia’s African penguins on Halifax Island off Lüderitz are dying from the dreaded influenza A virus subtype H5N8. Up to February 18th a total of...