Experiences

On the road

On the Road: From the wild horses into the arms of the spectacular Namib...

Follow the Namib Desert Route through some of the most scenic roads on the continent . . . It’s a good feeling to hit the road again after a restful stop at Klein Aus...
birds and zebras

Birds and zebras

A boat trip on the Chobe River on a winter morning In the vicinity of the Chobe River Camp the reeds and papyrus as well as the tall trees which characterise the banks of the...
Cycling experience in Namibgrens

A cycling experience at Namibgrens

Waking up in a tent surrounded by the Namibian bush is what I love. For me, camping and cycling go hand in hand, so when a long weekend is planned, the number one priority...
Sunset Photography

Sunset photography – Tips from an expert

Africa, the continent of perfect sunsets – and as it seems, every single evening. The term sunset photography must have been coined in Namibia, where light and shadow merges in the red glow of...
Birds and reptiles

Birds and reptiles

Boat trip on the Okavango in winter Most of the migratory birds move off to the north well before the start of the southern winter (May to August) and in mid-July it will still be...
Wetland bird count

Report on wetland bird counts and bird mapping at Gondwana lodges in north-eastern Namibia,...

After a very successful series of summer counts at the four Gondwana lodges in February it was time to repeat the exercise, this time in winter. The team, consisting of Gudrun Middendorff, Neil Thomson,...
680 bird species in Namibia

680 bird species in Namibia

According to the latest statistics no less than 680 different bird species are found in Namibia. Four of them – the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), the Common or Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), Common Starling...
Otoliths

Otoliths help to determine species and age

Stones in the head of a fish – is that possible? Some anglers are aware of stones, or otoliths, in the head of the Madagascar meagre, but it is not generally known that ear-stones,...
The pearl-spotted owlet

The story of 5H63061

In the middle of May Windhoek resident Nadja Visagie called to tell me that her father-in-law had brought an injured pearl-spotted owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) with a ringed leg to her house. He had picked...
Freshwater angling associations

Six freshwater angling associations in Namibia

Sporting the oldest desert on earth, Namibia is known as a desert country. Perennial rivers are few and far between, found only on the southern and northern border, but where there is water there...