Trip Ideas

Hakusembe Birds

Chobe candle-pod acacia in bloom and Greater Honeyguide

At Hakusembe River Lodge west of Rundu the creamy-yellow catkins of the Chobe candle-pod acacia (Acacia hebeclada subsp. Chobiensis) attract Grey Louries to the Kavango River’s riparian vegetation. Come spring and for numerous animals...
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...
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...
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...