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Why Namibia is a Great Safari Country

As a former author for Lonely Planet guidebooks, I have travelled to many countries in East Africa and Southern Africa. Namibia has always been one of my favourite destinations. So, when safari tourists and African…

Interesting Things to Do in Windhoek

Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and is located in the epicentre of the country which makes it easy to travel to any part of the country from the capital city. Located on all three…

Windhoek Jazz Festival 2016

Jazz has always been an expression of feelings, thoughts and a representation of cultural diversity. Mainly started in the United States, its innovation and creativity sparked a movement in communities, eventually spreading to all corners…

A day with the Batswana people of Namibia

“You say dumela mmewhen greeting the women,” says Gertrude. Gertrude is my local tour guide. She will be showing me around her village called Metsweding. “To greet the men you say dumela ntate. Just say gosiameto say goodbye.Gosiamealso…

Exploring South Eastern Namibia

There is a saying in a local language that loosely translates to, "You don't travel, you don't see". I began my 7-day tour of southeastern Namibia with a stopover in the town of Gobabis. I…

Opuwo And The Himbas – A Metaphor For Balance

OPUWO – a metaphor for balance. Opuwo is a beautiful and complex metaphor for how what is perceived as modern, and that which is seen as purely traditional could live in harmony. In this capital…

The Etosha Magic

Despite the scorching summer heat (though it’s only the start of the Spring season) and the arid conditions that currently characterize this vast national park of over 23,000 square km, the animals came out to…

Nomad: The African Spa experience

As we face every day pressures, a day seemingly starts going faster, an hour goes in a blink of the eye and our to-do list is merely half way by the time the day are…

Diary of a Local traveller: Part 1

I am so excited to share with you my Eastern Namibia Adventure. Arriving late in the afternoon after a flight from Windhoek, a stopover at Katima Mulilo and a two-hour road trip from Rundu, River…

Uniquely Namibian Food

When you travel one of the best ways to experience local culture, and to get a sense of what a country is really all about, is to try the food. A traveller who does not…

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