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January 6th 2020  |   Namibia, Unique Experiences  |  by   Richard Smith

The dust hangs in the air as we wait to make our way through the cool early morning to the gate into Sossusvlei National Park, home to Namibia’s famously huge and scenic dunes. The sun crests a ridge behind us, though without the heat it’ll bring later in the day ... Read more

December 20th 2019  |   Namibia  |  by   Richard Smith

Wild – Sossusvlei Safari in Namibia and you will come away raving about the landscapes, the colours and the changing hues. The most famous of all is, perhaps, the incredible landscape of Sossusvlei where the wind constantly sculpts and re-sculpts the majestic dunes, their other-worldly beauty standing vivid against the ... Read more

December 10th 2019  |   Namibia  |  by   Richard Smith

We sit on the deck overlooking the dry riverbed warming ourselves in the morning sun. The whole family is dressed in muted colours as we wait for our guide to return with news. He left early, before sunrise and the delivery of coffee to our tents, to meet the rhino ... Read more

August 20th 2019  |   Family Safaris, Namibia  |  by   Richard Smith

The answer to the question ‘Is a Namibia guided safari a good holiday with teenagers?’ is without question ‘yes’. The right guide makes family logistics very easy and there are activities a plenty to keep them busy. My children are now older teenagers at 16 and 19 and, while my ... Read more

April 12th 2019  |   Interviews, Namibia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Becky has just come back from an action packed couple of weeks in Namibia.  For the first five days of her trip she was accompanied by Wilderness Safaris’ guide Jeremia Mwapopi, and took the chance to chat to him about his life as a safari guide. When did you first ... Read more

March 28th 2019  |   Travel, Namibia, Unique Experiences  |  by   Becky Thomson

Sossusvlei, one of Namibia’s most iconic and striking landscapes, is home to windswept, burnt-red dunes and the bleached white pans of Deadvlei. Framed by a deep blue sky, this spectacular scenery is particularly beautiful at dawn and dusk when the light and contrasting colours are at their most intense. Seemingly ... Read more

February 28th 2019  |   Botswana, Travel, Kenya, Shop, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda  |  by   Renate
Recycled plastic boat dhow, Lamu, Kenya. The Flipflopi Project UN Environment Clean Seas Project

Kenya joins over 40 countries to have made plastic bags (including duty-free bags) illegal, with a ban imposed in 2017. Africa has been leading the global war on plastics, and to date many of southern and eastern African countries have banned plastic bags. Can I take plastic bags to Kenya? ... Read more

February 20th 2019  |   Travel, Namibia  |  by   Richard Smith

This desert country of spectacular landscapes and unique culture is home to more wildlife than you might imagine.  Namibia has grabbed a fair few headlines in the travel press over the last year or so with some spectacular lodge openings.   All the more reason to go and explore.  Here are ... Read more

January 6th 2019  |   Travel, Namibia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Amazing 10 day Namibia Under Canvas Safari Trip highlights: • Travel with one of Namibia’s most reputable and well known naturalist guides • Visit world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats • Sleep under canvas in the tree tops overlooking one of the ... Read more

November 6th 2018  |   Travel, Namibia, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

When we asked Africa’s riding safari guides and company owners for their bucket list rides in Africa, Namibia kept coming up as somewhere they were keen to explore. A plan was therefore hatched that Aardvark Safaris, together with Namibia Horse Safaris, would arrange a ‘guides’ ride’ and invite clients to ... Read more