News 2011

  • Pool with a view at Grootberg

    Namibia’s conservancies as a tourist destination. Forget the bundu image. Five star luxury is available in areas of Namibia that used to be called remote, but in truth are just a few hours’ drive...

  • "We had a full guest list and were sitting down to breakfast. We watched four lionesses chase the buffalos just down there". "It was National Geographic live!"

  • Wuparo Conservancy partners new lodge in Caprivi.

  • Bertha Lunyazo  has a huge smile. She just can’t help it. She’s the assistant manager at the new lodge in Wuparo Conservancy, and very much the new face of tourism in Caprivi.

  • “Tourists want to see cats” says Hans Fwelimbi, tour guide at Nkasa Lupala Lodge.

  • The elephant was killed with an automatic weapon. Spent cartridges were found in the sand, just 500 metres south of the Angolan border in Caprivi's Bwabwata National Park.

  • Jenny Mubita walks 30 minutes to the trial plot to till the land before the sun gets too hot.

  • Chris Weaver, Director of WWF In Namibia pays tribute to the NNF: The Namibia Nature Foundation is now one of the most respected and effective conservation NGOs in Namibia, managing a suite of...

  • Most people fly in to the Desert Rhino Camp, and no wonder. The drive from Palmwag follows the line of the veterinary fence across rugged countryside that tests even a Land Rover's suspension.

  • On a wind chilled April morning, high on the Grootberg Plateau, Wilhelm Christian greets the Dabenoc family from France.

  • Who would have thought that vuvuzelas could still come in handy? Daniel Kabala is happy he still has one to blast on.

  • Conservation and hunting may not seem to go hand in hand, but the combination is proving vital in ensuring some rural communities have meaningful incomes, writes Steve Felton.

  • National Public Radio in the USA recently reported on Namibia’s conservation strategy. Steve Felton followed NPR to //Huab conservancy, and reports on Namibia’s annual game count.

  • As the rains ended and the winter began, five determined ladies from Namibia’s communal conservancies scaled the Brandberg mountain; to show that they could do it, and to improve their career...

  • Picture courtesy of Neil Jacobsohn

    Book review of An Arid Eden written by Garth Owen-Smith

  • Far from Kunene

    Hilga, female conservancy manager at ≠Khoadi-// Hoâs Conservancy, visited Beijing to attend the prestigious World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Tourism for Tomorrow’ awards . The conservancy deals...

  • Joglinde Uibasen conservancy manager

    Joglinde – young female conservancy manager at Uibasen Conservancy.

  • Sakkie Haufiku: assistant manager at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

  • Somebody once joked: "If it's Tuesday it must be Belgium," referring to an American tourist bus 'doing' Europe. On Tuesday 03.05.2011 (the camera records the date exactly) it was Twyfelfontein in...

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