News 2012

  • The power line to the school passes right over Annety’s house. After the sun goes down, Sesheke village in Caprivi is plunged into darkness - like most of rural Namibia. It’s ironic that just...

  • In a global world where tourism and travel leave very large footprints, it can sometimes seem odd to claim that tourism can drive conservation. But with the launch of KAZA, Africa’s largest...

  • We all love dogs (well, some of us do), and the African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus is fast becoming a “must see” for visitors to the KAZA area: the largest conservation area in Africa.

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  • The 2012 Markhor Award for Outstanding Conservation Performance has been won jointly by the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and the Namibian Association of CBNRM Support...

  • Allu, our unofficial guide, stopped the truck and asked for directions to the funeral. We were told we would find people waiting for the service to begin in “that” direction. With no street signs...

  • FIVE countries gathered at the northeastern tip of Namibia in the Caprivi region today to officially launch the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA). For many, the launch...

  • The five partner countries at the helm of the Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation area (KAZA TFCA) believe that one of the key drivers for development in the area is tourism.

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  • Memory Shakoi grew up on the shores of the Kwando river in Zambia. She says growing up the Imusho district, in a village across the border from Namibia’s Kwando conservancy, poaching was rife. A...

  • Lianshulu lodge  could hardly be better situated, inside Mudumu National Park and on the Bank of the River Kwando. Nkasa Lupala is equally well placed, on a backwater of the Linyanti and just 300...

  • The Minister of Environment and Tourism, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, says rural communities were able to generate about N$50 million and over 200 permanent jobs through the Community Based Natural...

  • When you arrive at Grootberg Lodge, be sure to have a copy of the Republikein. The lodge is perched on top of the Grootberg Pass with stunning panoramas. But to say the least, it is isolated....

  • Every six months the Caprivi communal conservancies get together to discuss future plans, which include tourism and the joint venture lodges run in partnership between conservancies and private...

  • Growing up in the lush river bound landscape of the Caprivi region it is inevitable that many young Caprivians dream of making a life based on their natural surroundings. And, with the help of the...

  • Carlo Josupeit, a ‘WWF Protector'

    You don’t have to be rich to help out in conservation. That’s the message from Carlo Josupeit, who is a ‘WWF Protector’. That’s the title given to donors who give at least 100 Euros annually,...

  • It was silent in the bush. The Ju/’hoan San hunter blew into some grass in his hand as the dozen tourists around him held their breath. Then suddenly the grass burst into flames and everybody...

  • Induna Mukolufu was born into the Mafwe people in 1925 on Rupara Island, which forms part of present day Mamili National Park, in Caprivi Region. As a young man he remembers hunting lechwe,...

  • It’s a fair bet that most people have heard about Yellowstone National Park, in the USA, famous for its grizzly bears. If you live near there, and want to find real adventure, you come to ….....

  • Chief Bobo, as Tsamkxao is affectionately known, is a popular man in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy. He doesn’t run the conservancy – that is the job of an elected management committee – but he is the...

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    Say TeQuila and what pops into your mind? Namibia’s top female vocalist or a Mexican drink maybe, but not necessarily wildlife and conservation. But changing attitudes is part of what...

  • Mudumu National Park offers woodland, water and wildlife, just a few minutes away from some of Caprivi's premier lodges – and there are three simple campsites in the park if you really want to get...

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