News 2013

  • Delegates and travel writers from around the world descended on the small desert town of Swakopmund, on Namibia’s coast, to begin the tenth Adventure Travel World Summit on 28 October. The River...

  • Africa is plagued with stories of failed conservation and bad news. Rhino and elephant populations are being decimated by unprecedented scales of poaching, while pristine wildlife habitat and...

  • Tomorrow! The day after the second issue of In Season, Windhoek will be hosting the Adventure Travel World Summit – the first time the summit has come to Africa – putting Namibia firmly on the top...

  • Karl Sooabeb is a game guard. It’s a responsible position at Doro !nawas Conservancy, in the hot plain west of Khorixas, Kunene Region. Game guards are at the heart of conservancies, and to extend...

  • Delegates and travel writers from around the world descended on Swakopmund on Monday to begin the tenth Adventure Travel World Summit and a party in the desert.

    Many of the writers and...

  • “We are all animals,” declared Minister of Foreign Affairs Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, to rapturous applause at the Adventure Travel World Summit in Swakopmund, and as ex-Minister of Environment and...

  • Parliament Gardens, Namibia. 26 October. The purple blossoms of the tall Jacaranda trees were falling on the grass, the stage, and the delegates gathered for the opening of the tenth Adventure...

  • Sheya Shuushona is a maze of sandy tracks to the north of Etosha. The communal conservancy is in the Kingdom of Ongandjera, where Owambo people keep cattle and grow millet as they have done for...

  • A buzzard circled low and then landed on the flood plain, and Neville told a story from the Dreamtime. Neville Poelina is an Aboriginal Australian who runs his own tour company. He was in Namibia’...

  • Jacobus !Narib owns six cows. He used to own seven. Six or seven: that's barely enough for a farmer to survive on, even if you count in the twenty odd sheep and goats. Jacobus and his wife Elisa...

  • Living with wildlife is easier said than done. For visitors to Namibia, the chance to experience the magic of megafauna like elephant, giraffe and rhino in their natural environment is a holiday...

  • The Nigerian Chief Emeka Anyaoku, ex-Secretary General of the Commonwealth, was in Namibia during October last year to award the prestigious Gift to the Earth to Namibia. The event took place at...

  • Though, by no means a vegetarian, I felt unsure about eating something that was smiling at me.  I am ashamed to say that when I was quite literally “faced” with the opportunity to eat a “smiley...

  • Josephine Awares was born in Sesfontein to a mother who was unable to produce breast milk and a father who wasn’t around a lot and didn’t seem to care much either way. Still a baby, she was sent...

  • Landine turns a page on the flip chart to reveal the stock losses. Lions took three calves at Leeukop. The farmer shot one and the Ministry is investigating. Two sheep were taken by Hyaenas at...

  • John Ledger is reading an article on fairy circles at Puros campsite. He has come full circle, so to speak, having started out as a medical etymologist studying insects in Namibia, moving on to...

  • Loud applause ends Janet Matota’s presentation on the role of women in conservation in Caprivi. About fifty people have braved a chilly Windhoek evening to listen to the challenges facing rural...

  • “Hi, I’m Delicious!” Salufo Limbo was holding out his hand in greeting. He called himself Delicious when he was 14, he explained, after seeing the word for tasty and all things nice in a...

  • Hunters are conservationists. It's a statement that might surprise many outside of hunting circles. It's also a fact widely accepted by conservation organizations on the ground. As the farmer...

  • “Always something new out of Africa” quoted Pliny the Elder. Were he alive, he would be rewarded by a visit to the Community Conservation stand at Tourism Expo, starting on May 29, and open to the...

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