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Essential Travel Information When Visiting Namibia

In recent years Africa has become an increasingly popular destination for holidaymakers, especially those seeing either a safari adventure or a luxury beach holiday. Many countries on this wonderful continent remain relatively unspoilt – and there can be dangers present if you are not familiar with the customs of different countries – yet most are now visited on a regular basis. At Book Namibia we have put together an essential travel resource that should be read by anyone wishing to visit what is one of the most spectacular countries on the continent, and we are happy to pass on our knowledge and experience to you. As we know Namibia so well we have collected the names and contact details of all the tour operators, safari operators, 4×4 hire companies and accommodation providers, and we believe that, as a result, we are the best site for information on where to stay, what to do and how to get to Namibia. We are not a booking site as such, but we point you in the right direction to find the best people for an enjoyable and exciting holiday in our favourite place, and for everything you need to know. We have vital information on drinking water, safety and security, health risks and currencies to carry, and we are happy to provide what must be the most comprehensive guide to tourism in Namibia on the internet. We recommend you read our site thoroughly before embarking on your journey, and guarantee that it will be an adventure to a place the likes of which you have never seen before. Visit wild, wonderful Namibia now before it succumbs to the inevitable development, and let Book Namibia guide you towards the best of all worlds in what is a unique place to experience in every possible...

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Namibia is a Conservationists Dream

Are you interested in conservation, perhaps of endangered animals in the wilds of Africa? If so, why not combine a holiday with a visit to some of the most impressive conservation programmes on Earth? Namibia is home to some of the most impressive and exotic animals in Africa, and also to a number of committed conservation programmes, so you get the benefit of seeing the likes of cheetah, leopards and lions in the wild, in an environment where they are looked after and yet left to live in their natural environment. Namibia is a fabulous place to visit being largely unspoilt, and features a beautiful coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. The spectacular expanses of the Namib Desert have to be seen to be believed, and this historically important place simply exudes natural beauty. There really is nowhere else like Namibia on the planet, and at Book Namibia we have all the information you need to find the right travel and tour operators for an exciting conservation based adventure in this amazing place. We are not a travel agent ourselves, but a comprehensive guide to travel in Namibia, with resources on accommodation, tours and the various conservation programmes. Namibia is famous for its love of cheetahs, the most elusive of the African big cats, and its various conservation programmes have to be visited to be believed. If you are a lover of these wonderful creatures this is an opportunity you really cannot afford to miss, and one that you will enjoy to the full. There is a world of wonder in Namibia that makes it a country unlike any other, and you will certainly get your money’s worth by checking with Book Namibia for the best people to travel with. Have a closer look now, and make your African adventure come...

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Why Namibia is the African Country of Choice

The lure of Africa lies in its mysterious and magical atmosphere; this vast and sprawling continent is home to many fine countries that make excellent holiday destinations, and if you are planning an African adventure then you have a difficult choice to make! At Book Namibia we have access to all the best tour and travel providers operating in this quite wonderful country, as well as offering a range of information on the activities available, places to see and what to expect when travelling in Namibia. Why Namibia? This is a largely unspoilt country with many fine attributes and a wonderful coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. From the wonderful capital city of Windhoek, where you can enjoy authentic local cuisine in wonderful restaurants and visit traditional markets and quaint shops, to the amazing sand dunes of the Namib Desert, the largest in the world, there is something to keep you occupied and entranced in this wonderful place, and we have advice and information on all the best places to see and what to do, as well as accommodation options and the essentials of car hire when in Namibia. Choose from fine lodges and hotels in prime locations, guest houses and self-catering accommodation perhaps with beach-front settings, and get the best prices by checking with us first. At Book Namibia we take great pride in ensuring you have access to the most reliable tour operators in the country, and we are happy to provide all the information you could possibly need for booking an exciting holiday in this amazing place. Why not have a closer look right now and see why Namibia is right for a romantic break or a family holiday, and book a dream adventure in the most wonderful country in...

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Plenty of Fun to be Had in Namibia!

If you are considering a holiday in Africa you’ve made a great choice; once a continent that could only be visited by the very rich, Africa is now visited by many holidaymakers every year, and the sheer variety of destinations offered on this vast and diverse continent is bewildering. Take Namibia, an unspoilt country with an amazing coastline featuring beautiful beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, plus stunning desert and mountain scenery and a rich history; here you can enjoy everything from an exciting safari to an invigorating fishing experience, and much more! At Book Namibia we have put together a valuable resource featuring all the information you could possibly need if you are thinking of visiting, including everything from links to the best tour operators, car and 4×4 hire details, general travel advice and a great selection of things to do and activities to enjoy. As food is such a great part of the culture of Namibia we also include a section on wining and dining which should help you find the best in local cuisine. With so much to see and do in the country it is perfect for both family holidays and romantic breaks, and you can find examples of each on our site. The amazing Namib Desert – said to be the oldest in the world and with the highest sand dunes known to exist – is a sight you cannot miss, and you can take the opportunity to stay in remote bush lodges and experience the real, untamed Africa from the comfort of a traditional camp. There is so much that Book Namibia has to offer it is not possible to put it all in here, so check out Book Namibia now and find out what you are missing in this unique and fascinating...

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Spectacular Safaris in Namibia

If you have always dreamed of a safari in Africa then now really is the time to go; there are many tour operators specialising in safari packages in a number of countries on the continent, so your only problem may be choosing where to go. We can recommend Namibia, a country that is largely unspoilt, spectacular to explore and has a rich wildlife ripe for safaris, and at Book Namibia we offer information on every aspect of booking a safari package, accommodation and things to see and do. Book Namibia is designed as the ultimate resource for people looking to visit Namibia – we have everything from basic travel tips, advice on communication and what and where to eat, to accommodation options, details of tour operators and car hire, so you have everything you could need right here in one place. Namibia is a quite amazing place that is perfect for safaris, so which do you choose? Book Namibia has details of many safari operators in Namibia offering many different options – from bird safaris to traditional ‘big five’ tours – and we can only advise that you take a closer look at the website to find the one that combines all the elements you are looking for. The stunning landscape of Namibia has everything from towering sand dunes – among the largest in the world – to stunning canyons, and the largely unspoilt nature of the country lends itself perfectly to safari adventures. You can stay in authentic bush lodges and enjoy meals under the stars, or take a drive yourself – see our 4×4 hire section – and explore this quite unique place. For everything you need on booking and enjoying a holiday in Namibia you need only talk to us, so take a look at Book Namibia now and see how inviting this astonishing country really...

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Romantic Breaks in Magical Namibia

There is something mystical and magical about Africa, and Namibia has to be one of the most evocative countries of all. This is a landscape far removed from home, one of vast deserts and amazing landscapes, and the wilderness of the place lends itself perfectly to a unique and wonderful romantic break for two. At Book Namibia, the leading resource for travel information and advice in the country, we have the perfect suggestion if you want to experience the true romance of Namibia – the exciting two day Hohenstein Lodge package. Romantic Breaks Hohenstein Lodge is a beautiful place to stay in the wonderful mountain region, and on day one of your stay at this comfortable example of Namibia accommodation you take a trip to the amazing Boulder Forest where you are surrounded by astonishing rock formations and where you will also see locals who sweep the slopes for precious stones for a living. Such an experience is something that cannot be replicated elsewhere, and we strongly recommend you make it part of your trip. Day two takes you to the stunning Etemba, where you can spend time alone hiking and walking in the mountains and perhaps see ancient bush art, and enjoy al fresco dining in the evening back at the camp. At Book Namibia we have information on the best things to see and do when in Namibia, and we do our best to include all the links you need to book the most amazing holiday you will ever enjoy. Our essential travel tips need to be taken on board by anyone visiting the country if you are to get the best out of your visit, and we also have details of the best accommodation across the country. Why not have a closer look at Book Namibia and see just what this wonderful country has to...

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Explore Namibia’s Mysterious Past

If you are looking for reasons why you should choose Namibia as your African destination we can offer you many; the stunning unspoilt landscape of the Namib Desert, the wonderful weather, the friendly locals and a choice of amazing accommodation are a few, but at Book Namibia we like to go that extra mile and show you something fresh and unique. The history of Namibia is an interesting and varied tale of ups and downs, and nothing illustrates this as well as the rise and fall of the diamond mines. At Kolmanskop, a desert dwelling that now lies abandoned and decaying, you can take an exciting Ghost Town tour through what was once a thriving mining community, and learn about the turbulent times experienced here in a seemingly uninhabitable spot in the desert. It’s a fascinating experience that gives you a real glimpse of what life must have been like for those prospectors during the diamond rush, and allows you to experience a world that has long been forgotten. With daily tours of this fascinating place – and the chance to enjoy a drink in The Tavern at the end of the tour – we can strongly recommend it. The Ghost Town tour is just one of many such adventures that we can tell you about at Book Namibia, and we are the number one resource for information on travel in the country, accommodation options and what to do. We also offer information on car and 4×4 hire – essential if you are to venture into the desert region where roads are few and far between – and have access to the best in tour operators and travel agents dealing in Namibia. Have a look at the resources available at Book Namibia, and find the right people to book your holiday in this amazing...

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Why Namibia Should be your Dream Holiday Destination

There is something about Africa that makes it a dream destination for a holiday, and with a wealth of different countries to visit and some quite amazing – not to mention unique – sights, there is plenty of choice. At Book Namibia we have put together all the information you could possibly need to see why this wonderfully unspoilt country is the place you should choose in Africa, as well as the most impressive and complete travel information in one place. We have information on tour operators, car hire, accommodation and more, all at your fingertips in an easy to browse and informative website. Why choose Namibia? There are many reasons why this Southern African country is the one to visit for a dream African adventure, not least the stunning vista of the vast Namib Desert, with its famous and majestic sand dunes that may be the tallest in the world. Then there are the magnificent game reserves, especially the Etosha National Park, at which you can watch exotic and rare animals in their natural habitat, including the largest population of cheetahs anywhere in the world. With information on 4×4 car hire and more we can help you reach the most interesting and historic parts of the country. Book Namibia exists to help people enjoy a visit to this friendly and welcoming country and we are proud to be able to showcase a place we are passionate about. With so much to see and do here – and don’t forget the fabulous food that the country is famous for – Namibia is the ideal choice for a romantic break or exciting family adventure holiday, so have a closer look at the Book Namibia website now for all the information you could possibly need on travelling to this wonderful...

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Visiting Africa? Choose Namibia!

There are many places you can choose to visit in Africa, and with such a diverse landscape and amazing array of wonderful cities, resorts and attractions it can be difficult to make a choice. However, if you are looking to experience the real Africa – unspoilt, beautiful, mysterious and friendly – we do not hesitate in suggesting you try Namibia, a place of many wonders. At Book Namibia we have put together a comprehensive resource that gives you all the information you can possibly need for travel in Namibia, and we are proud to promote this wonderful country. Book Namibia has advice and information on general travel in the country, accommodation options, tours and tour operators and car hire – essential if you want to venture into the desert regions or take in the stunning game reserves – as well as where to enjoy the best activities and how to experience the sights of this quite spectacular place. We recommend the amazing Etosha National Park for its wonderful wild animals and birds, and we also suggest you see the magnificent towering sand dunes of the Namib Desert, which many say is the oldest desert in the world. Namibia, like much of Southern Africa, is also famous for its wonderful food, and you can visit restaurants in the charming capital, Windhoek, and enjoy a choice of local cuisine from game to seafood, plus the quaint shops selling a choice of local crafts, jewellery, diamonds, gems and more are a joy to explore. At Book Namibia we are proud to help people enjoy our beautiful country, and we are confident that once you visit Namibia you will want to return to find out more of this vast and mysterious place. Have a look at the Book Namibia website now and see just what this magnificent place has to...

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See the Stunning Sights of Amazing Namibia

If you dream of taking a holiday in Africa then you should be aware that it is now more affordable than ever before. African countries are embracing tourism and actively welcome visitors, and with plenty of choice in terms of places to visit and excellent accommodation you are spoilt for choice. Namibia, a stunning and untouched country in Southern Africa, may be the perfect choice for an African adventure, for it is home to some of the most spectacular sights on the continent. At Book Namibia we have all the information you need on booking a holiday and travel in the Namibia in one place. Book Namibia is a comprehensive resource covering all aspects of travelling in Namibia, with safety advice, travel agents and tour operator details, activities and places to go, and we are more than happy to promote this country that we love so much. We are confident that, once you visit Namibia you will be enchanted with its variety of beauty and wonder, and we can show you the sheer magnificence of places like the vast and amazing Namib Desert, complete with its towering sand dunes that are said to be the tallest in the world. Namibia is the true face of Africa, with wonderful towns and cities that are charming and friendly, incredible game reserves where a wealth of exotic creatures go about their daily business unhindered – including the largest population of cheetahs in the world – and much more besides, and don’t forget that food is a large part of the culture of this part of Africa, so there are plenty of fine restaurants in which you can sample local cuisine. Get in touch with us at Book Namibia right now and we will help you find the best people to arrange a dream holiday in this magnificent...

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Amazing Namibia for the Real Africa

There are some truly wonderful countries in Africa, a continent of many faces, and each offers its own attractions for tourists. Visiting Africa was once a dream for all but the very wealthy, but nowadays it is much more affordable to all. The only problem you face is choosing which country to visit, but we do not hesitate in recommending Namibia, a country that remains largely unspoilt and which offers a wealth of interest to visitors. A friendly welcome awaits you in the capital, Windhoek, and throughout this glorious country, so have a closer look at what Namibia has to offer. At Book Namibia we are not a travel agent, but we have put together a comprehensive resource concerning travel in the country we are passionate about. Our website includes information on where to go and what to do, accommodation, car hire and a wealth of travel tips, and we are proud to help promote this beautiful and often overlooked country. You can take in the amazing Etosha National Park, complete with its many endangered animals, birds and reptiles that you will not see elsewhere, or simply explore the capital and enjoy the amazing variety of food on offer in the local restaurants. We have all the information you need on travel in Namibia at your fingertips, and can help you find the right agent or tour operator for your requirements, and we also offer you information on shopping – diamonds and jewellery are a major trade in Namibia and much more. We take great pride in helping people explore and discover our magnificent country, and can tell you where to visit for the best experience of the country. Take a closer look at Book Namibia now, and we will be more than happy to help you find the right people to help you enjoy your...

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Book Namibia for all you need to know

Are you looking for a new destination for an exciting holiday? Perhaps you are tired of the same old place every year and are seeking something different. If so, have you considered an African holiday? Naturally you will be concerned about the price, but the fact is that Africa is now more accessible than ever, and you may be surprised to find how affordable and exotic break on this magical continent can be. At Book Namibia we have put together all the information you need to discover the delights of the most amazing of all of Africa’s wonderful countries. Why do we recommend Namibia? It remains one of the most diverse and spectacular of all countries, and is also largely undeveloped. This means you get to experience the real Africa, the wold and disparate one with spectacular vistas and many delightful sights, and at Book Namibia we have taken the trouble of amassing everything you could ever need from the best tour operators to car hire services, as well as providing details on the finest accommodation from which to experience your African adventure. It really is a country like no other, and we can’t recommend it highly enough. What should you do in Namibia? There is plenty here to please all the family: take a trip to the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean coast, or experience the vast Namib Desert with its incredible sand dunes. Indulge in one of many activities such as skydiving and quad biking, and most definitely take a safari in one of the many exciting game reserves where you may see the likes of elephants, lions and leopards in their natural habitat. For the opportunity of an affordable African holiday go to Book Namibia and find out more....

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Reasons why you should Visit Namibia

If you are one of the growing number of people who are looking at taking a holiday in Africa then you will know that there is plenty of choice when it comes to choosing the destination. Namibia may not be your first choice, but it really should be! A stunning country with a diverse mix of landscapes on the Atlantic coast, Namibia has much to offer in terms of things to see and do, and makes for a perfect family holiday or a destination for a romantic break. This is the real unspoilt Africa, so get to see it while you can. For many people a safari is a must when visiting Namibia, and so it should be! At Book Namibia we have put together a wealth of information that tells you all you need to know about booking a safari holiday in Namibia; we have information on tour operators, accommodation, car hire and activities, and we believe it to be the most comprehensive resource on Namibia holidays you will find anywhere. We also show you just how affordable it can be to visit this truly exotic and wonderful place. Visit Namibia, a place of many wonders: witness the highest sand dunes in the world in the glorious expanse of the Namib Desert or take to the beaches on the coast, and don’t miss the fabulous local cuisine in the charming and unspoilt towns across the country. Most of all, enjoy an exciting safari in some of the most impressive game reserves in the world, where you will see a range of exotic animals in the wild, going about their daily business unhindered. Take a closer look at the Book Namibia website and discover just how much this amazing country has to offer – we know you will be...

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Amazing Namibia can make your Dreams come True

Among the most spectacular countries on earth is Namibia, a place where you will experience sights that you cannot find elsewhere. This wonderfully friendly and beautiful place is home to some superb holiday destinations and makes for an excellent family holiday with plenty to see and do. An unspoilt place with a mixture of landscapes, Namibia is the perfect choice for an African adventure and at Book Namibia we have put together a comprehensive collection of resources that will help you find out more, plan and book your dream break at the very best prices. Why choose Namibia? Quite simply this amazing place has it all, and offers a chance to experience a true slice of Africa. With the spectacular Namib Desert offering a chance to experience a place with the highest sand dunes in the world, the wonderful Atlantic Ocean coastline with its incredible beaches and the stunning towns and cities that reflect the real, unspoilt Africa you have it all, and then there’s the chance to visit some of the best game reserves anywhere and watch exotic and rare animals in their natural habitat. Few places offer such a breadth of diversity as Namibia. For the best experience of Namibia, we strongly recommend you hire a vehicle, and at Book Namibia we have information on the best car hire services in the country. We can also point you in the direction of the very best accommodation, as well as providing information on how to find the best locations for indulging in the many exciting activities the country provides. This really is an opportunity to experience a country and culture that is a long way from that you call home, so why not visit Book Namibia right now and see just how affordable an African adventure can...

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Stunning Namibia for a Truly Amazing Holiday

Are you looking for a truly amazing holiday destination, one where all the family can find something different? If so you should consider Africa, and in particular the breathtakingly beautiful country of Namibia. This stunning place is one of genuine wonder, a magnificent mix of mystery and magic, and here you can choose from many different destinations and activities to ensure you get the very best of Namibia. At Book Namibia we have put together all the information you need to book a dream break at the best prices, and you are sure to find something here that suits you. What should you look for in Namibia? This is a country of many contrasts and one that remains relatively unspoilt, so if nature is your thing you are looking at the best place to go. Namibia is home to the vast and amazing Namib Desert, a quite astonishing place to visit with some of the highest sand dunes anywhere in the world, and here you will experience scenes you will remember for a lifetime. Book Namibia has information on packages to visit the desert as well as car hire details, so you can plan your trip to suit. Are you looking for sun, sea and sand? Namibia has it all with a stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline that offers a glorious chance for beach lovers. The many towns in the country are home to some stunning accommodation, and for many the thrill is staying in a bus lodge and visiting one of the game reserves to watch the animals in their wild natural element. Namibia really is a place where dreams come true, and at Book Namibia we have made sure that all the information you need to book a stunning and memorable holiday is at your...

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Exciting Namibia – An Introduction to Africa

There are some quite amazing countries in Africa that are waiting for you to explore, although it’s likely you think you can’t afford to go there. The truth is that where once a holiday on this astonishing continent was only for the very rich it is now available for all budgets, and I you are looking for an introduction to Africa you should consider Namibia. Located in the south west of the continent with a glorious Atlantic Ocean coastline, this very beautiful country offers a very real opportunity to discover what it is that makes Africa special. With vast, sprawling deserts that are home to the highest sand dunes in the world and fabulous game reserves where you can watch exotic and endangered animals in their natural habitat there is much to recommend in Namibia, and there are plenty of available activities to keep all the family entertained. Take a safari in one of the National Parks and you will likely see elephants wandering around, perhaps lions and leopards, and maybe even the rare and endangered rhinoceros, as well as many other mammals, reptiles and birds that are unique to the country. It’s an experience you will never forget, and one that all ages will enjoy. Accommodation is plentiful and impressive – choose from fine hotels in the most wonderful towns and cities or self catering lodges in some fabulous locations – and the restaurants serve fantastic local cuisine that is a delight to sample. Enjoy a drink in one of the many bars, take a stroll around the shops and explore the colonial architecture – Namibia has it all, and the weather is guaranteed to be beautiful. This is a real chance to experience the unspoilt Africa, and with so many packages and deals available, you should take a closer look and see how you can enjoy beautiful...

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Discover Africa in Beautiful Namibia

If it is your dream to enjoy a holiday in Africa then you are in luck; Namibia, one of the most amazing of all the African nations, is surprisingly affordable, and you will find that you can take a trip to this wonderful country within your budget. Why choose Namibia? There are many reasons, not least the stunning landscape – including the Namib and Kalahari deserts, the Zambezi River and the amazing Atlantic Ocean coastline – which includes the highest sand dunes in the world, and the wonderful towns and cities across the country. Dine out in superb restaurants in the capital, Windhoek, and other towns and cities, and don’t forget to sample the fine oysters and other seafood that the country is famed for. The friendly welcome you will experience everywhere is part of what makes Namibia special, and if a safari is your desire you are heading to the right place. There are a number of National Parks and game reserves in Namibia where you stand an excellent chance of seeing many magnificent and wonderful animals including elephant, rhinoceros, leopards and lions – as well as cheetah and many more mammals, reptiles and birds that are unique to the area. Accommodation comes in many forms and suits all budgets; from fine hotels to self-catering lodges you can choose what suits you best, and you can explore this unspoilt and very wonderful place at your own will. For a holiday in Africa Namibia is hard to beat, and if you want action there are plenty of activities including boat tours, sky diving, quad biking and fishing – indeed, something to keep all the family occupied during your exciting holiday in Namibia. Have a look at the variety of Namibia packages available, there is sure to e something that suits your...

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Stunning Safari Holidays in Namibia

Not so long ago the opportunity to take a safari in Africa was only for those with plenty of money; these days, tourism in Africa is commonplace and surprisingly affordable, and offers a real chance to enjoy a holiday with a difference. Namibia, located in the South West of the continent, is a popular choice, for it offers a combination of superb accommodation options and some of the best safari locations in the world. With the glorious expanse of the Etosha National Park open to visitors, here you have the perfect opportunity for a safari with a difference. Namibia is a friendly and welcoming country with much to offer to visitors, and the many fine towns and cities are replete with excellent restaurants, bars and interesting shops. Jewellery and diamonds are to be found in the many stores, while the local cuisine is worth the trip alone. The capital city – Windhoek – reflects the colonial past that the country has evolved from, while the magnificent expanses of the Namib and Kalahari are like nowhere else on earth. The National Parks are home to a wealth of mammals, reptiles and birds that can be observed in the wild, including the largest population of cheetahs in the world. You can choose to take a safari in one of the many parks and game reserves throughout Namibia – either as a self-drive or a guided tour – or simply spend time fishing, horse riding or enjoying any of the many activities available throughout this wonderfully diverse country. With an excellent choice of accommodation available to suit all budgets Namibia is a fine choice for an introduction to Africa, and the largely unspoilt nature of the country means you get a chance to experience the real, wild Africa. Take a closer look at the wonderful Namibia packages available, and book a holiday now in this wonderful...

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Explore the Real Africa in Namibia

For a holiday with a difference, one in a truly exotic and unique location, Namibia is hard to beat. This gloriously unspoilt country, with a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, is a perfect place to experience the real Africa, a place of much mystery and wonder. Stunning landscapes and luxurious accommodation abound in what is one of the most impressive holiday destinations in Africa, and you may be surprised to find how affordable a holiday in this genuinely exciting country can be. With plenty to see and do, Namibia is the perfect choice for a truly original holiday. The country is home to the magnificent Etosha National Park, one of the finest in Africa, where you can take a thrilling safari and enjoy the sights and sounds of the many wild and exotic animals that live there. Here you stand an excellent chance of seeing many wonderful animals – elephant, lions, leopards, zebra, hyena and even the extremely rare rhinoceros – in the wild and in their natural habitat, as well as cheetah, warthog and many other species of endangered mammals, reptiles and birds that go about their daily business in this quite spectacular place. Namibia is home to a number of exciting cities and towns, and the food on offer at the many restaurants is impressive. Enjoy local meat dishes and seafood fare that is cooked in the local style, and also take a drink in one of the many lively and friendly bars that are to be found across the country. Whether you choose a self-drive holiday or a package there is much to enjoy in this quite unspoilt and entertaining country, so why not have a closer look at the deals on offer, and book yourself a dream holiday in one of Africa’s most exciting countries....

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Wild Wednesday – 2015/01/28

Wild Wednesday – 2015/01/28

Wild Wednesdays here at BookNamibia.com are about letting your hair down, taking a middle of the week breather and taking a moment to to reflect. We’ll be posting videos, pics, whatever seems like fun and encourage you to join us on our Wild Wednesday adventure. Share with your friends and we look forward to sharing the fun with you. Elephant Birth by Darryl Balfour After 25 years as a wildlife photographer, and having always wished to see and photograph a wild elephant birth, my dream finally came true whilst on a safari with Stoney & Jan Edwards and their son Tom last December.  The poignant moment was made so much more exciting by the fact that we had great light for photography, the elephant chose to drop her baby right in front of us in open country, and the herd interactions and excitement were so moving.  It started after we’d had a great morning at Mombo Camp, watching lions, buffalo, leopard and then rhino – four of the Big Five – and then we found a herd of elephants feeding on the floodplains. Big Five in one game drive – amazing. After watching the herd for a while we were about to move off when I noticed one cow acting a bit strangely. I asked our driver to stop and wait a while and quickly discerned she was about to go into labour. The cow first lay down then stood up again, moving quite awkwardly. I noticed a bulge on her flanks, quite high up, but then noticed her rear was swollen. I was almost too scared to say anything, but murmured to my guests – I think she’s going to have a baby! At this stage most of the herd was feeding unconcernedly nearby, though one or two younger cows had moved closer. They may have been her daughters.  The cow then rumbled a bit, and let out a brief trumpet. The next thing she had turned her back towards us and I could see the beginnings of the amniotic sac protruding from her birth canal. How co-operative and convenient of her to make sure we could see everything! The actual delivery was very fast – a few seconds and the calf was lying kicking to free itself from the sac on the ground. The mother initially moved away, rumbling excitedly… and the rest of the herd responded immediately, rumbling, trumpeting and rushing to the scene. That was when proceedings really became fascinating. I knew of course that elephants are sentient beings and have a great understanding of life and death, much like we humans do.  But the way the herd gathered around and formed a protective screen, then started “digging” at the ground with their forefeet to create what I termed a “birthing pit” or perhaps a soft cradle-like sandpit where the calf would find it easier to stand for the first time, and have a soft landing every time it stumbled and fell. Whatever, there was a...

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Wild Wednesday – 2014/12/10

Wild Wednesday – 2014/12/10

Wild Wednesdays here at BookNamibia.com are about letting your hair down, taking a middle of the week breather and taking a moment to to reflect. We’ll be posting videos, pics, whatever seems like fun and encourage you to join us on our Wild Wednesday adventure. Share with your friends and we look forward to sharing the fun with you. The prevalence of twins among elephants is said to be exceedingly rare, with studies suggesting it occurs 0.5 percent of the time. Dr. Ian Whyte, an elephant specialist who worked in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, said in a press release, “Though a few cases of twinning have been reported in the Kruger National Park, an examination of the reproductive tracts of over 1200 adult cows culled in the Kruger National Park during population control operations did not yield a single case of twins.” What are you waiting for? Book your Namibia Safari today… For Accommodation click here For Activities click here For Car Rental click here For Shuttles click here For Tours & Safaris click here For Conservation click here Alternatively, contact us should you require any further...

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Wild Wednesday – 2014/12/09

Wild Wednesday – 2014/12/09

The 2014 edition of the CHRIS BENZ LUDERITZ WORLD RECORD CHASE was another incredible display of speed, guts and glory as the competitors aim to break world speed records at the best speed strip in the world – Luderitz, Namibia.  With 1 x New World Record, 11 x New National Records (incl. Germany, South Africa & Africa) + 13 PBs of legends of the speed sailing world, the 2014 event is probably the best so far! What are you waiting for? Book your Namibia Safari today… For Accommodation click here For Activities click here For Car Rental click here For Shuttles click here For Tours & Safaris click here For Conservation click here Alternatively, contact us should you require any further...

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Wild Wednesday – 2014/12/02

Wild Wednesday – 2014/12/02

Crow attacks and rides eagle… Is this real or fake? Watch this space to find out or give your opinion in the comments below… When we first saw this, we were sure it was a hoax but in truth, this sequence of pics were taken last December in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The park is between South Africa and Botswana. The sequence of pics show a Cape crow latching onto the back of a tawny eagle. “A pair of Cape crows had been harassing the eagle for a while, pecking at it on the ground. When the eagle flew off, the crows followed [and] this one managed to land on the back of the eagle, and get a good enough grip to continue to peck at [it] in flight,” explains photographer Barry Scott. “The eagle flew on for a while with the crow attached, until it managed to dislodge it and fly off into the distance,” he added. What made the crow do this isn’t clear, however, crows are known for pestering eagles. Shannon Hoffman from the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary in South Africa says that crows are the gangsters of the bird world and often bother owls, eagles and others seemingly just for the heck of it. She adds that while it is possible the crow was displaying territorial behaviour, it were more than likely just being a pest. In this scenario though, the crow had the eagle beat, if only for a few moments. “Think of an aerial dogfight – the person at the top has the upper hand!” Hoffman laughs.   You can see the whole photo sequence here and give us some feedback…   Image Credit: Barry Scott What are you waiting for? Book your Namibia Safari today… For Accommodation click here For Activities click here For Car Rental click here For Shuttles click here For Tours & Safaris click here For Conservation click here Alternatively, contact us should you require any further...

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Kaza Visa Launch – 28 November 2014

Kaza Visa Launch – 28 November 2014

Kaza Visa Launch – The Governments of the Republics of Zambia and Zimbabwe are pleased to announce the launch of the Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) UNIVISA on 28 November, 2014. The KAZA UNIVISA is a common tourist visa for the SADC region which shall be piloted by Zambia and Zimbabwe for six (6) months.  After the pilot period, the UNIVISA is intended to be rolled out to three (3) other countries in the KAZA region – namely Angola, Botswana and Namibia.  More countries in the SADC region are expected to join in the UNIVISA initiative at the later phase. During the launch on Friday the 28th of November the Zimbabwe / Zambia border crossing (between Vic Falls and Livingstone) shall be closed from 06h00 to14h30 (Please note that should your guests be affected by this closure, Wild Horizons will contact you directly). The UNIVISA will be effective once the border re-opens and will be administered at eight (8) ports of entry as follows: The UNIVISA will be issued at a standard fee of US$50 – where credit card point of sale facilities are not available at port of entry it is recommended that clients have US$50 available for payment. Validity – the KAZA UNIVISA will be valid for 30 days as long as you remain in Zimbabwe and Zambia and clients can cross into Zimbabwe/Zambia as frequently as they like within the 30 day period. (If the UNIVISA is obtained at Victoria Falls and you cross over to Zimbabwe at Kariba or Chirundu or vice versa the visa shall be valid) It also covers those who visit Botswana for day trips through the Kazangula Borders – it will not be valid if staying in Botswana overnight, in this case you would need to purchase a new Visa. The UNIVISA cannot be extended however you can buy a new UNIVISA (up to 3 per year). Eligble Countries: Citizens from 40 countries listed below shall be eligible for the KAZA UNIVISA obtainable at the eight (8) ports of entry as stated above.   Argentina Japan Austria Liechtenstein Australia Luxembourg Belgium Monaco Brazil Netherlands Britain (UK) New Zealand Brunei Norway Burundi Poland Canada Portugal Cook Islands Puerto Rico Czech Republic Russia Denmark Rwanda Finland Slovakia Republic France Slovenia Republic Germany Spain Greece Sweden Hungary Switzerland Iceland UAE Israel Uruguay Italy USA Clients will be directed to the dedicated counter where the special visa shall be issued – the visa is for holiday purposes only and not for business purposes. If someone wants to enter Zambia or Zimbabwe whose Nationality is not listed above then normal (current) specific Zambia /Zimbabwe visa / entry requirements apply. All current visa processes for both countries are still available and in operation however generally the UNIVISA will be more cost effective & efficient for a tourists requirements. Please note during this pilot phase clients entering from Namibia, Malawi and other Botswana borders will not be able to purchase the Univisa – the Univisa is ONLY...

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Wild Wednesday – 2014/11/26

Wild Wednesday – 2014/11/26

Wild Wednesdays here at BookNamibia.com are about letting your hair down, taking a middle of the week breather and taking a moment to to reflect. We’ll be posting videos, pics, whatever seems like fun and encourage you to join us on our Wild Wednesday adventure. Share with your friends and we look forward to sharing the fun with you. What are you waiting for? Book your Namibia Safari today… For Accommodation click here For Activities click here For Car Rental click here For Shuttles click here For Tours & Safaris click here For Conservation click here Alternatively, contact us should you require any further...

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Mount Etjo Safari Lodge & Okonjati Game Reserve

Mount Etjo Safari Lodge & Okonjati Game Reserve

Mount Etjo Safari Lodge has been the heart of Okonjati Game Reserve since 1975. They offer more than just a place to stay but a refuge, which is what ‘Etjo’ means.Travellers will always leave with his heart, mind and soul at rest, having found a natural sanctuary in the tranquil surroundings of Mount Etjo Safari Lodge.     The bird life is amazing and the gardens are beautiful with enormous palm trees, grass fields and a flamingo pond. The lodge faces a lake where animals quench their thirst and hippos wallow in the cool water. In the distance, Mount Etjo mountain completes the scenery. The Okonjati Game Reserve was founded by Jan Oelofse during 1975. Today, it is home to close to 6000 wild animals who freely roam 60 000 acres of land. You will find animals that are typical to Namibian landscapes like Kudu, Springbok, Gemsbok as well as Impala. There is also the Hartmann Zebra as well as the Damaraland Dik-Dik. Many rare species will capture your attention too, such as the Black Rhino, the Sable, the Roan, Lechwe and Nyala. You may even see elephants, white rhinos and hippos. The birds and smaller critters contribute to a really healthy and balance ecosystem. The flora at Okonjati Game Reserve is unique and varies substantially within the reserve and during seasons. Lush colours burst forth during the rainy seasons, and tall honey-coloured grass during the autumn and winter. The landscape is always wondrous and never fails to...

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Pelican Point Lodge Accommodation in Namibia

Pelican Point Lodge Accommodation in Namibia

Accommodation in Namibia at its Best Pelican Point Lodge is on the remote peninsula of Pelican Point at Walvis Lodge. It is an accommodation venue in Namibia which is committed to creating memories for their guests. Untouched beaches of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Lagoon of Walvis Bay on the other making this venue perfect in its isolation.   Arrive to relaxation, reflection and calm in one of the most enchanting and unique settings in Namibia. Enjoy the antics of seals, bask in the son, spot Dolphins, Whales and Mola-Mola, all from the privacy of your own deck. For close encounters, a stroll to the Peninsula point will allow perfect photographic opportunities of small wildlife and the breathtaking landscape at your feet. Or a walk to the old rusted Jetty, 800 metres from the Lodge where you can picnic, while watching the seals playing in the bay. This really the perfect setting to create special memories and to come to a new appreciation for nature. What are you waiting for? Book your Namibia Safari today… For Accommodation click here For Activities click here For Car Rental click here For Shuttles click here For Tours & Safaris click here For Conservation click here Alternatively, contact us should you require any further...

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Wild Wednesday – 2014/11/19

Wild Wednesday – 2014/11/19

Wild Wednesdays here at BookNamibia.com are about letting your hair down, taking a middle of the week breather and taking a moment to to reflect. We’ll be posting videos, pics, whatever seems like fun and encourage you to join us on our Wild Wednesday adventure. Share with your friends and we look forward to sharing the fun with you.   This is incredibly rare footage. You have a one in a million chance of catching this type of event on camera. What are you waiting for? Book your Namibia Safari today… For Accommodation click here For Activities click here For Car Rental click here For Shuttles click here For Tours & Safaris click here For Conservation click here Alternatively, contact us should you require any further...

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Amanpuri Travellers Lodge – A Place of Rest

Amanpuri Travellers Lodge – A Place of Rest

This week we are featuring another of our amazing listings. It is Amanpuri Travellers Lodge. Not just a lodge but a Place of Rest. In Swakopmund,  they offer accommodation to satisfy every traveller’s needs. Whether travelling as part of a group, with your family or exploring Africa solo, Amanpuri Travellers Lodge, with its friendly, well trained staff and tranquil atmosphere, will ensure your stay in Swakop is a memorable one. It is within walking distance from shops, restaurants, beaches, dunes, and other places of interest. They also feature facilities such as 24-hour security, secure indoor parking, free internet and wifi, a bar at your service and friendly receptionist to book your activities will ensure your stay with us is a trouble free one. Their spacious and well maintained rooms, with the most comfortable beds in town, truly live up to the meaning of Amanpuri – Place Of Rest – and guarantees a well- rested state of mind to conquer your next adventure. Following a full English breakfast, you can explore our beautiful town with it’s fresh climate and friendly locals or you can relax in our courtyard, read a book, catch up on world news or just stay in bed. With a convenience store right next door and barbeque facilities you don’t have to move around much if you so choose. However, if you are the kind who struggles to sit still, the Amanpuri staff can book a wide range of activities, from extreme sports for the wild at heart to slow and relaxed day or half day trips for the not so wild. At Amanpuri, you get secure and ample indoor parking with 24-hour security. The beautiful courtyard will allow you the opportunity to meet other travellers, exchange stories and learn from others’ experiences. A Bar with tea/coffee available and television makes you feel at home and relaxed. Free wifi is available which simplifies your life, giving you the chance to catch up with loved one’s at home, sharing your photos and stories without having to look for connectivity elsewhere. Receptionists are available to book any activities available for the adrenaline junkies who cannot let a day go by without some action on the cards. They will arrange the bookings for you and will co-ordinate pick-ups and organisation of each activity at no extra charge. What are you waiting for? Book your Namibia Safari today… For Accommodation click here For Activities click here For Car Rental click here For Shuttles click here For Tours & Safaris click here For Conservation click here Alternatively, contact us should you require any further...

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Wild Wednesday – 2014/11/12

Wild Wednesday – 2014/11/12

Wild Wednesdays here at BookNamibia.com are about letting your hair down, taking a middle of the week breather and taking a moment to to reflect. We’ll be posting videos, pics, whatever seems like fun and encourage you to join us on our Wild Wednesday adventure. Share with your friends and we look forward to sharing the fun with you. A symbiotic relationship exists between the hippo and Oxpecker bird…however in this image this relationship is a little bit one-sided. Have you ever seen so many Oxpecker birds sitting on one Hippo?  Share your thoughts with us… Image courtesy of Jacana Maun. What are you waiting for? Book your Namibia Safari today… For Accommodation click here For Activities click here For Car Rental click here For Shuttles click here For Tours & Safaris click here For Conservation click here Alternatively, contact us should you require any further...

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