Tag Archives: Namibia
The dunes at Dead Vlei in the Namib Desert, Namibia

The Thunderous Roar of Deafening Silence — Sounds From the World’s Oldest Desert

I hadn’t heard such a silence as far back as I could remember, so thunderous that the pressure of it weighed upon my ears with the same tonnage as I imagine a scuba diver must feel diving at the bottom of a deep dark sea. It hurt my head. Three of us sat alone in […]

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Desert elephant on the horizon at sunset in Namibia

Better than 10 Birthdays: African Safari

One day on safari is better than 10 birthdays anywhere else. Imagine, instead of waking to an alarm clock being greeted by a ‘safari massage’ — the rumbling of bumpy roads untamed, even by the best ATV shock-absorbers. Imagine that instead of splashing cold water on your face in your own bathroom, your face being cleansed by […]

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Giraffe against sunset in Namibia

11 Reasons Why Namibia is One of Africa’s Most Awesome Countries

There was good reason that the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit was held in Namibia this year — it is a prime off-beat destination for desert adventure travel and sport. But this African jewel is emerging as a progressive leader in many other areas as well, under larger umbrellas, balancing tourism opportunities, conservation efforts and community development.  I loved […]

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