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A Big Shiny Guide to African Safaris

Joy Pecknold | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

There's nothing like your first time -- first time taking a safari, that is. Deciding to do one is easy (yes, a resounding yes), but picking a destination is more difficult -- what with a long list of magnificent countries to choose from.

South Africa, Namibia Criticize Airline Ban On Animal Trophies

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some African countries that allow hunting have criticized a decision by a number of international airlines to ban the trans...

What Will Be Cecil the Lion's Legacy? And Who Should Decide?

Rosie Cooney, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2015 | Green
Rosie Cooney, Ph.D.

Let's go back to Hwange National Park, the scene of Cecil's demise. The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, responsible for managing this park, derived most of its income for wildlife conservation across the country from trophy hunting. Let us mourn Cecil, but be careful what we wish for.

11 Stunning Hotel Pools With A View

Jacada Travel | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Take a dip in these exceptionally stunning pools that are each situated within some of the world's most breathtaking landscape.

In the Midst of the Namib Desert, An Oasis Awaits: Serra Cafema

Susan Portnoy | Posted 06.26.2015 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

Nestled between two extremes, Serra Cafema is an anomaly in Namibia. It's both a passport to an arid, otherworldly region and a serene waterside retreat.

Is There a Business Here? Pushing Social Entrepreneurs Out of Their Comfort Zone in Southern Africa

Michael Goldberg | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Collins Nyamadzawo walked into a rural Zimbabwean school where he was a volunteer and caught sight of two students sitting on the floor, one using the other's back on which to write.

The Elusive Desert-Adapted Lions Of Namibia And The Man Who Loves Them

Susan Portnoy | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

I didn't know much about desert-adapted lions before my trip to Namibia. I knew they were endangered like every other lion in Africa. But that's just part of their story. It wasn't until Stander's talk that I fully understood the magnificence of these majestic creatures -- the mere 150 that are left.

Trophy Hunting: Namibia's Shame

Cathy Kangas | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Cathy Kangas

In January 2014 the Dallas Safari Club auctioned off a permit to kill an endangered black rhino in Namibia under the guise of conservation. The Club is a not-for-profit institution, which means your tax dollars are supporting an organization that targets and kills endangered species. Corey Knowlton won the auction for $350,000, and on May 18 he went to Namibia to kill a black rhino.

Climbing Sand Dunes and Talking Seed Accelerators in Namibia

Michael Goldberg | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Since early May, I have been based at the Polytechnic of Namibia, working with students and faculty on entrepreneurship on a Fulbright Senior Specialist fellowship. Located in Southwest Africa, Namibia is one of the least dense countries in the world.

The One Bag Challenge: Packing Light Done Right

College Tourist | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

I promise I'm not a magical travel-genius, as much as I probably claim to be around my family/friends. But the fact of the matter is, traveling light is one of the best things you could ever do to yourself... and it's surprisingly easy.

A City Guide to Windhoek, Namibia

College Tourist | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

There is a lot to take in, and I haven't had a whole lot of time to explore during regular business hours, due to the nature of my work here... but if you find yourself this far south, I recommend the following.

China's Growing Global Military Presence: Walk Softly and Carry a Small Stick

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

The alarm bells that are ringing among various governments and in the press with respect to China's growing global military presence are overdone.

Dreaming of Namibian Adventure? Don't Miss This Day Trip of a Lifetime (Photo-essay)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 05.07.2015 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

In a remote section of Namibia's Koakveld, a coastal desert in the country's northwest, sits Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, a new, state-of-the-art accommodation that offers its guests a day-trip unlike any other.

11 of the Most Stunning Aerial Safaris in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Take a helicopter, hot air balloon or scenic flight over Africa's desert, plains and thundering falls for unforgettable views of the iconic destinations.

Sewing For Good: Church Group Crafts Dresses For Girls In Namibia

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier / The Associated Press | HOLLY HUDSON | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — It's hard to imagine a handful of women with a pile of old pillowcases could be up to anything important. But a group of la...

Travels With Charley Boorman: An Interview With the TV Adventurer

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Adventurer, motorcyclist and TV personality Charley Boorman talks to Jacada about his most outstanding travel experiences and his prevailing passion for Africa.

Top 5 Winter Fakes

Findery | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Findery

It's January. Winter is about to hit hard in the wintry regions. But snow in the Caribbean? Nope. For those of us who don't live in a snowy region, we...

15 Gay Places to Go in 2015

Billy Kolber | Posted 03.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Billy Kolber

Photo Credits (cc) Flickr The places themselves aren't gay (one of them still criminalizes homosexuality!) but if you are, this is the ultimate guid...

8 Luxury Treetop Stays To Experience

Jacada Travel | Posted 02.17.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Whether it's a luxury tree house or a lodge above the forest canopy, these treetop stays all add a sense of adventure to your travel experience.

An Interview With Legendary Explorer Benedict Allen

Jacada Travel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

The explorer, author and filmmaker talks to Jacada about his greatest challenges, inspiration and his hopes to seek out a lost tribe of New Guinea.

Namibia Votes In Presidential And Parliamentary Elections

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 11.28.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African nation of Namibia on Friday voted in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfort...

Ben Fogle Reveals His Most Memorable Travel Moments

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Adventurer, TV personality and author Ben Fogle tells us about his most memorable encounters across the globe, ahead of the latest series of Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild.

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes in an Interview with Jacada

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Having climbed Everest and crossed both polar ice-caps, Ranulph Fiennes is the greatest explorer of our time. The intrepid traveller talks to Jacada about his incredible journeys across the globe.

Court: Namibia Forcibly Sterilized Women With HIV

AP | LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 11.03.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Namibia's Supreme Court upheld a ruling that health workers sterilized HIV-positive women without their consent, a human rights ...

Richard's Picks: The 11 Best Hotels for Winter 2014-2015

Richard Bangs | Posted 12.07.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I think it fair to share some of my discoveries over the past months, and those I think worth exploring during the chilly weeks of winter, when the color of the world is really in the imagination, or in a warm-walled escape to another bliss.