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The Mzungu Diaries: 6 Months in Africa

Caroline Henshaw | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Caroline Henshaw

"So, how are you finding Africa?" asked the man next to me as our bus careered around a blind corner, narrowly avoiding a huge lorry laden with bricks in the oncoming lane. "Wonderful," I answered, ducking the box of live chicks thrown towards me by the force of the turn.

Mystery Of Desert's 'Fairy Circles' Solved.. Again

| Rachel Nuwer | Posted 08.21.2013 | Science

Every time a scientist thinks he’s solved the mystery of the fairy circles, someone else comes up with another answer. The bare, circular patches of...

Around the World

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.25.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

The 30 Postcards Project has taken me to places remote and places familiar, in 56 countries and counting, from the southernmost city in the world to the northernmost point in continental Europe.

Four-Legged Baby Recovering After Surgery

AP | Posted 06.20.2013 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- A government spokeswoman says a 2-month-old Namibian boy born with four legs is responding well to treatment after undergoing surgery ...

Save the Animals

Mark Sissons | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Tracking rehabilitated cheetahs and leopards through the African bush as they learn to hunt and survive again in the wild. Riding on the backs of rescued elephants on a sunset stroll to their favourite watering hole, where they finally feel safe from poachers...

Ballooning the World's Oldest Desert

Kevin Richberg | Posted 07.21.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

No trip to Namibia is complete without ascending the skies over the majestic Namib.

Africa's Elusive Big Five: The Animals Guides Most Want to Spot

Adventure Collection | Posted 06.26.2013 | Travel
Adventure Collection

If you've ever dreamed of going on an African safari, you've heard of the "Big Five": the Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. We asked five top guides for the animal that they would most like to spot in the wild. Here is their Elusive Big Five list.

African 'Fairy Circle' Mystery Solved

Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/28/2013 02:04 PM EDT on LiveScience The "artists" behind bizarre, barren, grassl...

On the Culture Front: Africa Onstage and Up Close

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.16.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The unknown is generally thrilling in any form. It's the feeling that all your past experiences have been rendered irrelevant by what's now in front of you.

Valentine's Day In The Bush

Karen Loftus | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel
Karen Loftus

Africa has long set the seductive tone for globetrotting artists, explorers and romantics. So, if looking to up your romance ante, there is no better place on the planet to stage a romantic rendezvous than in an idyllic African oasis.

The Conservation Crisis Is a Spiritual Crisis

Eric Dinerstein | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Eric Dinerstein

Compassion alone will not do the trick. Economic incentives for conservation, superb science, and improved governance for everything from a climate change treaty to enforcement of anti-poaching laws are critical parts of the solution.

LOOK: Striking Portraits Of Fashionable Namibians

Posted 01.30.2013 | Arts

It's not often the ethereal and the historical overlap. Yet in the deserts of Namibia, fashion photographer Jim Naughten captured the spectacular dres...

PHOTOS: The 7 Sunniest Spots On Earth

Posted 02.15.2013 | Travel

The best places to find sun during these cold, dreary months.

13 Must Visits For 2013

AFAR | Posted 01.11.2013 | Travel

At AFAR, we believe that (nearly) anywhere in the world could be a place to go in 2013. Maybe it's because we subscribe to the choose-your-own-adventure approach to travel. That said, the following 13 places really stand out for us this year.

PHOTOS: Southern Africa's Desert Rose

Mark Sissons | Posted 10.07.2012 | Travel
Mark Sissons

On a continent where nature is demarcated by fences and reserves, often turning locals into trespassers and in some cases, poachers on their own ancestral lands, Namibia's conservancy program is rare conservation success story.

The Best Destinations For Stargazing

Mark Hodson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Travel
Mark Hodson

A recent study estimated that 99% of the population of America and Western Europe never see a clear night sky unobscured by dust, smog and light pollution. In cities such as London, the firmament simply never darkens. Now imagine yourself reclining in a desert oasis on a clear moonless night, the air still and silent as you stare up at velvety black heavens carpeted with stars. Linger long enough, and you'll see satellites inching across the sky and glimpse shooting stars.

Police Save Newborn Dumped In Pit Latrine

AP | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

WINDHOEK, Namibia -- Police say they saved a newborn from a pit latrine in a Namibian village, days after a local charity said 40 fetuses and infants ...

Biomass Energy: Burning Bushes to Save Cheetahs

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

Expansion of the biomass fuel industry in Namibia addresses two problems that are rampant in Africa: poverty and the availability of electric power.

Namibia: A Different Africa

Charlotte Temple | Posted 10.03.2012 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

If anyone would have mentioned Namibia to me five years ago, I don't think I would have been able to tell you where in Africa it was, much less want to pack my bags and go. But after being on safari in Kenya and Tanzania, I was ready for a different Africa, and Namibia fit the bill.

Tracking Namibia's Rhinos

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

I scan the ochre mountains and golden hills, dotted with acacias and low shrubs, hoping a rhino will materialize. A Steenbok, one of the smaller antelopes bounces around nearby.

Cheetahs Without Borders

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 09.01.2012 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

Opening up large landscapes between countries, with less fencing and more grassland would allow cheetahs and other wildlife from different countries to connect, breed, and increase their numbers in the wild.

Strange 'Fairy Circles' Stump Scientists

Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/27/2012 05:03 PM EDT on LiveScience In the sandy desert grasslands of Namibia in sou...

Dems Claim GOP Candidate Misleading Voters

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

National Democrats are attacking a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Arizona over what they say are misleading statements he made on an Arizona publ...

GOP Senate Candidate Touts Foreign Lobbying Background

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat is touting his background as a lobbyist for Namibian companies with ties to Iran in a Faceb...

How Tourism Is Helping Namibia

Elevate Destinations | Posted 08.19.2012 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

Namibia is in the midst of a conservation revolution, exchanging generations of wildlife conflict, poaching and unsustainable land-use practices for unparalleled levels of habitat protection, wildlife conservation and sustainable development.