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6 Reasons to Go to Namibia

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

Right out of college I spent a year managing camps in Namibia. This might be part of the reason that Namibia is one of my favorite countries in Africa but I hope all the reasons below will be convincing for you as well.

Desolated Decadence: The Planet's Top Desert Retreats

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

Tired of overcrowded beach holidays and of the hustle and bustle of urban escapes? To really get away from it all, it might be time to journey into the earth's most formidable deserts.

Exploring the Uniqueness of Namibia: An Unconventional Safari Experience

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

For those willing to get off the beaten path, Namibia is a traveler's paradise with unlimited potential to explore.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

The Most Beautiful 'Dead' Place Ever

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Deadvlei is like a graveyard for trees, and for a place devoid of life, it's quite beautiful. Located inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia, D...

Total Shock! Rhino Horn

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Kevin Richberg

I was definitely shocked when I first heard that the Dallas Safari Club was auctioning off a Namibian permit authorizing the hunting of an aged black rhino "in the name of conservation."

A Journey Through Namibia: Part I

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Namibia is very involved in protecting and conserving all of its animals so this was in keeping with its objectives. When we heard the lioness roaring near our rooms, we knew that we were lucky.

11,993 Miles ~ A Journey of Social Good

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 01.31.2014 | Hawaii
Kelly Mitchell

Chris Akin and his twin brother Doug had tired of the conventional business world. They were half a world away from each other, Chris in Hawaii and D...

The Oranjemund Shipwreck

Peter Neill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

On April 1, 2008, Tate Kapaandu Shitaka, an excavator operator, inadvertently uncovered two metal tubes, later identified as bronze breech-loading can...

Christina Wilkie

Group To Auction Black Rhino Hunting Permit To Save The Black Rhino

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Dallas Safari Club, a Texas-based trophy hunting group, has announced plans to auction off a permit to hunt and kill a black rhino, ...

Awe-Inspiring Desert Destinations

minube | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
minube

While deserts often evoke an image of arid and inhospitable landscapes, they can also be awe-inspiring. From the bubbling basins of Ethiopia to the monumental landscapes of the American southwest, here are the most otherworldly and captivating stretches of sand our planet has to offer.

The Rise of the Adventure Honeymoon

Jane Anderson | Posted 11.22.2013 | Travel
Jane Anderson

There was a time when honeymoon couples were happy with a room on a beach and thick curtains. Now couples are demanding so much more, with many embarking on adrenalin-packed adventures.

The Problem With Tours

Caroline Henshaw | Posted 11.17.2013 | Travel
Caroline Henshaw

Tours, as far as I'm concerned, are like Marmite -- you either love them or hate them. (For the non-Brits out there, change Marmite to rap music, smoking or black coffee and you'll get my point.) Unfortunately, it seems I am in the hate camp.

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...