Our last Italian guided tour with Giorgio&Nicoletta: 8 days Classic Namibia 2800 km discovering the beauty of our country Our guests had a lot of fun with their Italian tour guide and plenty luck to spot a mama LEOPARD with her cub! HOW FORTUNATE! Compliments to their guide to make their experience in Etosha absolutely FANTASTIC and UNFORGETTABLE but most of all their tour something unique! Thanks for the pictures and hope to see you soon for another adventure ... See MoreSee Less
Notorious Skeleton Coast claims another vessel
A rescue operation is currently under way to get sailors on board a Japanese-flagged fishing vessel, the MV Fukuseki Maru, to safety after it ran aground in the vicinity of the well-known Winston wreck on the notorious Skeleton Coast of Namibia.
The vessel ran aground on a rock reef, a stone’s throw away from the gate to the Skeleton Coast National Park, and members of the public, as well as officials from the Namibian Ports Authority and other government agencies have been busy with the low-intensity rescue operation.
According to Gert Jacobie, who had the opportunity to see the unfolding drama from the air, the vessel got stuck on a rock reef about 500 metres from shore.
He said some of the crew members were still visible on deck and that people with an inflatable boat could be seen ferrying members to shore where a vehicle awaited to take them to safety. He said, while still in the air, a call on the radio indicated that a Namport tug was dispatched to the scene to assist with the operation.
The tug will, in all probability, attempt to tow the vessel off the reef and back to open water if it can be dislodged.
The Fukuseki Maru is a vessel used to catch crab in large quantities from the sea bottom and is reportedly chartered by a Namibian fishing company for that purpose.
Pictures courtesy of Gert Jacobie, Daleen Agenbag and Danie du Toit
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A few of our favorite shots from Africa. You know you want to go!
Are you interested in Namaqualand? Are you a hiker? Are you ready to experience a real Camino in South Africa? Join us in this amazing adventure!!! Only 2 dates for a life time experience
What is it about:
24 May - 3 June 2018
20 - 30 September 2018
The cost includes:
Meet and greet dinner in Hondeklip Bay Two-course dinner at every campsite SANParks conservation and Campsite fees Coffee, tea and a sweet snack upon arrival at the campsite Coffee, tea, and rusks in the morning Fruit, bread, butter and jam for you to make your own packed lunch Transport of your camping gear and belongings to the overnight camps
The Route and rounded off daily distances
•Hondeklip Bay- Wallekraal 24
•Wallekraal – Naries 29
•Naries – Bethelsklip 28
•Bethelsklip - Buck's Camp 25
•Buck's Camp – Baievlei 24
•Baievlei – Soutfontein 25
•Soutfontein – Varswater 20
•Varswater – Boulderbaai 23
•Boulderbaai - Eagles Nest 24
•Eagles Nest - Hondeklip Bay 21
•Total kilometres over 10 days 243
Fitness level(very important)
Due to the nature of the route and terrain, it is imperative that you be walking fit. Start preparing two months before the Camino and try to do at least two 20 km hikes.
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Of all the African tribes still alive today, the Himba tribe is one of the few that counts the birth date of the children not from the day they are born nor conceived but the day the mother decides to have the child. When a Himba woman decides to have a child, she goes off and sits under a tree, by herself, and she listens until she can hear the song of the child who wants to come. And after she's heard the song of this child, she comes back to the man who will be the child's father, and teaches him the song. When they make love to physically conceive the child, they sing the song of the child as a way of inviting the child. When she becomes pregnant, the mother teaches that child's song to the midwives and the old women of the village, so that when the child is born, the old women and the people gather around him/her and sing the child's song to welcome him/her. As the child grows up, the other villagers are taught the child's song. If the child falls, or gets hurt, someone picks him/her up and sings to him/her his/her song. Or maybe when the child does something wonderful, or goes through the rites of puberty, then as a way of honoring this person, the people of the village sing his or her song. In the Himba tribe there is one other occasion when the "child song" is sang to the Himba tribesperson. If a Himba tribesman or tribeswoman commits a crime or something that is against the Himba social norms, the villagers call him or her into the center of the village and the community forms a circle around him/her. Then they sing his/her birth song to him/her. The Himba views correction not as a punishment, but as love and remembrance of identity. For when you recognise your own song, you have no desire or need to do anything that would hurt another. In marriage, the songs are sung, together. And finally, when the Himba tribesman/tribeswoman is lying in his/her bed, ready to die, all the villagers that know his or her song come and sing - for the last time that person's song.
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GOOD NIGHT: BIRDS OF BOTSWANA - MOGOLORI OR LESSER FLAMINGO
The lesser flamingo or mogolori in Setswana (Phoeniconaias minor) is a species of flamingo occurring in parts of southern and eastern Africa. As per tonight's photo in Botswana flocks of lesser flamingo, along with its cousin the greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), notably congregate at the Makgadikgadi, when the salt flats become flooded.
Traditionally the breeding sites of the Lesser Flamingo in the Makgadikgadi have been protected by their remoteness, but in recognition of the crucial role they play in the long-term survival of the species, Government has gazetted a flamingo sanctuary to provide formal protection of the area.
The sanctuary was declared after consultation with local communities, which came together to form Gumakutshaa Conservation Trust. “We are committed to protecting the flamingos as the flagship for biodiversity in the Makgadikgadi” said David Seabe, Secretary for the Gumakutshaa Conservation Trust. “We also realise this species is one of our most important assets - the sight of 100,000 flamingos on the pans is one of Africa’s top birding spectacles which can drive avi-tourism in our area” he explained.
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Looser wins Desert Dash in record time
Konny Looser is the winner of this year’s Nedbank Desert dash after he completed the iconic ultra-marathon bike race from Windhoek to Swakopmund in a record time.
Looser came in along with the four man team from Mannie's Bike Mecca and finished the race with an unofficial time of 13h55m15s. It is the third consecutive year the Swiss rider wins the race giving him the honour of scoring a hat trick.
His close rival and contender for the first place, Max Knox from South Africa, also riding in the colours of Mannie’s Bike Mecca, finished second in the solo category.
The second four man team to cross the finishing line of this gruelling race was the Team Kia. The third team to arrive in Swakopmund was the Gondwana Dust Deveils.
Team Kia also took the honours in the two man team category.