Etosha & Ovambo Stories

How to Take a Long-Weekend Road Trip to Etosha

Road-trips are the best, aren’t they? Perhaps it’s because of film culture, where we’ve been fed with the romance of road trips, of getting out, hitting the road, with the wide-open skies overhead and just a vague destination in our minds. In Namibia, the first half of the year has two great opportunities for road trips, the first being the Independence holiday and the second the Easter long weekend. All you have to do is put in one or two days leave and take a trip. But where to, you ask? The most famous park in Namibia, of course. Take a road trip to Etosha and make it a trip to remember. Here’s how:

The 5 Most Romantic Experiences in Namibia

What makes a moment truly romantic? Is it about the atmosphere, the candles and the roses? Or the fact that it is you and your significant other spending time together? Does it have to be at a remarkable destination, or is it about the journey there?

When it comes to romantic experiences, Namibia is full of them. Here we have listed the top five activities that are sure to send sparks flying.

TNN’s Most Romantic Destinations in Namibia

Namibia is one of the most romantic countries on the continent, with a variety of places to set hearts alight, from the open spaces of the south, to the lush greenery of the northeast. So before you get absolutely overwhelmed with all things Valentine’s, take a look at our list of the most romantic destinations in Namibia every couple should visit this Valentine’s Day, or whenever!

Why Etosha is the Most Perfect Romantic Getaway

There is an infinite number of places in Namibia vying to be considered the most romantic spot in the country, but I believe the number one sign of an endorsement is an engagement. Because when you decide to pop the question – the big one – when you get down on your knees, you better be sure that the place you are kneeling in is epic enough to make her say yes without stammering.

Ten reasons why we love Onguma

As an upmarket, modern, Moroccan-inspired architectural masterpiece with accents that hint at Indian culture, Onguma The Fort on Etosha’s eastern doorstep is yet to meet its rival. This is a must-visit destination when going to the beloved world-renowned national park. The lodge offers accommodation unlike any other in the country. Its name means “place you do not want to leave” in Herero. Here are ten reasons to stay at Onguma The Fort.

The Ultimate Namibian Bucket-list

All over the world visitors are attracted to the obvious must-sees. To those images which catch the eye on a TV screen, in a travel magazine or on a billboard. Images are the most powerful tool in tourism and luckily, Namibia is one of the most photogenic destinations. There are so many places in our country begging one to come closer, look deeper and become part of the picture.

Birding for Beginners

Arriving in Namibia many moons ago as a free man, not on any anti-depressants but with lots of hair and muscles, weekends were open for enjoyment. As a novice birder (2 months), I decided that Etosha should be the first place to conquer with my new-found knowledge and enthusiasm for the world of birds. Since I had been in the country for just one month there were a few birds to discover, over 600 to be more precise. Without wanting to bore the reader with the “wel en weë van (ups and downs of) die blou bul birder” this might be of real importance to any novice Namibian and birder.