Namibia

Namibia

Namibia boasts stunning wildlife, savage coastlines, rugged mountains, amazing deserts and in addition a striking diversity of cultures and national origins. It has a fabulous range of mammal and bird species, many of which are endemic. Modern Namibia still preserves the rich indigenous cultures of its tribes – the Bushmen, Himbas, Hereros, Ovambos and Damara.

Enjoy the observation and tracking of wildlife, learn ancient  land techniques from the Bushmen, enjoy their hospitality and their spirit will stay in your memories forever and you’ll dream about coming back for the rest of your life.

Namibian Wildlife

The shear abundance and variety of wildlife of all sizes is staggering. From big species such as the lion, elephant, giraffe, cheetah and rhino to a richness of small species. Namibia has 26 parks and reserves making its abundant wildlife one of its greatest tourist assets. The most famous of these parks is the Etosha National Park which harbours 114 mammal species. Namibia’s endangered species include the Wild Dog, the Black Rhino, the Oribi and the Puku. There are over twenty species of antelope in Namibia ranging from the largest, the Eland, to the smallest, the Damara dik-dik.

The people

The San are direct descendants of Stone Age hunter-foragers, aboriginal inhabitants of southern Africa and East Africa. Europeans called them Bushmen, a name still in use in Namibia.

The Damara were originally hunter-foragers like the San. Damaraland is no longer reserved for their exclusive ocupation, although the inhabitants are still mostly Damara. They farm with cattle and goats.

The Herero were seminomadic herders, like the Masai of East Africa, and the cattle is the centre of their culture.

The Ovambo established a number of kingdoms on the floodplains in the north of the Etosha Pan, where the majority of them still live. They are primarily agrarian people, with eight tribes in Namibia, the largest being the Kwanyama and Ndonga. Another four tribes live across the northern border in Angola.

What places do we visit?

Damaraland – a semi deserted area of central and northern Namibia.

The Caprivi Strip – links northern Namibia with the southern African countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Khaudum Park – lies between Bushmanland and the Kavango. It’s a remote un-fenced park.

Kalahari Desert – much of eastern Namibia is covered by the Kalahari. This desert area is covered by small red dunes.

Etosha National Park – one of the world’s greatest game parks.

Erongo massif – the massif lies in a triangle between the villages of Omaruru, Karibib and Usakos, where desert lands edge into thorn-bush savannah. Erongo is considered to be an endemic hotspot for plants, reptiles, birds and small mammals. In addition, its granite surfaces hold numerous prehistoric paintings.

Tsumkwe – a village in bushmanland, close to the Nyae Nyae Pan and the Kaudom Game Reserve.

Windhoek – the capital city of Namibia.

 

Who travels with us to Namibia?

Adventure seekers and the ones who are prepared to let themselves go to the unexpected.

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Google Plus

Follow Me on Pinterest
  • #Tromsø, a beautiful city in the #arctic #Norway // Tromsø, una bella ciudad en el #ártico #noruego http://x-ploregroup.com/holiday/norway-aurora-borealis-and-whales-the-magic-of-the-arctic/

    Pinned: 22 Nov 2014
  • #Killer #whales at #Ersford // #Orca en #Ersfjord http://x-ploregroup.com/holiday/norway-aurora-borealis-and-whales-the-magic-of-the-arctic/

    Pinned: 22 Nov 2014
  • Aurora Borealis at #Ersfjord, #Norway // Aurora boreal en Ersfjord, #Noruega http://x-ploregroup.com/holiday/norway-aurora-borealis-and-whales-the-magic-of-the-arctic/

    Pinned: 22 Nov 2014
  • #Reindeer raid in Northern #Norway // Trineo de Renos en el norte de #Noruega http://x-ploregroup.com/holiday/norway-aurora-borealis-and-whales-the-magic-of-the-arctic/

    Pinned: 22 Nov 2014
  • The amazing #aurora borealis over our base camp near #Tromsø // La increíble #aurora boreal sobre nuestro campamento base cerca de Tromsø http://x-ploregroup.com/holiday/norway-aurora-borealis-and-whales-the-magic-of-the-arctic/

    Pinned: 22 Nov 2014
  • #Whales feeding at #Ersfjord, northern #Norway // #Ballenas alimentándose en Ersfjord, norte de #Noruega http://x-ploregroup.com/holiday/norway-aurora-borealis-and-whales-the-magic-of-the-arctic/

    Pinned: 22 Nov 2014
  • #Humpback #whale jumping in the coast of northern #Norway // #Ballena jorobada en la costa del norte de #Noruega http://x-ploregroup.com/holiday/norway-aurora-borealis-and-whales-the-magic-of-the-arctic/

    Pinned: 22 Nov 2014
  • Killer #whale at #Ersfjord, #Norway // #Orca en #Ersfjord, #Noruega http://x-ploregroup.com/holiday/norway-aurora-borealis-and-whales-the-magic-of-the-arctic/

    Pinned: 22 Nov 2014
  • #Aurora #borealis from our base station near Tromsø // #Aurora #boreal desde nuestra estación base cerca de #Tromsø http://x-ploregroup.com/holiday/norway-aurora-borealis-and-whales-the-magic-of-the-arctic/

    Pinned: 22 Nov 2014
  • Tromsø

    Pinned: 22 Nov 2014

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • Buenos días desde #Groenlandia! Estamos en plena exploración, buena temperatura y mucha energía! #Groenlandia #greenland #adventure #ice #explorersconnect #earthpics #maravillasdelmundo #naturaleza #iceberg

    xploretravel: "Buenos días desde #Groenlandia! Estamos en plena exploración, buena temperatura y mucha energía!

#Groenlandia #greenland
#adventure
#ice #explorersconnect #earthpics #maravillasdelmundo #naturaleza #iceberg"
    33
    1
  • Estamos aterrizando en Kulusuk, #Groenlandia. Comienza una nueva expedición X-plore!

    xploretravel: "Estamos aterrizando en Kulusuk, #Groenlandia. Comienza una nueva expedición X-plore!"
    12
    0
  • EXPEDICIÓN FOTOGRÁFICA YAMALIA 2018 Una aventura única en uno de los lugares más inhóspitos de la tierra https://t.co/nT9d3Q8A7c #neverstopexploring #photography #instatravel #travelgram #yamal #russia #mountaneering #inuit #nomadlife #nenets #wonderfulworld #siberia

    xploretravel: "EXPEDICIÓN FOTOGRÁFICA YAMALIA 2018 Una aventura única en uno de los lugares más inhóspitos de la tierra
https://t.co/nT9d3Q8A7c #neverstopexploring #photography #instatravel #travelgram #yamal #russia #mountaneering #inuit #nomadlife #nenets #wonderfulworld #siberia"
    31
    0
  • Hoy os traemos la noticia de una nueva aventura en la que nos embarcamos desde X-plore Viajes y Expediciones como patrocinadores de la Mars Gaming Northabout Expedition. Se trata de una iniciativa cultural y viajera que pretende concienciar a la sociedad sobre la necesidad de luchar contra la amenaza del siglo XX. Comenzará el 14 de julio y estará dirigido por el explorador británico David Hempleman 💪 #artico #arctic #climatechange #expedition #cambioclimatico

    xploretravel: "Hoy os traemos la noticia de una nueva aventura en la que nos embarcamos desde X-plore Viajes y Expediciones como patrocinadores de la Mars Gaming Northabout Expedition. Se trata de una iniciativa cultural y viajera que pretende concienciar a la sociedad sobre la necesidad de luchar contra la amenaza del siglo XX. Comenzará el 14 de julio y estará dirigido por el explorador británico David Hempleman 💪

#artico #arctic #climatechange #expedition #cambioclimatico"
    28
    0
  • Launching Photographical Expedition with the last siberian Nomads 2018. Book now! ➡ https://t.co/LshbDgxXpY #neverstopexploring #photography #phototrip #nenet #yamal #adventuretime #travelgram

    xploretravel: "Launching Photographical Expedition with the last siberian Nomads 2018. Book now! ➡ https://t.co/LshbDgxXpY 
#neverstopexploring #photography #phototrip #nenet #yamal #adventuretime #travelgram"
    22
    0
  • Expedición X-plore a Groenlandia del pasado mes de Abril. Sin duda Groenlandia es la magia del #Ártico, un destino mítico al que nunca dejaremos de regresar. #groenlandia #greenland #arctic #neverstopexploring

    xploretravel: "Expedición X-plore a Groenlandia del pasado mes de Abril. Sin duda Groenlandia es la magia del #Ártico, un destino mítico al que nunca dejaremos de regresar.

#groenlandia #greenland #arctic #neverstopexploring"
    25
    0
  • Very sad day. Heroes cannot die. One of the greats in mountaineering and our inspiration. Dep Ueli Steck. #ripuelisteck

    xploretravel: "Very sad day. Heroes cannot die. One of the greats in mountaineering and our inspiration. Dep Ueli Steck. #ripuelisteck"
    16
    1
  • Sólo en la aventura algunas personas llegan a conocerse. André Gide. #photooftheday #naturelove #friendship #aventura

    xploretravel: "Sólo en la aventura algunas personas llegan a conocerse. André Gide.

#photooftheday #naturelove #friendship #aventura"
    14
    0
  • Tribus tradicionales, paisajes únicos, bosques de ensueño, gorilas, cultura, aventura. Desde 485€ 👉 https://goo.gl/pKkoeC #indonesia #adventuretime

    xploretravel: "Tribus tradicionales, paisajes únicos, bosques de ensueño, gorilas, cultura, aventura. Desde 485€ 👉 https://goo.gl/pKkoeC

#indonesia #adventuretime"
    9
    0
  • Practicando técnicas de pesca ancestrales con los inuit en #Groenlandia hace unos días, durante la última expedición. #neverstopexploring #fishing #inuit #pescando #antropologia #viajesdeaventura #naturelover

    xploretravel: "Practicando técnicas de pesca ancestrales con los inuit en #Groenlandia hace unos días, durante la última expedición.

#neverstopexploring #fishing #inuit #pescando #antropologia #viajesdeaventura #naturelover"
    20
    0