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Dear Fans, have an relaxing weekend! Regards Otto
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Dear Fans, we wish you a happy Independence Day! http://ow.ly/i/1IRSm

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Have you ever heard the Namaqua Sandgrouse – Calling for a glass of wine? Their distinct sound forms part of a true Namibian experience. Click here http://bit.ly/sandgrouse to read the whole story on this iconic bird. Photo: Ron Swilling http://ow.ly/i/1IlRa

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Taking Refuge in the Fish River Canyon
Thick fog envelopes the detention camp at Aus on this particular night. It glows in the glare of the searchlights but the light cannot penetrate the moisture-laden air. Four shadowy figures are hurriedly busying themselves with the fence at the eastern side of the camp. It is dark, wet, cold… http://bit.ly/taking_refuge

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Thanks for mentioning Kalahari Anib Lodge. Glad you enjoyed your time in Namibia!

National Post | Life

It took only a few images of the visceral desert landscapes and the towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei to convince me to make Namibia the first stop on a recent trip to Africa, my first to that continent.

The southwestern African nation is enjoying a slow burning tourism boom, with visitors drawn by its natural allure, reputation for safety and stable government. Its excellent road system in particular makes Namibia an ideal road trip destination.

Having recently travelled the roads of some of Canada’s Atlantic national parks (Kouchibouguac, Cape Breton Highlands), and the tundra and ice of some of our northern parks (Wapusk, Sirmilik), for a film/television project I was producing called The National Parks Project, I was eager to see how Africa’s best-preserved natural spaces stacked up to those at home.

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The logistics of a Namibian road trip proved to be dead simple: Plot a route. Rent a…

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Located just 6 miles from the Anderson Gate of Etosha National Park is Etosha Safari Camp.  Ringed by chalets, the camp is a great place to spend a night before exploring the park.

How could you not relax in a place that looks like this?  Each chalet has two single beds that can easily be  pulled apart if you’re not the cuddling type.

Perhaps the best feature of the room-the shower.  How many times can you say that you’ve had an elephant shower?

The views from the chalets are great.  You can enjoy a sundowner from your front porch, where you may see some local wildlife.

Inside the main building, the dining area of the Etosha Safari Camp is styled after a shabeen (once a bar where alcohol was illegally sold-a separate post on shabeens is coming soon!).  Both breakfast and dinner are served buffet style.  Outside, also stylized…

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