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The Small Town of Omaruru

The Small Town of Omaruru

Omaruru is a small town located in the Erongo Region of central Namibia. The town has 14,000 inhabitants and owns 352 square kilometres of land. Omaruru is situated near Mount Erongo, on the usually dry Omaruru River. The name Omaruru in the local Otjiherero language means Bitter Milk, as the cattle used to graze on a local bush that turned their milk bitter. Omaruru is a town that is rich with history and lively people, and it is worth getting to know more about.

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The Best Skincare Routine While on The Road

The Best Skincare Routine While on The Road

When you are traveling, your skincare routine may not exactly be at the top of your to-do list. But if you have spent all that time getting it down to a science, you do not want a vacation to be the thing that knocks you off your game or results in a breakout, sunburn, or flare-up.
That is why it is important to find a way to keep your skincare routine intact while traveling, and to keep your skin as healthy as possible while you are in the air, on the road, or just spending a few nights away from home.

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The Burrowing Life of Golden Moles

The Burrowing Life of Golden Moles

Golden moles are a species of blind and tailless burrowing insectivores that live in sub-Saharan Africa. They are significantly different from other moles and insectivores. Golden moles have a tube-shaped body, short limbs, and no external tail. Their triangular head ends in a leathery pad at the muzzle, their eyes are covered with skin and fur, and they lack external ears.

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Traditional Musical Instruments in Namibia

Traditional Musical Instruments in Namibia

Heritage happens through making music. It is in the instruments, the ways of playing them, and the ideas about the sounds. It is in the stories, the musical repertoires, instrument materials, and the rhythms. Musical instruments in Namibia are traditionally used in specific circumstances. These ways are culture-specific and the relationships between people, instruments, and dance, and their values and beliefs are constructed in unique ways.

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How to Travel on A Budget

How to Travel on A Budget

Exploring exotic places does not have to cost a fortune and you certainly do not need to win the lottery to travel the world – not if you know how to watch your pennies. In short, budgeting helps you control your spending, track your expenses, and save more money. We have compiled some tried and tested tips to help you plan a holiday on a budget.

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The 10 Best Restaurants in Namibia

The 10 Best Restaurants in Namibia

There are many ways to have good culinary experiences. When it comes to eating well and experimenting with new tastes, we have many options, but options do not always make things easier, especially if you are not familiar with the area. And when you are travelling, there is not always time to shop for and make healthy, hearty food. This might be a good time to experience a new culinary scene.

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Namibia’s “Labour of Love” is the Duwisib Castle

Namibia’s “Labour of Love” is the Duwisib Castle

Duwisib Castle is one of the most historic properties of Namibia Wildlife Resorts. It is the perfect stopover between Fish River Canyon and the Namibia desert. The castle was built by the German army officer Baron von Wolf for his American bride Jayta in the early 1900s and is located about 70 km southwest of the small town of Maltahöhe. Replete with history and romance, Duwisib Castle is an ideal stopover for visitors en route to the South of Namibia.

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The Heaviside’s Dolphin

The Heaviside’s Dolphin

Heaviside’s dolphins are amongst the smallest of all dolphins and are found in a limited section of African coastal waters. They have striking black, grey, and white markings and are sometimes mistaken for baby orcas when spotted at sea. They were originally discovered off the South African coast by Captain Heaviside and so are sometimes known by their original-intended name, which is Heaviside’s dolphins.

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A Tribute to Namibia’s National Flower

A Tribute to Namibia’s National Flower

The Welwitschia Mirabilis is a plant that is endemic to the Namibian desert. Welwitschia mirabilis plants are unusual for their large, strap-like leaves that grow continuously along the ground. During its lifespan, each plant produces only two leaves, which are often split into many segments because of the leaves being whipped by the wind.

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Hot Air Balloon Rides

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Hot air balloon rides are considered the most relaxing of all aerial activities. Everything is subtle and easy-going. But do not let this characteristic dampen your thirst for thrills. Balloon rides boast excitement entirely based on a more tranquil setting. Flying like it was intended to be, smooth, floating, and almost in a whimsical manner. There is something about hot air ballooning that can calm even the most terrified of heights.

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Museums that Capture Namibian History

Museums that Capture Namibian History

Museums play a crucial role in preserving local culture. And with careful artifact preservation, a culture can be recorded and remembered regardless of its future. It can also be shared and understood by those from different cultural backgrounds. Let us take a look at some of the museums that continue to preserve our Namibian culture.

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7 Must-Read Books based in Namibian Settings

7 Must-Read Books based in Namibian Settings

Namibia is a big country, which makes it the perfect backdrop for any adventure you can fathom – with endless deserts and dunes, beautiful sunsets, and an array of wildlife that will set your adrenaline pumping. Namibia is also rich in history, heritage, and diversity, and all of this is seen in the multitude of books that are based in a Namibian setting. Let’s look at a few of our favourite reads.

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Horse Riding in Namibia

Horse Riding in Namibia

An African riding safari in Namibia is an adventure like no other. It is a thrilling and challenging ride across otherwise inaccessible deserts, open plains, ancient volcanic craters and the famed Skeleton Coast. It allows you to immerse yourself in Namibia’s hauntingly beautiful scenery, flora, and fauna with a rare combination of peace, tranquility, and exhilaration that is rivalled by very few places in the world. Here is a list of some of the most memorable horse-riding adventures in Namibia.

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Delicious Namibian Snacks and Treats

Delicious Namibian Snacks and Treats

Even though snacking has developed a bad image, snacks can be an important part of your diet. A healthy snack between meals decreases your hunger and keeps you from overeating at mealtime. Snacking healthily improves your energy levels and mental clarity and assists in maintaining your blood sugar levels throughout the day, helping to avoid the infamous nap-inducing in-between-meal slumps. Let’s look at some delicious must-have snacks to enjoy on your next Namibian adventure.

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The Southern African Hedgehog

The Southern African Hedgehog

The Southern African hedgehog, scientifically known as Atelerix frontalis, is a mammal species in the family Erinaceidae. It is found in the southern countries of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. These small animals are dark brown, with spines that are white at the base and dark brown at the tip. They have pointed snouts and typically have either a white or brown belly. The focal character of this type of hedgehog is that they have a white stripe across their forehead.

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Travelling with Baby on Board

Travelling with Baby on Board

Flying with a baby can be a challenging experience. Not only are you worried about keeping your new tiny human safe, but there are the diaper bags to lug around, piercing cries to quell, and the scornful side-eye from grumpy passengers.
Fortunately, it does not have to be a stressful experience, for you or your baby, if you know what to expect and do a little bit of planning and research before you travel.

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