Notes From Ohorongo

Damaraland

Damaraland

Damaraland was a region in Namibia and has a somewhat muddled and confusing history, not always even referring to exactly the same area. Initially, during the 19th century, Damaraland was a larger region described as the “central portion of German South-West Africa”...

The Elephants Found in Namibia

The Elephants Found in Namibia

You’ve no doubt heard of Namibia’s “desert elephants” but we should set the record straight. There are only two types of elephants in the world, namely Asian and African elephants. The Asian elephant is physically smaller and has smaller ears and tusks. No such thing...

The Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon is the biggest and deepest gorge in Africa and, after the Grand Canyon, the second-biggest in the entire world. It is located in the southern regions of Namibia in the Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. It’s a ravine of enormous scale and...

Before You Travel to Namibia

Before You Travel to Namibia

Namibia is an incredible travel destination and unique in Africa for several reasons. Where else in Africa can you find hundreds of kilometres of orange desert dunes, enormous seal colonies, imposing granite mountains and gorges, endless savannahs, and lush river...

Skeleton Coast National Park

Skeleton Coast National Park

Around 160 km to the west of Ohorongo Safaris is Namibia’s incomparable Skeleton Coast National Park. The northern part of the park that is located in the Kunene Region is not accessible by vehicle and we can arrange fly-in safaris for our guests who want to visit it...

The Himba People of Namibia

The Himba People of Namibia

Ohorongo Safaris’ lodge and tented camp are located in Namibia’s Kunene Region, previously known as Kaokoland. Kunene is also the home of one of Namibia’s indigenous peoples, the Himba. The only significant populations of the Himba people are in Namibia’s Kunene...

The History of Sossusvlei

The History of Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei, and the nearby Deadvlei and Hiddenvlei, are salt-and-clay pans in the Namib and amongst the foremost tourist attractions in Namibia, thanks to the unique natural features of these places. To be accurate, they would not have existed if it were not for the...

10 Must-See Namibian Locations

10 Must-See Namibian Locations

If you plan on visiting Namibia, give yourself enough time, because there are so many spectacular things to see in this country and locations to visit that a few days are simply not enough. We have rounded up a list of 10 must-see locations in Namibia and you can read...

Travelling on Your Own to Namibia

Travelling on Your Own to Namibia

Not everybody likes travelling by themselves, but for others there is nothing better than taking overseas trip alone. If you are predisposed to give solo travelling a shot and you haven’t done it before, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that you have a...