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  • Erindi Private Game Reserve - Namibia

    Erindi Private Game Reserve - Namibia

    Last modified: 10 months ago

    Erindi Private Game Reserve is a protected reserve located on a central plateau in Namibia. The reserve rests in between the towns of Otjiwarongo, Omaruru and Okahandja. The land on which Erindi was founded, has been reclaimed as part of a massive rehabilitation and conservation venture. The owners originally bought the 70,719 hectares of land with the intention of going into cattle farming. It was soon realized that farming cattle is an extremely costly practice, and they abandoned the idea in favor of a private game reserve. The aim was to restore endemic species to the area, with the hope that they would once again thrive there.

  • Bushmen People - Grootfontein, Namibia

    Bushmen People - Grootfontein, Namibia

    Last modified: one year ago

    The San People, also known as the Bushmen,are members of various Khoesān-speaking indigenous hunter-gatherer groups that are the first nations of Southern Africa, and whose territories span Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa. The ancestors of the hunter-gatherer Sān are thought to have been the first inhabitants of what is now Botswana and South Africa. Sān were traditionally semi-nomadic, moving seasonally within certain defined areas based on the availability of resources such as water, game animals, and edible plants. From the 1950s through to the 1990s, Sān communities switched to farming because of government-mandated modernisation programs. Total population is estimated to be 90,000; 27,000 of them in Namibia.

  • Etosha National Park - Namibia (Part II)

    Etosha National Park - Namibia (Part II)

    Last modified: one year ago

    Etosha National Park is a national park in northwestern Namibia. The park was proclaimed a game reserve on March 22, 1907. It was designated as Game Reserve Number 2. In 1958, Game Reserve No. 2 became Etosha Game Park and was elevated to status of National Park in 1967. Etosha National Park spans an area of 22,270 square km (8,600 sq mi) and gets its name from the large Etosha pan which is almost entirely within the park. The Etosha pan (4,760 square km; 1,840 sq mi) covers 23% of the total area of the Etosha National Park. The park is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles.

  • Etosha National Park - Namibia (Part I)

    Etosha National Park - Namibia (Part I)

    Last modified: 2 years ago

    Etosha National Park is a national park in northwestern Namibia. The park was proclaimed a game reserve on March 22, 1907. It was designated as Game Reserve Number 2. In 1958, Game Reserve No. 2 became Etosha Game Park and was elevated to status of National Park in 1967. Etosha National Park spans an area of 22,270 square km (8,600 sq mi) and gets its name from the large Etosha pan which is almost entirely within the park. The Etosha pan (4,760 square km; 1,840 sq mi) covers 23% of the total area of the Etosha National Park. The park is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles.

  • Damaraland and Kaokoland - Namibia

    Damaraland and Kaokoland - Namibia

    Last modified: 2 years ago

    Damaraland was a name given to the north-central part of Namibia, inhabited by the Damaras. It was bounded roughly by Ovamboland in the north, the Namib Desert in the west, the Kalahari Desert in the east, and Windhoek in the south. In the 1970s the name Damaraland was revived for a bantustan in South West Africa (present-day Namibia), intended by the apartheid government to be a self-governing homeland for the Damara people. Kaokoland was a bantustan in northern South West Africa. It was intended to be a self-governing homeland of the OvaHimba. Like other homelands in South West Africa, the Damaraland and Kaokoland bantustans were abolished in May 1989, at the beginning of the transition of Namibia towards independence.

  • Swakopmund - Namibia

    Swakopmund - Namibia

    Last modified: 2 years ago

    Swakopmund (German for "Mouth of the Swakop") is a city on the coast of western Namibia. The town has 44,725 inhabitants and covers 196 square km (76 sq mi) of land. The city is situated in the Namib Desert and is the fourth largest population center in Namibia. Swakopmund is an example of German colonial architecture. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South West Africa, and a small part of its population is still German-speaking today.

  • Cape Cross - Namibia

    Cape Cross - Namibia

    Last modified: 2 years ago

    Cape Cross is a small headland in the South Atlantic in Skeleton Coast, western Namibia. Today Cape Cross is a protected area owned by the government of Namibia under the name Cape Cross Seal Reserve. The reserve is the home of one of the largest colonies of Cape fur seals in the world.

  • From Solitaire to Walvis Bay - Namibia

    From Solitaire to Walvis Bay - Namibia

    Last modified: 2 years ago

    The route from Walvis Bay to Solitaire runs mostly on Road C14. The surface of the road is mostly gravel and sand, resulting in a dusty and bumpy ride.

  • Sossusvlei - Namibia

    Sossusvlei - Namibia

    Last modified: 2 years ago

    Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. The name "Sossusvlei" is often used in an extended meaning to refer to the surrounding area (including other neighbouring vleis such as Deadvlei and other high dunes), which is one of the major visitor attractions of Namibia. The name "Sossusvlei" is of mixed origin and roughly means "dead-end marsh". Vlei is the Afrikaans word for "marsh", while "sossus" is Nama for "no return" or "dead end". Sossusvlei owes this name to the fact that it is an endorheic drainage basin (i.e., a drainage basin without outflows) for the ephemeral Tsauchab River.

  • Cyprus - Northeast

    Cyprus - Northeast

    Last modified: 2 years ago

  • Cyprus - North

    Cyprus - North

    Last modified: 2 years ago

  • Cyprus - Southeast

    Cyprus - Southeast

    Last modified: 2 years ago

  • Cyprus - Paphos

    Cyprus - Paphos

    Last modified: 2 years ago

  • Cyprus - Southwest

    Cyprus - Southwest

    Last modified: 2 years ago

  • Cyprus - Center

    Cyprus - Center

    Last modified: 2 years ago

  • Cyprus - South

    Cyprus - South

    Last modified: 2 years ago

  • London - Part III

    London - Part III

    Last modified: 2 years ago

    A cruise on the River Thames from Westminster Pier to Greenwich, and a short visit to Holland Park

  • London - Part II

    London - Part II

    Last modified: 2 years ago

  • London - Part I

    London - Part I

    Last modified: 2 years ago

    Buckingham Palace, The Mall and Horse Guards

  • Chobe National Park - Botswana

    Chobe National Park - Botswana

    Last modified: 2 years ago

    Chobe National Park is Botswana's first national park, and also the most biologically diverse. it is Botswana's third largest park, with an area of 11,700 sq km (4,500 sq mi) and has one of the greatest concentrations of game in all of Africa. The Chobe River, which flows along the Northeast border of the park, is a major watering spot, especially in the dry season (May through October).