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Some Good News About Green Initiatives in the US

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Some Good News About Green Initiatives in the US The good news is that green initiatives are more than just a thing. Making the world better is no longer seen as a costly, maybe-we’ll-get-to-it-someday proposition that gets put off until approximately never. The better news is that some of the nations most interesting tourist destination…..

Travel Namibia Magazine

Travel Namibia Magazine

August 2011
Welcome to Namibia, a birders’ paradise.

Namibia/Botswana

INTRODUCTION Namibia is a vast country with a surface area of 824 268 km2, it is about four times the size of the United Kingdom and 27 times the size of Belgium. Blessed with bountiful sunshine, an abundance of wildlife and an intriguing variety of flora and fauna. Attributes that make it a …

SAFARIWISE COMPETITION “FREE CAMPING SAFARI”

We have exciting news!  Follow us, @safariwisecomna on twitter and become a friend on http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/safariwise?v=wall :and you stand the chance of winning an amazing safari in Namibia. Reading through these hallowed SAFARI pages, there’s no escaping from the fact that we’re heading into the PEAK season and with it another bracing NORTHERN HEMISPHERE winter. But…..

Dreaming of the enigmatic Africa

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” – Vincent van Gogh Van Gogh, must have been dreaming of Africa at the time of this Epiphany. For it is only the starry expanse of Africa which could induce such nostalgic, reminiscence. Van Gogh was by…..

Is Namibian Travel Statistics Reliable?

Is Namibian travel Statistics reliable? Statistics as your motivation, to live your dream? Live that African adventure! “Statistics has proven that 80% of Statistics, are made up on the spot.” Should this Statistic be a cause for concern? I think not. I am sure, if asked, we could come up with a multitude of Stats…..

Why, Travel to Namibia? Safety and Affordability as Motivation.

Why, Travel to Namibia? Safety and Affordability, as Motivation. Namibia, one of the least travelled and explored, wildlife destinations on the African Continent. “these aren’t really travel-specific challenges — these are things that can apply to life in general. Think of travel as a metaphor for how you live your life at home.” Everyone needs…..

Snorkeling Elephants.

The great Tuskers may have been aquatic, so it seems from research, done at The University of Melbourne. Early elephants may have started out as water dwelling(aquatic) animals, and the trunk was used as a built in snorkel. That’s how researcher Ann P. Gaeth and colleagues at the University of Melbourne in Australia interpret evidence…..

Birds keep track of time

Birds Keep Track of Time It has been debated whether a bird remembers certain things, such as where food has been stored as well as whether, it is still fresh. In order to validate this hypothesis, The University of California at Davis has commissioned a study to test this theory. If a glass of milk…..

10 TIPS FOR AN ENJOYABLE FLIGHT.

Ten Tips for An Enjoyable flight. 1. Boarding and disembarking by row Boarding your flight is straight forward – simply join the queue when invited. Once on board, carry your luggage directly in front or directly behind, as luggage carried to the side will leave a path of destruction (and more than a few headaches)…..

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SAFARI…

A safari’s success is usually measured by the number of animals you’ve seen along the way. We’re not talking zebra and various antelope, but the big 5, the spectacular lion kill, a baby giraffe — something that makes you feel you have witnessed something truly special. Here are some tips that will help you maximize…..

5 Travel tips my Dog taught me…

Five Travel Lessons My Dog Taught Me By Matt Long I am the proud parent of three dogs: Moya, Cody and Preston. Over the years I have observed their behavior and how they interact with the rest of the world. I soon realized that they have many lessons to share, especially for the traveling sort……

AFRICA’S HARSH PARADISE…

AFRICA’S HARSH PARADISE WHEN THE GLOSSY BROCHURE CAME THE OFFERINGS ALL SEEMED THE SAME AND THEN I THOUGHT, “LET’S SEE BIG GAME” BUT COULD THAT REALLY BE THE PRICE OF AFRICA’S HARSH PARADISE? IT WAS THE HARSH THAT DID APPEAL WE’D THOUGHT IT OUT AND GO FOR REAL WITH LIONS, ELEPHANTS AND SEAL THERE ARE…..

OUR INTREPID GUIDE…

22 August 1998 OUR INTREPID GUIDE’S NAME IS NEIL WE ADMIRE HIM A VERY GREAT DEAL BUT WE ALL HOLD OUR BREATH AND IT SCARES US TO DEATH WHEN HE TAKES BOTH HIS HANDS OF THE WHEEL HE POINTS OUT THE HOME OF THE SEAL AND THE FACT THAT “THOSE DUCKS ARE CAPE TEAL” HE…..

The best seats on an open Safari Vehicle

The Best Seats On An Open Safari Vehicle A few tips The Best Seats On An Open Safari Vehicle for Those of you who have been on a safari know the drill: as soon as the time to go on a game drive has arrived the rush to the vehicle starts. ‘I wanna sit there’,…..

Botswana is one of the few remaining destinations in Africa that still provides…

Botswana is one of the few remaining destinations in Africa that still provides a good sense of adventure while on safari. Its expansive game parks and preserves, while offering wildlife as diverse and abundant as that found anywhere else, are still largely undeveloped and untamed. Botswana lies immediately to the north of South Africa. It…..

Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa

Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad; Xhosa: iKapa) is the second-most populous city in South Africa, and the largest in land area. It is the provincial capital of the Western Cape, as well as the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are situated. Cape Town is famous for its harbour…..

The San Forgotten, but not gone!

One of the oldest human populations on earth, the San, is happily going about life. The recession has practically no effect on this piece of humanity. The accompanying photos, shows a family unit enjoying their existence, San style. We could take a leaf out of their book, Enjoy life, live it, and forget the rat…..

Our first two days in the Okovango Delta…

Our first two days in the Okovango Delta delivered a lone lioness hunting as well as excellent views of a Serval cat that was only a few meters away from our vehicle. Birding has been excellent and we saw two Pel’s fishing Owls as well as a Vereaux’s eagle owl. Yellow fronted tinker …