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High-stakes Etosha land rights hearing starts

The hearing of a potentially groundbreaking case by eight members of the Hai//om San community wanting legal recognition of their people's ancestral land rights over Etosha National Park and the Mangetti area has started before…

Namibia opens airport security books to ICAO auditors

Minister of Works and Transport John Mutorwa yesterday officially welcomed the team from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), which arrived in the country to conduct a universal security audit on the country’s airports. The…

China Tourism Boom – A Dynamic Force for…

The People’s Republic of China travellers, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), are the world’s top tourism spenders, accounted for almost $260 billion in 2017 alone. This is coupled with phenomenal growth…

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Why Your Next Safari Should Be in Namibia

“Where else can you see such vast distances with no movement?” asks Dave van Smeerdijk, co-founder of Natural Selection, a collection of owner-operated safari camps and lodges. We’re sitting at Hoanib Valley Camp in northern…

Puku bar and restaurant brings a new flair…

The Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino (WCCR) this week opened the new Puku bar and restaurant at the pool area of its premises. Food and Beverage Manager Stefan Kotze, explained that the name of…

Swift convictions restore faith in tourism

The stern, no-nonsense approach embraced by the magistrates’ courts in Erongo Region has set the tone for swift convictions of criminals, particularly those targeting tourists. In recent weeks there has been an increase in smash-and-grab…