Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Air Namibia: Cancellation during Festive Season - Dec 2011/ Jan 2012

Air Namibia confirms the cancellation of selected domestic and regional flights during the festive season from December 23, 2011 to January 02, 2012 for operational reasons.

Conditions of the procedure

  •  All passengers will be rerouted accordingly
  • Passengers are to be rebooked at no fee 
  • AUTSW11M60911
Refund procedures:

  • Apply for full refund on your net/published fare level via your GDS and quote the following reference number:
  • AUTSW11M60911
  • Full refunds for unused tickets will be granted regardless of terms and conditions of the fare (even non-refundable tickets).
  • Please note: all refunds must be processed within 7days from receipt of request for the refund by passenger.
For more information please email us at info@namibiareservations.com

Friday, December 9, 2011

3 New products offered by Namibia Reservations

When you are looking for the right vehicle to suit your travel needs book a Thrifty vehciel with Namibia Reservations. Thrifty offers various vehicles for every occasion.

Caprivi Houseboat Safaris is an exclusive lodge nestled amid a lush green garden on the banks of the Zambezi River, a few kilometers east of Katima Mulilo in the Caprivi Region of Namibia, offering genuine hospitality in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The lodge offers five rustic en suite chalets on the waters edge, a rose wood deck with lounge bar and swimming pool to relax in.

Overnight safaris on our houseboats will take you down the Zambezi and/or Chobe Rivers to enjoy, with the river as your platform, the fascinating array of fauna and flora this region has to offer. Travel at a leisurely pace down the expanse of these mighty rivers with its endless floodplains and breathtaking sunsets, spectacular views and an abundance of game and birdlife.

For more details email us at info@namibiareservations.com

Local News from the Gondwana Collection

Five Flowers for a 'green' Roadhouse
For its eco-friendly management the Cañon Roadhouse was rewarded by Eco Awards Namibia with five desert flowers (highest ranking). Cañon Lodge and Namib Desert Lodge were awarded three desert flowers each. Decisive factors were the water recycling plants (for the gardens), the eco-friendly waste disposal and the Gondwana Eco Competition at their lodges and on the web.

Exploring Damaraland on foot
Two diverse new hiking trails at Damara Mopane Lodge offer guests the opportunity to explore the flora and fauna of Damaraland at their leisure. The Mountain Top Route (4 km) requires some climbing to reach a hilltop in the vicinity of the lodge. By contrast, the Valley Walking Trail is a leisurely 4-km-walk through diverse vegetation such as Mopane forest, grassy plains and thickets of Trumpet Thorn.

The Quiver Tree - a Victim of Climate Change?
Red alert for the quiver tree was declared at the climate conference in Copenhagen in January 2010. Aloe Dichotoma and nine other plant and animal species were added to the 'Red List'. There was indeed reason for concern: In many places in southern Namibia entire groups of quiver trees were dying while hardly any young trees were discovered. Climate change was seen as the main suspect.

For more information or to make a booking email us: info@namibiareservations.com or visit our website: www.namibiareservations.com

Friday, December 2, 2011

Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry: Foot & Mouth Desease Update in Caprivi

We received news that foot and mouth has become a problem again for the December season in the Caprivi area. Please see the information received from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry:

1.    The following animals/infectious things may not under any circumstances be allowed to pass through the road blocks from any infected area:
·         All cloven hoofed animals (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and game.)
·         Raw red meat
·         Raw milk
·         Grass, hay, straw, reeds, Lucerne
·         Manure
·         Hides and skins and second hand jute bags
·         Bone, bone meal , carcass meal and blood meal
·         Large quantities of firewood i.e., vehicle load
·         Sour milk
·         Other products that might pose a risk – contact State Veterinarian.

2.    The following may cross the road block from an infected area:
·         Dogs and cats
·         Horses, donkeys and mules
·         Live or frozen poultry and birds, feathers, eggs and raw meat of poultry and birds
·         Fish, reptiles, frogs, worms
·         Vegetables, fruit, wild, free from manure or blood
·         Leafy vegetables such as cabbages, spinach, lettuce, celery, etc., if free from manure or blood.
·         Butter, margarine, cheese in original container/package
·         Sealed containers of pasteurized milk
·         Cooked meat/canned products/polony, Vienna’s in original/vacume packed container
·         Mealie – meal
·         Quarry stones for construction
·         Trophies (with taxidermy documents) wrapped in transparent material

 3   The following may cross the road block after spraying
     with 5% washing soda
·         Wood carvings, curios, mats, future manufactured from reads/grass
·         Small quantities of firewood less than 20kg
·         Horns

Dr. F. Joubert
Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details: info@namibiareservations.com