Monday, September 29, 2014

Beautiful Twyfelfontein Lodge - Namibia

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is compared to a 3 star rating. The Twyfelfontein area, a very vulnerable and delicate ecosystem, is renowned for some of the best examples of San Rock Paintings and Engravings in Southern Africa. UNESCO World Heritage site, first for Namibia. Interesting rock formations and the remainder of prehistoric volcanic action can be seen in the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountain, Doros Crater and the Petrified Forest among the most prominent geographic features. The fauna and flora of Damaraland include; plants such as Welwitschia, Moringa and a variety of Commiphora species and animals such as the Desert Elephant, Giraffe, Springbok, Oryx and Ostrich living in total harmony with the community and the communal farming activities of the Uibasen Twyfelfontein Conservancy.
 

 Twyfelfontein was proclaimed a national monument in 1952. It first came to the attention of the wider world when Reinhard Maack included the site in a report in 1921. He is thought to have been informed of the engravings in the area by a land surveyor. The imagery suggests it was part of the Khoi-San belief system, who lived in the area up to about 1 000 years ago when they were displaced by the Damara. No Khoi-San currently inhabit the area, but the beliefs of San 800 km away give insight to the meaning of the paintings and engravings. To preserve this unique history, Twyfelfontein became Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 20
 Guest accommodation comprises 56 en-suite double rooms, a lounge, open dining room and a bar where you can swop stories with fellow visitors. The lodge caters for a host of activities, ranging from swimming facilities, cycling the area or on guided nature walks and safaris. The many Namibian plant species, among which the unique Welwitschia, will delight plant lovers. Elephants, rhinoceros and giraffe are some of the wildlife that adapted to the desert climate of the Namib that can be seen roaming the area.


 Those interested in geology will also be in for a treat: volcanic activity of eons ago led to spectacular rock formations that can be viewed at the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountains, Doros Crater and Petrified Forest. They are all in the vicinity of the lodge.

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is approximately 100 km west of Khorixas and 430 km northwest of the Namibian capital, Windhoek. It can be reached by air or by road (travel along the C39, turn off at D2612, join D3254).

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Namibia Reservations also has a current special on the Twyfelfontein Lodge, check out our webpage www.namibiareservations.com/twyfellodgee.html.com for more information

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tsumkwe - Home of the San / Bushman

The small, spread-out settlement of Tsumkwe lies at the western margin of the Kalahari and is the district centre of former Bushman Land, today part of the Otjozondjupa region. The San, coloquially also called bushmen, live in this area. They are the oldest people in Namibia, living in southern Africa for an estimated 20,000 years. The South African Homeland policy restricted them to the remote "Bushmanland", a semi-desert area between Khaudum National Park and Omaheke. It can be accessed via the C44 road, which turns off the B8 north of Grootfontein. The distance to Tsumkwe is 250 km.


The San are masterly bow hunters. Their bow is relatively small and the range of the arrows is below 25 metres. Therefore the San need to get quite close to their prey, but the supple hunters are very skilled and good at that. If an animal has been hit by a poisoned arrow, it doesn't stand a chance to escape. The absolutely deadly arrow poison is made from the larvae of a certain beetle (diamphidia nigroornata). According to a traditional recipe, which is only known to the San, varous herbs are added to increase the deadly effect. A human being would also not have any chance to survive even the smallest amouunt of this poison in the blood stream, and no anti-dote exists.


 Traditionally the San had no leaders or chiefs, personal decisions were made individually and group decisions were left to the group. When times were good groups could swell to over one hundred people but during drought times groups might dwindle to family units of less than 10 people.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Astonishing Divava Okavango Lodge - Namibia

Namibia has amazing and Beautiful accommodation establishments. One of my personal favorites is the Divava Okavango Lodge on the banks of the Okavango river. 



The Lodge offers 20 luxurious chalets with a large deck and bathroom.
These chalets are located on a high river bank giving you a spectacular look over the Okavango River!


All rooms are air-conditioned and contain a spacious bathroom, bath tub and indoor and outdoor showers. It could not have been any better than this!!!


 

Divava’s Spa is one of the highlights during your stay. The strategically planned treatment rooms ensure privacy and the most incredible view



On the treatment menu you will find the popular massages like back & neck or a one hour full body, but we also offer hot-stone massages, body wraps, scrubs, Thalasso and so much more.

 Let off some steam in the steam room and cool off in the refreshing swimming pool afterwards.

 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Desert-adapted lions in Namibia

Desert-adapted lions in Namibia occur mostly outside protected areas in the Kunene Region. The unique landscapes of the northern Namib Desert, abundant wildlife, and high levels endemism, makes the Kunene Region an important area for tourism. The lion is an important flagship species for the growing tourism industry. Although the desert-adapted lions are valuable to tourism, the local communities have to share their land with these free-ranging large carnivores.


 Lions often prey on domestic livestock and farmers respond by shooting or poisoning lions, to protect their livelihood. The local communities have to bear the costs of living with lions, but they do not always share in the benefits from tourism. There is a need for sustainable-use of lions through eco-tourism, with tangible benefits to the communities, and for proactive management of human-lion conflicts. The conservation of lions in the Kunene Region is therefore essential to address Human Lion Conflict, and to conserve a flagship species for the tourism industry. 


The Kunene Lion Project contributes to this process by studying the density, demography, and population ecology of lions. Through applied research and monitoring, the study collects sound scientific data to guide management strategies and the implementation of a National Lion Conservation Strategy.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Beautiful sunsets in Namibia

I can't help being enchanted by sunsets. And African sunsets can't leave anyone indifferent. Vast skies, open spaces, vivid colours and these fleeting moments of natural transition that you want to keep in your memory for ever. You try to catch all the beauty and emotions that it evokes on a film, but of course it's a futile task.   






 In Namibia, there will be tonnes of places where everyone will insist you MUST base yourself to catch the perfect sun-rise / sun-set

Monday, September 15, 2014

Package Deals Offered By Namibia Reservations

Choose from one of our packages below or let us organize a special package deal just for you.
The perfect get away enjoying the sights and taking part in activities. Whether you are a honeymooner, business traveler or self drive traveler, we have a package deal ready for you.

Etosha Package
2 Persons - Double Room at Ces’t si Bon (BB) for 1 Night,
Okaukuejo (DBB) for 2 Nights,
Car Rental - Group B
including return flight on Air Namibia (CPT/JNB-WHK-CPT/JNB)
 
2 Persons - Double Room at Desert Homestead (DBB) for 3 Nights,
Car Rental - Group B
including return flight on Air Namibia (CPT/JHB-WHK-CPT/JHB)
Swakopmund Package
2 Persons - Double Room at Namib Guesthouse (BB) for 3 Nights,
1 Mola Mola Marine Dune Day
Car Rental - Group B
including return flight on Air Namibia (CPT/JNB-WHK-CPT/JNB)
  Windhoek Package
2 Persons - Double Room at Villia Violet (BB) for 2 Nights,
Car Rental - Group B
including return flight on Air Namibia (CPT/JNB-WHK-CPT/JNB)
Desert Express Weekend Package
2 Persons - Overnight on the Train (DBB) for 2 Nights,
Transfer from/to International Airport Windhoek
including return flight on Air Namibia (CPT/JNB-WHK-CPT/JNB)
 Botswana Package
2 Persons - Double Room at The Garden Lodge (FI) for 1 Night incl 1 Game Drive & 1 Boat Trip into the Chobe National Park,
Nata Lodge (BO) for 1 Night incl. 1 Game Drive into the Sowa Pan,
1 Double Tent at Audi Camp (BB) for 2 Nights incl. 1 Day Moremi Game Reserve Safari
Drotsky’s Cabins (BO) for 2 Nights incl. 1 Day Trip with Boat & Guide (fuel excl.)

Monday, September 8, 2014

About Us - Namibia Reservations

Namibia Reservations was established in 2002 and are situated in Germania Street 26 in Otjiwarongo. The closed corporation is run by owner Mark Mücke. 
Mark Mücke - Owner
The young and vibrant team at Namibia Reservations will be happy to assist you in all your travel requirements, bookings and requests; whether it is accommodation, air tickets, adventure activities, transfers, travel tips, conferencing, self drive tours, car rentals, group tours, fly in tours or granting you assistance with planning your own Namibia Safari. All the services rendered by us are carefully handled and planned in order to make sure that you will have the unforgettable holiday you always dreamed of.  We have a feedback facility on our website and look forward to receive your feedback so that we can constantly improve our service. 
 Meet the rest of the team!

Oliver Ahrens - General Manager
What this handsome brute loves most about his job is the different challenges brought forward to him every day.
Anzaan Fourie - Accounts Manager
 All things nature runs through her veins and she is most happy when outdoors. This loving personality could not be missed at first impression. Solving problems is her forte, and when in need of a shoulder Anzaan's door is always open.
Jolandie Koen - Accounts Assistant Manager
This charming lady has loved working with numbers since she could remember and there is no calculation she would not tackle. 

Jolitta Janse van Rensburg - Head of Consultants
This magnificent woman’s love is to work with her clients and to give them what they want.She love’s going the extra mile for them. 

Magret Mtileni - Tour Consultant
Above all things on earth Magret loves her family most. Her best quality is that she’s dependable. You can be sure to always have a smile on your face when being in the same room as Magret.
Michelle Kahikopo - Tour Consultant

This young-vibrant, happy-go-lucky Herero lady enjoy's lazing around on the sofa and watching her favorite TV programmes. The thing she loves most about her job is being apart of planning her clients' perfect holiday.
Millicent Kheimseb - Tour Consultant
 This ravishing African Queen loves music, spending time with family and friends, watching telly and her biggest love is traveling.  
Uaaruka Kandjii - Tour Consultant
This friendly face loves poetry, quotes and nature. She likes taking walks through her neighborhood. She describes herself as hard working, caring, loving and a role model to her siblings and son.
Virginia Both - Admin Clerk/Switchboard
This delicate flower loves to sing, play netball and socialize. Everyday-challenges is what makes this girl tick. 
Sarinda Du Toit - Creditors Clerk
 A conversation will never get dull when having it with this stunning personality, as socializing is what she loves most about her job. 
 
Kariza Kuhn - Debtors Clerk
This sublime young lady’s interests are the outdoors, but her heart lies with her family. This chirpy gal I have never seen without a smile, keeping the office in high spirits is her job. She loves working with people and always friendly and helpful.
Esmerelda English - Sales & Marketing Clerk
 This exquisite, fun loving person sees herself as a self-starter, a motivated and hardworking person. This enticing specimen loves reading, watching TV and most of all spending time with her family. 
Noellien Diergaardt - Sales & Marketing Clerk
 This superb fascination enjoys challenges and exploring new possibilities. She does not come short in encouragement and focus. When Noellien sets her mind to achieve a goal, she would go all out to retain the best possible outcome in her goal.