The government has reintroduced red list restrictions on arrivals from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia with immediate effect.
Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve has been honoured with the title of Namibia’s Leading Safari Lodge at the World Travel Awards. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to reserve manager, Adriaan Mulder, to find out how it feels to have been recognised by voters from around the globe
Having spent upward of $500 million in recent years to the support Air Namibia, officials said losses were no longer sustainable at a time of economic crisis.
People arriving in the UK from Uruguay, Namibia and the US Virgin Islands will need to self-isolate for ten days. The government added there would be no changes to the safe list over Christmas.
Changes include new flooring, redoing the main area deck, and the addition of a photo hub in the upstairs library space, where guests can learn more about the Namib Sand Sea and other interesting facts about the area.
The property is situated in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, one of southern Africa’s largest private conservation areas.
After an environmentally-sensitive rebuild, Wilderness Safaris’ Serra Cafema Camp, in Namibia’s extreme north-west, has reopened. Located in one of the most remote regions in southern Africa, on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann’s Valley, Serra Cafema offers journeys to this extraordinary desert location.
The capital of Namibia, Windhoek, has welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to arrive at its international airport from Doha, Qatar. Windhoek is the first city in Namibia to be served by Qatar Airways, which will fly to and from the destination four times a week with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Namibia is becoming an increasingly popular travel destination, confirmed by the 2015 visitor statistics that have been published by Pohamba Shifeta, minister of environment and tourism. Some 1.5 million international visitors travelled to Namibia in 2015, an increase of 5.1 per cent on the previous year.
KLM is expanding its network of routes this winter, offering three direct flights a week from Amsterdam to Windhoek via Luanda, Angola. As of October, a KLM Airbus A330-200 will depart from Amsterdam at 22:45 every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday for an overnight flight to the Namibian capital.
In contrast to the sand dunes of the Namib Desert, visitors to the Zambezi region in the north of the country are greeted with lush green and wild river landscapes. Located in the 150 square metre Kasika conservancy in the middle of the protected Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Area, the Chobe Water Villas – part of the Ohlthaver & List Group – has opened to guests.