My Guide to NamibiaNamibia · 6 Items · Gilles Cohen
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Mowani mountain camp is located in Namibia's Damaraland area and has thatched dome-shaped structures. It lies between the Ugab and Huab rivers. The word Mowani is derived from the word M'Wane which means 'Place of God' and this is reflected in the atmosphere of tranquility at the camp. The main part of the camp consists of the reception area, a bar, dining room and a lounge overlooking th...More info
The beautiful undulating sand dunes of the Sossusvlei are one of the biggest attractions in Namibia and they further compound the image of Namibia as a largely desert country. Although the name is used to describe the area, it in fact only refers to the dry salt pan stretched out amongst the red dunes. When the Tsaugab river receives enough rain it rushes down to the west and fills up the depressi...More info
The Etosha National Park is probably one of Southern Africa’s most well known and frequently visited parks. It stretches over an area of 22,270km² and combines an incredible 31 different vegetation zones. Originally about 100,000km² in size when proclaimed in 1907, it was the largest reserve in the world. However, due to political constraints, the park was reduced in the 1960s to i...More info
At the dawn of the 19th century Imperial Germany needed a harbor in order to increase their presence in South West Africa (now Namibia). The British were occupying the deep harbor at Walvis Bay so Curt von François decided to settle 70km to the north. On 8 August 1892 he landed on the beach with 120 soldiers and 40 settlers and erected 2 beacons to mark their new settlement. Whenever the Swakop R...More info
In 1947 David Levin settled in the Damaraland area in order to farm the countryside. He noted several rock engravings and paintings on the stony outcrops surrounding a spring. The spring unfortunately did not yield enough water to sustain him and his livestock. Doubting the feasibility of the spring as time went by a Afrikaans speaking friend began referring to him as "David Twyfelfontein" meaning...More info
Kücki’s Pub is situated in the heart of Swakopmund, within walking distance from all major hotels and the main beach of Swakopmund. As our name suggests, we have a fabulous pub but are also well known for our seafood and grill restaurant. ...More info