Issue 2 (May 2008)

Moro – hello – and welcome to Travel Namibia, our new magazine dedicated to bringing you the very best Namibia has to offer.


Last November Namibia Tourism UK asked us to publish a one-off magazine about self-drive holidays in Namibia, and we were bowled over by the positive response we received – readers, advertisers and ordinary Namibians alike were delighted. You asked for more, so now Travel Namibia is here to stay.

Published biannually, we promise the magazine will always be packed with information about Namibia’s top destinations – those must-see attractions you can’t ignore – and will introduce you to some of the lesser-known regions too. With a country as vast and sparsely populated as this, it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that there’s an impressive range of places which are rewarding and interesting, despite being relatively unknown. In Namibia’s vast open spaces there’s a depth and substance that constantly surprises.

We’ll look beneath the surface, to reveal more about the country than you will find anywhere else. Presented by internationally renowned photographers and journalists, it is the range and quality of our material that we hope will establish Travel Namibia as an essential resource.

In this edition our portfolio of pictures is by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, about whom The Wall Street Journal wrote: “These two western women have gone further and deeper into tribal Africa than any photographers have gone before”; CNN and BBC correspondent Hamilton Wende gives you his reaction on visiting the ghost town of Kolmanskop; and who better to write an insider’s guide to Etosha than Steve and Ann Toon? This photojournalist duo travel the world gathering material for stunning coffee table books, but return time and again to Etosha.

For our team, headed by editor Mary Askew, putting the magazine together has been like falling in love with the country all over again. It has been good to remember that Namibia is one of those rare destinations where there are advantages to travelling in every season; where even the most popular destinations, such as the towering dunes of Sossusvlei, are rarely crowded and – best of all – where the smiles that greet you as you travel around are never jaded.


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