Africa

Kelkiewyn is the Afrikaans name of the Namaqua sandgrouse which is derived from its far-carrying call that sounds like its saying "kelkiewyn"
📷: Tully Hamalua
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Thanks to their large, radar-like ears, kudus are highly alert and notoriously hard to approach.

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Between the ears - limitless Namibia. We'll be riding here soon. Come join us, take a deep breath, the air is rarified out here....#Namibia #ridenamibia

Of the three baboon races in Africa, the chacma baboon is the only one that occurs in Namibia.

📷: Tully Hamalua

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A remote Damaraland campsite at dawn, no sounds, only the horses eating and occasionally snorting....s coastal fog in the distance, silent. Remembering our origins. #Namibia #safari #ridenamibia

Good news as good as our magnificent sunsets. Namibia main borders open for tourists with a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours. No quarantine or day 5 testing required. Find all tourism services on https://lnkd.in/gH-YtYn

Another beautiful Ongava sunset to welcome the weekend.

📷: Tully Hamalua

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Giraffe horns are called ossicones and are found on both sexes. Ossicones are actually not horns at all but formed from ossified cartilage that’s covered in skin.
📷: Tully Hamalua
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The Damara Thread Snake is near-endemic to Namibia and is a primitive burrower that mainly feeds on termites and ants. While eyes are present, these snakes are blind and they are harmless.

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Sickle-bush (Dichrostachys cinerea) flowers. Apart from the beautiful flowers it produces, these plants are identified by its distinctive sickle-shaped fruit pods.

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Yellow-billed hornbills feed mainly on the ground, where they forage for seeds, small insects, spiders and scorpions.

📷: Daniël Conradie

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The black hairy thick-tailed scorpion (Parabuthus villosus) is the largest member of the Parabuthus family in the world as well as one of the most venomous in Namibia.

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On Safari - even Titan is showing interest in #Namibia's famous beer - #Windhoeklager - best thing after a day in the saddle exploring the Namib Desert

A white-bellied sunbird living his best life between all the flowers.

📷: Tully Hamalua

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Marching into the weekend like this herd of elephants. Happy Friday!

📷: Silvia Morgante

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Imagine yourself in the Namib Desert, G+T in hand, ice clinking in your glass, the aroma of heat and horses...bliss or what? #Namibia #ridenamibia #whyarewedoingthis

Narrow escape. Tully Hamalua took this photo of a zebra that was very lucky to escape with only these scratches after it was attacked by a predator.

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Did you know? The white ring on a waterbuck's backside acts as a "follow me" sign to the rest of the herd when fleeing from predators.

📷: Michael Kamerika

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We're back on safari - 30 October - 6 November, riding the adventurous Skeleton Coast and coastal plains of Damaraland....anyone want to blow the cobwebs away? #Namibia #ridingsafari #ridenamibia

Biting of more than you can chew? A black-backed jackal enjoying the spoils of a predator kill.

📷: Tully Hamalua

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Namibia OPEN ( Hosea Kutako Int Airport only ) again after Months. Limited quarantine required. Get specials ( https://www.wheretostay.na/map.php?action=Specials ) & all regulations to visit our magic destination on https://www.wheretostay.na/. Dream, Plan, Book and discover new routes to our Part of the World

Did you know? Hyaenas have remarkably powerful jaws and are capable of crushing the thigh bone of a buffalo in one movement.

📷: Tully Hamalua

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Today is #worldrhinoday. A day created to raise awareness about the decreasing numbers of these majestic horned creatures.
📷: Nicci Kannegiesser
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A puff adder’s name originates from the snake’s habit of inflating itself and hissing when threatened. 📷: Stéphanie Périquet PhD Ongava Research Centre
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Could this be the first springbok lamb of the season? Photo was taken on the 10 September at Tiervlei by Stéphanie Périquet of the Ongava Research Centre.

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Observing rituals in wild horses - stallions 'dung piling' with all the accompanying striking and squealing. Life goes on despite us. #Namibia #wildhorses #ilovehorses

Spring is full swing and there is no lovelier time to be out in the veld.

📷: Silvia Morgante

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Ongava Tented Camp has been rated by Expert Africa as the top destination in Africa for viewing White Rhino.
Visit http://www.expertafrica.com/wildlife/white-rhino/africa to see more

📷: Nicci Kannegieser

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The dark spot below each eye of the Damara Dik-dik contains a gland that produces a sticky secretion which is used to mark their territory.
📷: Stéphanie Périquet PhD | Ongava Research Centre
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A beautiful zebra cobra caught on camera by Stéphanie Périquet from the Ongava Research Centre.

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Seeking out shipwrecks - our journey's oft show us that we are wrecked before we even board. Yet by ridding ourselves of excess, we seldom suffer the loss. Deserts teach us this...come and find out. #Namibia #SkeletonCoast

Strutting into the weekend like this Northern Black Korhaan.

📷: Nicci Odendaal

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