The ATI Holidays’ staff members consider themselves a bunch of foodies; David (our Big, Bad boss and managing director) is known as the curry King of Windhoek. He is English after all!
So when The Olive Exclusive informed us that Chef Anthony was joining the team, we immediately offered our discerning palates as a testing ground for any new dishes which he might be planning on unleashing on the unsuspecting public,…
The beginning of 2015 has been an interesting challenge. We have seen absolutely tremendous growth in the Namibian tourism sector, which has meant all hands on deck:- quoting, looking after clients and making sure that we remain top of our game.
Believe it or not, as we are heading into busy season,…
Tomorrow sees one of Africa’s youngest nations celebrating 25 years of independence.
This morning my usual 15 minute trip to work took about 45 minutes; the roads are congested and there is an almost electric excitement right throughout the capital city today.
Sitting at my desk,…
This year Namibia celebrates a quarter century of independence.
21st March 1990 – I was too young to vote, but it was a momentous occasion… even if the flag lowering ceremony was about ten minutes late – This is Africa, after all!
Namibia is a very young nation,…
Franzi joined the team at ATI Holidays as a three month internship to help us during our peak travel season towards the end of 2014.
Towards the end of her tenure, Franzi was finally unchained from her desk and we arranged a guided, camping safari to allow her to experience what traditional visitors to our country rave about!…
…and bring you back up again – This is the traditional miner’s greeting from which the town of Tsumeb, in northern Namibia derived its motto – ‘Gluck auf’
Tsumeb makes for a great accommodations while taking a self drive to Etosha, as it is the gateway to the Oshikoto region,…
Namibia has a total of about 1600km of coastline – roughly 1000 miles and some estimate that there are literally thousands of wrecks littered along the coast, from the oldest recorded one, the Bom Jesus which set sail from Lisbon in 1533, to the more recent wrecks, occurring as recently as 2012….
400 meters from the ocean is an unlikely place to find a shipwreck – or so you would think.
Welcome to the story of the Eduard Bohlen! Probably the most INTACT and photographed shipwreck along the entire Namibian coastline.
There were two ships registered as ‘Eduard Bohlen’…
Anyone who has heard of Namibia has undoubtedly heard of her rugged and often deadly coastline – the eerily named Skeleton Coast. Unsurprisingly the name derives from the fact that this inaccessible stretch of coast was littered with skeletons, ship and whale alike!
Two of the most famous shipwrecks along the Namibian coast are the Eduard Bohlen (1909) and the Dunedin Star (1942) whilst one of the most recently discovered shipwrecks is one of the earliest and dates back to the 1500’s when the African coast was just opening up to Portuguese and Spanish explorers….
Seeing as this month sees the first ‘World Giraffe Day’ on the 21st June – what better day than the longest night of the year to celebrate the longest necked animal (OK – DAY for those of you in the Northern hemisphere)
As ATI Holidays is incredibly proud to be a sponsor of the World Giraffe Day,…