Travel Namibia 1 42 Contents Travel Namibia Edition 4 May 2009 3 Elements of surprise: Editor Mary Askew welcomes you to this issue of Travel Namibia. 8 Portfolio: Making light work: photographer Steve Bloom's stunning shots of Namibian wildlife. MORO 14 Namibia's new national park; a 20 year old mystery; souvenirs from a community project... 18 Giraffes in a cattle truck; herding zebra by helicopter; Cinderella's nest; a guide profi le... 20 An albino black- backed jackal; rhino monitoring, a snap- happy lion. 22 An insider's guide to Windhoek: Secret Namibia book; fi nding a lion in the offi ce... FEATURES 24 Living with the San: Aislinn's Pearson shares pages from the diary she kept while staying on the N* a Jaqna Conservancy. 28 Essential Namibia: Stephen Cunliffe gets bogged down in Caprivi's four wet and wild national parks. 36 Kolmanskop: Photographers Steve and Ann Toon share their tips for taking memorable pictures at the abandoned diamond mining town. 40 PAWS: Your chance to help behind the scenes at one of Namibia's cheetah sanctuaries. 44 Flying visit: Martin Benadie introduces you to Namibia's feathered friends. OLWEENDO 48 Map: Flights of fancy: a colourful guide to Namibia's 50 Travel news: New lodges, 54 Travel tips: Saving water. 58 Fact fi le: Everything you need to know 60 Itineraries: A trip through southern 64 Backlog: Hamilton Wende on Aus. 23 A tranquilised lion's eye. But what happens when he wakes? 36 Kolmanskop's spirit in pictures 52 Focus in on your holiday details best birding spots. camp revamps, special deals and atop fl ight hotel for Windhoek. about Namibia before you leave home. Africa's deserts made possible by a new border crossing.