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Latest addition to the Gondwana family: Welcome Camp Chobe!

Sprawled along the banks of the Chobe River, Camp Chobe is designed with privacy in mind. An intimate refuge.

Large elephant families swimming, with a bit of luck you may see large zebra, buffalo and antelope herds grazing in the flood plains... You are in Camp Chobe, in the extreme southeast of the Zambezi Region. This jewel for nature and bird lovers is the latest addition to the Gondwana Collection, as from 1 March 2017. “We are handing Camp Chobe...[more]

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Once in a hundred years! A ceremony to befit a king

The Queen of the Ovakwanyama, Ohamba yOvakwanyama Nelumbu.

Kings, queens, traditional authorities, opposition leaders and thousands of Namibians from various ethnic groups gathered at Omhedi, close the Angolan border, last weekend to pay tribute to King Mandume yaNdemufayo in one of the most important reconciliatory and commemorative events of the last century.Thousands of people, including our founding...[more]

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One-time blossom splendour unfolds in Sandhof at Maltahöhe

When it rains on the Sandhof farm near Maltahöhe and the 700 hectare clay pan is 15 to 20cm under water, thousands of Sandhof lilies, an amaryllis plant, grow.

In the past week is was raining on the farm Sandhof, on Tuesday they had 8mm and on the 700 hectare vegetation-free clay pan, the very first greenery broke through the barren soil. Here, after good rain, thousands of so-called “Sandhof lilies” grow when water fills the pan up to 15 to 20cm. “Unfortunately, the water evaporated very quickly and we,...[more]

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Namibia2Go – Gondwana’s new all-inclusive Self-Drive Safaris


Experience Africa like nowhere else. Discover what makes Namibia so special, how it should be, easy, up close and unforgettable, with Namibia2Go. Gondwana Collection’s new and unbeatable self-drive safari packages for two. Namibia2Go will take you on a journey to Namibia’s greatest highlights, and through some of Africa’s most dramatic...[more]

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Namibian Economics to the Point – January 2017

The Ruacana Falls on the Kunene River.

2017 started with good rains throughout January in several regions of Namibia, bringing hope for the economy, particularly for the agricultural sector. Inflow into storage dams in the central areas around Windhoek has however remained low. Subdued economic growthNamibia’s economy had slowed significantly by December 2016, with a severe drought,...[more]

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Namibian Politics to the Point – January 2017

German Ambassador Christian Schlaga with Elvis Shiweda. (Photo: German Embassy, Windhoek)

The period from mid-December to mid-January in Namibia is the time for a summer retreat, and the political life mainly picked up after that. President Hage Geingob set the tone for 2017 in his New Year message. “Our single-minded resolution as Government is to re-dedicate ourselves to the full implementation of our goals and objectives, during...[more]

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NTB starts the New Year with a change to their personnel

Maureen Posthuma in January took up the position as Global Head of Marketing at the NTB headquarters in Windhoek. (Photo: NTB)

Namibia is becoming increasingly popular as a travel destination, especially for tourists from the European countries, particularly the German-speaking areas. The Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) in Frankfurt played a decisive role in this development. In January there has been a change in leadership. The former head of the NTB office in...[more]

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Passing the baton - Gondwana welcomes new Managing Director

Gondwana's MD in the past 21 years, Manni Goldbeck, passing the baton to the new MD, Gys Joubert.

“I am a passionate Namibian. I have a special love for my country, its environment and people.” Gondwana Collection Namibia’s new MD, Gys Joubert, uses these words to describe himself. Mr Joubert wants to direct this passion into the company in his role as MD, a position he filled on Monday 16 January.“In my eyes, Gondwana is a phenomenal brand in...[more]

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Finally there is rain! Facebook photo competition strikes interest

Winner photo by Sascha Tiemann.

At long last, early January was met with thick rain clouds that began to spread in some parts of Namibia and brought heavy precipitation with them. Gondwana spontaneously ran a Facebook competition for rain photos, which took place from 2 – 10 January 2017.The enthusiasm that met the lifesaving water was the competition. The competition reached up...[more]

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Petition against illegal fishing stirring big waves

Illegal fishing in Namibia is taking its final toll. Commercialization and exportation has placed immense pressure on the eco- and river systems, the local communities and tourism. This is stated through a video that was released on Friday morning (13/01) as part of an enlightenment campaign. Gondwana Collection Namibia is in full support of this...[more]

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