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Where the Namib Desert stretches languidly from the Atlantic Ocean and wild land extends into infinity, dreams become real. At this place where fantasy meets reality, you'll find the Gondwana Collection safely positioned.

Take our outstretched hand and let us introduce you to our extraordinary country, Namibia. From the massive chasms of the Fish River Canyon, the fossilised dunes of the Namib Desert and the red sands of the Kalahari Desert to the waterways of the Kavango and Zambezi, there are countless marvels to behold. Explore this awe-inspiring wilderness from the warmth of our lodges, created with conservation cognizance and ample character. And return to relax after an exciting day of discovery.

This is the Gondwana feeling: Namibia with heart and soul.

Come and stay with us, experience Namibia.

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Namibia 2 Go

Experience Africa like nowhere else. Discover what makes Namibia so special and as it should be, with Namibia2Go. Easy. Up close. Unforgettable. Explore Namibia your way with Gondwana Collection's new unbeatable self-drive safari package for two. Includes accommodation, 4x4 vehicle and a detailed on route map guide.

Go Big

Discover Namibia’s main attractions.

This package offers a four-wheel drive vehicle and a twelve day trip through the beautiful Namibian landscapes. Starting from Windhoek you will head south, into the Kalahari where your first night will be spent enjoying the sunset at the Kalahari Anib Lodge.

 

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Go Active

Enjoy an active Namibian adventure.

Have an active adventure in Namibia with this ten day trip. See a new side of Namibia that includes a wide variety of activities. All from the comfort of a four-wheel drive vehicle that is included in the package. Starting in Windhoek you head west towards the coastal town of Swakopmund.

 

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Go Wild

Track Namibia's awesome wildlife.

This self drive safari includes a four-wheel drive vehicle and stopovers at all major wildlife-viewing sites. Starting from Windhoek you will head towards the famous Etosha National Park, where 3 nights will be enjoyed at the unique Etosha Safari Camp.

 

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Go Epic

Experience Namibia's famed locations.

Take ten days to discover Namibia in an Epic way. This self drive safari - which includes a four-wheel drive vehicle - will take you to the famous Namibian locations that will make you long for the vast open spaces long after you return home. Starting in Windhoek you will head south to the Kalahari Desert.

 

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Rarely seen Risso´s dolphin saved in Lüderitz

Avatar of inke inke 30. March 2017 - Environment

On Tuesday this week (28th March 2017), just after lunch, Dr Jean Paul Roux - Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources’ marine biologist - was informed that a stranded dolphin had been spotted in Lüderitz harbour. Dr Roux was surprised to find a Risso´s dolphin (Grampus griseus) stranded in the shallow water. Risso’s is a species which is very rare to Namibian waters. In his 31 years as a researcher at the Ministry of Fisheries Dr Roux has only once seen some Risso´s dolphins off the Namibian coast in deep water and has only twice received reports of sightings from skippers. These large dolphins are very seldom seen on the western coast of Africa but occur worldwide in all deep water close to land.

With the help of Quintin September, Roux examined and measured the three-metre-long marine mammal and tried to get it into deeper water. Every time the dolphin was afloat it stranded itself again. “I don´t think the animal was sick, it appeared healthy and strong but always turned back to the beach. We do not know why dolphins and whales often turn back and beach themselves when humans try to help them,” the researcher said. 

When all efforts to push the animal to safety in deep water failed, Oliver and Heiko Metzger came to the rescue with their small motorboat. The large dolphin – the largest marine mammal in this family – was manoeuvred into a type of stretcher, held on one side of the boat and slowly taken to the middle of the harbour. After a short while the dolphin freed himself and swam back to shore to beach itself at a different spot. It was only on the third attempt at around 17.30 yesterday that the marine mammal headed into deeper water. At that time some Heaviside’s dolphins were in the bay. The researcher and his helpers are visiting the different beaches and lagoons around the harbour town to make sure that the Risso´s dolphin has made it out into the open water.

In the past Dr Jean Paul Roux, with the help of numerous volunteers, has saved a number of dolphins and whales around Lüderitz. Some of the species were very rare, but never before has there been a Risso´s dolphin, which can reach a weight of 300 to 500 kilograms. 

Dirk Heinrich

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