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Namibia with Heart and Soul: Take our hand and let us introduce you to this awe-inspiring country. Come and stay with us, experience Namibia.

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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 Road Map 2018/19

Anyone touring Namibia should definitely take our road map along. It is available from Gondwana free of charge, or as pdf download. This map features fascinating experiences plus recommended accommodation. At the same time it is an ordinary road map with all the essential information of the official Namibia road map by Prof. Uwe Jäschke and the Roads Authority of Namibia.

The Desert Grace - Opening November 2018!

Treat yourself to desert elegance and an extra touch of grace! Graceful spaces and gracious hospitality imbue this modern lodge with its elegance of yesteryear, spirited character and refreshingly stylish interior. Sip on a pink gin while appreciating the expansive desert scenery from one of the 24 bungalows, each with its own plunge pool. Book now!

Self Drive Safari Packages - Expecially4You

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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Sharing is caring – Gondwana launches welfare initiatives

Avatar of inke inke - 31. May 2017 - Gondwana Collection

 

The Gondwana Care Trust and Meal for Two (in partnership with Bank Windhoek) are the latest corporate social responsibility initiatives introduced by The Gondwana Collection to the media today (31 May 2017) at the Namibia Tourism Expo in Windhoek. Gondwana and Bank Windhoek also launched their Faces of Namibia campaign that aims to celebrate the stories and impressions that Namibians hold dear. 


Gondwana Care Trust – Sharing our hearts

Gondwana lodges are run as tight-knit groups with close connections to their surrounding communities. This makes our commitment to social responsibility and community support fundamental to the way our company is run as we have always strived to make a positive difference to our environment and communities. With the eager involvement of the “Gondwana Memes & Tates”, a group of dedicated men and women, we have supported many worthy initiatives over the years. 

Encouraged by the success of these, we have formalized this important focus by establishing the Gondwana Care Trust - a dedicated Corporate Social Initiative (CSI) fund. This new and formal operation will be responsible for the management of all CSI initiatives Gondwana is engaged in. The Gondwana Care Trust currently supports more than 20 projects across Namibia. Our efforts include; donation of food, clothing, bedding, educational products for schools, and support of important environmental causes, like the Wild Horses Foundation. 

By establishing the Trust, we hope to increase public awareness of these projects and to provide a channel for other like-minded people and businesses to get involved and enhance the good we are able to do. If you are interested, please contact us.

In connection with the Gondwana Care Trust we have more good news. From now on, the Trust will cover the N$40.00 contribution, previously paid by each guest to the Local Family School and Conservation Fund at the Chobe River Camp (former Camp Chobe).

Meal for Two – Sharing the plight of hunger 

Many Namibians end their days on empty stomachs. The Gondwana Collection and Bank Windhoek aims to reduce the number of people for whom this is a daily reality. 

The principle of Meal for Two has already been in action for some time now. Through Gondwana’s Self Sufficiency Centre – a working farm in Stampriet that produces 80% of food consumed at our lodges – we provide ongoing support to many feeding schemes with meat and vegetable donations.  

Our intention is to expand on this annual food donation through the creation of the MEAL FOR TWO project in partnership with Bank Windhoek. What this will mean is that every time a guest enjoys a meal at one of our lodges, an additional meal will be provided to someone in need. In this way by simply staying at a Gondwana Lodge, guests will be helping to improve the life of an underprivileged Namibian. Bank Windhoek will be providing a generous donation to the cause, allowing us to make this promise a reality. 

By formalizing this project, we aim to also put in place additional opportunities for guests and local Namibians to contribute to the reduction of hunger in Namibia. 

Faces of Namibia – Sharing Namibian stories

Every face has a story to tell – and we want to hear yours. 

Namibia is a special country and so are its people. So this year in partnership with Bank Windhoek, we’ve decided to celebrate our country and its people by inviting Namibians to share their personal stories about the things, places, people or just memorable moments (whether funny or sad) that have meant something special to them. Whether about someone in your life, what makes a Namibian sunset special, or even the strength of a quiver tree, whatever has or continues to touch you in some way, we would like to hear about and inspire others with.  

Share your stories with us and stand a chance to win N$10 000.00! Stories may not exceed a maximum of 1000 words, but there is no minimum word requirement. All stories will be published with a picture of the story teller. 

Terms and Conditions can be viewed on the Gondwana and Bank Windhoek Websites and stories submitted at competition(at)gondwana-collection.com.

The competition runs from 1 June 2017 until 31 July, and winners will be announced at the end of August.

Don’t miss Gondwana’s exhibition at this year’s Tourism Expo. Our Heart & Soul Market at the Gondwana Hall supports local craftsmen and women to sell their authentic Namibian products. Furthermore, we give our partner organisations in social responsibility the opportunity to promote their various causes.

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