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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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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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The Mbunza Living Museum - Take a trip into the Kavango with the Mbunza!

Avatar of inke inke - 22. June 2017 - Culture, Tourism

 

A short walk – or drive – from Hakusembe River Lodge on the Okavango River takes you to a museum with a difference. The Mbunza Living Museum is an outdoor arena where visitors have a chance to learn about the fascinating traditions of the Mbunza, one of the five Kavango groups. 

Watch the Mbunza craft clay cattle, carve wato (dugout canoes), make rope from the Sansevieria plant, weave baskets and mats, pound mahangu (millet), crack Mangetti nuts (you can even have a taste!) and play wera in the sand. And, if that’s not enough to keep you occupied on the one-and-a-half-hour programme, they also share their bush medicine with you and show you their blacksmithing skills. Then, it’s the time for the river, the centre and livelihood of this river people, where you can take a short boat trip on the water and watch the women fishing with traditional woven cone-shaped traps. The programme ends with lively singing and dancing to rhythmic drumbeat.

You may just learn a few things with the Mbunza, such as: if a man is unable to weave a sleeping mat for his wife, his in-laws can send him packing and that a mixture of ground lucky beans and elephant dung masks your smell from predators like lion.

And, if you’re wondering about a ‘living museum’ then wonder no more. The concept was developed by the Living Culture Foundation Namibia (LCFN), which was established in 2006. The living museums provide the opportunity for several of Namibia’s indigenous cultural groups to earn an income, while reinforcing cultural values and educating the young. On the flipside, for the lucky traveller, it’s an opportunity to be introduced to age-old customs.

There are six living museums to date: the Living Museum of the Ju/’Hoansi-San at Grashoek (on the C44 to Tsumkwe); the Living Museum of the Mbunza, 14km west of Rundu (on the B10 towards Nkurenkuru); the Living Museum of the Mafwe - reached from the D3502 turn-off at Kongola; the Living Museum of the Damara near Twyfelfontein; the Little Hunter’s Museum, on the outskirts of Tsumkwe, which offers a three-day programme in the Nyae Nyae conservancy where traditional hunting is still allowed; and, the newest of them all, the Living Museum of the Ovahimba near Opuwo.

Don’t miss this vibrant introduction to the Kavango!

Ron Swilling

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