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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.

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Enjoy Namibia’s most popular destinations on this compact guided tour that incorporates visits to the Kalahari and Namib deserts – including the famed Sossusvlei dunes, the intriguing coastal town of Swakopmund, the Twyfelfontein rock engravings and Etosha National Park. more

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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.

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Small gecko – loud voice

Avatar of inke inke - 12. March 2019 - Environment

Carp’s barking gecko is endemic to Namibia and occurs only in the Namib Desert on the gavel plains north of the Kuiseb River to around Rocky Point. This nocturnal species is some six centimetres long and feeds on small insects.

Dirk Heinrich

Anyone who has spent an evening in the Namib Desert or in the Kalahari must have heard the loud call of a barking gecko, especially during the summer months. Most visitors think that a bird must be responsible for the repetitive keck-keck-keck-keck-keck sounds. But it is a gecko, about six centimetres long, which lives in a burrow of up to a metre with numerous tunnels and at least one escape exit.

Namibia is the only country with three types of barking geckos. Carp’s barking gecko (Ptenopus carpi), named after Dutch-born South African amateur naturalist, Bernhard Karp (1901 – 1966), and Koch’s barking gecko (Ptenopus kochi), named after the founder and first director of the Gobabeb Desert Research Station, Carl Koch (1904 in Vienna – 1970 in Windhoek), are endemic to Namibia. The common barking gecko (Ptenopus garrulus) is endemic to all of southern Africa and occurs in the arid areas of Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and a small part of southern Zimbabwe.

For more information about barking geckos please visit Namibia Outdoor

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