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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.

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Namibia2Go Car Rental

Experience Africa like never before. Explore Namibia your way with our well-maintained and fully inclusive rental vehicles. Easy. Hassle free. Unforgettable.

We offer a comprehensive travel service including car rental, accommodation, safaris and self-drive itineraries and day trips. Interested?

Boxed2Go Self-Drive Safaris

Let us spoil you with Gondwana Collection’s exceptional self-drive safari packages including accommodation, vehicle and a detailed route map guide. Make use of our comprehensive travel services to book an unforgettable safari. Discover the spectacular secrets Namibia holds. more

GO EPIC - Experience Namibia’s famed locations (11 days)
GO BIG - Discover Namibia's main attractions (13 days)
GO WILD - Track Namibia's awesome wildlife (12 days)

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10-Day Namibian Highlights Tour
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

3 Day / 2 Night – Sossusvlei Safari Shuttle
Exciting adventures await those who partake in this exhilarating safari to Sossusvlei, one of the most spectacular sites in the world. The magnificent star dunes are a photographer’s dream and the spectacular landscape will leave memories to last a lifetime. more

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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Taking pictures of grey giants

Avatar of inke inke - 16. April 2019 - Discover Namibia

Pentax K5 | 300mm f5 1/1250s iso800 | The young bull is the last of his group to cross the water. In a boat we quietly glided past the spot where he got out. When he staged a brief mock attack I was able to take some photos and later chose the picture with the ears extended, on which he looks the most impressive. (Photo: Lambert Heil)

Lambert Heil

Elephants epitomise Africa. They are huge, quiet, loving, powerful and gentle. Tourists love to see them in the wild. With a shoulder height of up to four metres they are usually easy to spot, and since they move without haste you can take your time watching them.  

Their distinctive behavioural patterns and family structures are easy to recognize. They seem similar to our qualities. Therefore, we feel empathy for elephants. This is reinforced by their relaxed manner as they approach slowly, moving from tree to tree, feeding on young shoots or pods. But it might also happen that you find yourself catching your breath when an elephant passes your vehicle just a trunk’s length away expressing his unease by vigorously shaking his head.

When I first encountered elephants I was totally in awe and so inspired by the exciting experience that I just kept snapping away – as many travellers do. Back home I was disappointed; the pictures didn’t seem to speak to me. By now I know the qualities that an elephant picture should have.

If you are interested how you can take an appealing picture an elephant, please have a look on Namibia Outdoor

Pentax K1 | 310mm f5.6 1/8000s iso200 | Like a black shadow the silhouettes break the light reflecting off the water. Thanks to my elevated position I was able to take a picture of the elephants in front of the glittering waterhole. Sometimes the position cannot be changed and one has to make the best of it. (Photo: Lambert Heil)
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