The song of the Zambezi – Life in the “no wake zone”

“Surrender to the flow of the River of Life, yet do not float down the river like a leaf or a log. While neither attempting to resist life nor to hurry it, become the rudder and use your energy to correct your course to avoid the whirlpools and undertow.” –...

A secluded hide in Namibia for Gondwana guests

Etosha King Nehale, the newest lodge addition to Gondwana Collection Namibia, opened its doors on the 10th June 2020. Creating a gateway and an easier access to the regions of the north, this lodge is situated in the King Nehale Conservancy, attracting many guests...

The Ultimate Namibia Itinerary: Top Things to do in Namibia

Located in the Southern Africa is Namibia, a land of extremes. It has the largest population of cheetahs on the planet, the highest sand dunes, and the oldest desert. It is one of the least densely populated places on the planet and over half of the country is under...

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The Ultimate Namibia Itinerary: Top Things to do in Namibia

The Ultimate Namibia Itinerary: Top Things to do in Namibia

Located in the Southern Africa is Namibia, a land of extremes. It has the largest population of cheetahs on the planet, the highest sand dunes, and the oldest desert. It is one of the least densely populated places on the planet and over half of the country is under...

What to expect when booking a Camping2Go getaway in Namibia

What to expect when booking a Camping2Go getaway in Namibia

It’s not really camping, but it is definitely more adventurous than staying in a lodge, in a comfortable way. In an exciting way, this form of camping, or glamping if you like, spares a traveler a whole lot of packing (and unpacking) time and energy. Each tent...

Counting shooting stars at Namib Dune Star Camp

Counting shooting stars at Namib Dune Star Camp

I woke up from one of the deepest slumbers that adulthood has gifted me in the longest time. In the moment of first consciousness, eyes still closed, I recognised that something was different. Then I opened my eyes to the most spectacular colours in the sky with my...

Ecology & Nature
How to photograph Namibia’s endemic Dune Lark

How to photograph Namibia’s endemic Dune Lark

The desert-adapted Dune Lark is Namibia’s only endemic* bird. It does not drink water and feeds on seeds and insects in the desert. This little dune runner’s distribution range is entirely within the Namib Sand Sea, from the Kuiseb River in the north to the Koichab...

People & Culture
An unprecedented meeting of worlds: Etosha and Owambo in Namibia

An unprecedented meeting of worlds: Etosha and Owambo in Namibia

Annelien Murray Gondwana Collection Namibia has recently added Etosha King Nehale to their repertoire of lodges. This destination combines two much sought-after tourism experiences in an unprecedented meeting of worlds: culture and wildlife. It is the place where...

Stories & History
Delightful Swakopmund

Delightful Swakopmund

Most Namibian journeys lead to the coast where the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean kisses the windswept dunes of the Namib Desert. It is a magnificent sight to behold for those who have the privilege to disembark here. Namibia might surprise you with its historic richness,...

Miscellaneous
The song of the Zambezi – Life in the “no wake zone”

The song of the Zambezi – Life in the “no wake zone”

“Surrender to the flow of the River of Life, yet do not float down the river like a leaf or a log. While neither attempting to resist life nor to hurry it, become the rudder and use your energy to correct your course to avoid the whirlpools and undertow.” – Jonathan...

Gondwana Collection

A secluded hide in Namibia for Gondwana guests

Etosha King Nehale, the newest lodge addition to Gondwana Collection Namibia, opened its doors on the 10th June 2020. Creating a gateway and an easier access to the regions of the north, this lodge is situated in the King Nehale Conservancy, attracting many guests...

An unprecedented meeting of worlds: Etosha and Owambo in Namibia

Annelien Murray Gondwana Collection Namibia has recently added Etosha King Nehale to their repertoire of lodges. This destination combines two much sought-after tourism experiences in an unprecedented meeting of worlds: culture and wildlife. It is the place where...

Counting shooting stars at Namib Dune Star Camp

I woke up from one of the deepest slumbers that adulthood has gifted me in the longest time. In the moment of first consciousness, eyes still closed, I recognised that something was different. Then I opened my eyes to the most spectacular colours in the sky with my...