What essential things do I need to know before travelling to Namibia?

If you’re reading this you must be planning your holiday to Namibia and of course you should continue reading… You may have gone through the process of planning a holiday somewhere new and it can often be nerve-wracking. You’re going to this new place, where...

A tale of Ddi-xerreten, a lioness and children in Namibia

The lioness had grown old and frail and could no longer do any of the hard work she needed to do each day. She went out and gathered all the children from the community in order for them to work and take care of her. Ddi-xerreten visited the lioness’ home and he...

Off the beaten track in Namibia

As a serial blogger/travel writer (with Namibia as my first love), I recently read an article entitled "travel writing clichés to avoid". I agree – there is no way that Santorini’s beaches, for instance, can be pristine any longer. That ship has sailed long ago…...

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What essential things do I need to know before travelling to Namibia?

What essential things do I need to know before travelling to Namibia?

If you’re reading this you must be planning your holiday to Namibia and of course you should continue reading… You may have gone through the process of planning a holiday somewhere new and it can often be nerve-wracking. You’re going to this new place, where people...

What does travelling green look like in Namibia?

What does travelling green look like in Namibia?

‘Travelling green’, I am sure you have heard of this term numerous times. Does this refer to camping, using a tent, preparing meals by use of solar energy, etc.? Well, it is the small acts you and I take on during our quest to unearth this world’s every corner. Here...

What things can I do this spring in Namibia?

What things can I do this spring in Namibia?

Namibia is known for its weather leaping straight from winter to summer. Spring, on the other hand is subtly acknowledged. However, this year has been quite different, as winter does not want to let go. Anyway it is spring and you can slowly pack away the cosy plush...

Ecology & Nature
Ten fun facts about the African jacana in Namibia

Ten fun facts about the African jacana in Namibia

My first encounter with an African jacana was in the Namib Desert – a rare, unthinkable place for these waders to occur, since they usually inhabit freshwater wetlands. Baby Jac, as I named the juvenile, must have been blown into the desert by the extreme winds that...

People & Culture
What essential things do I need to know before travelling to Namibia?

What essential things do I need to know before travelling to Namibia?

If you’re reading this you must be planning your holiday to Namibia and of course you should continue reading… You may have gone through the process of planning a holiday somewhere new and it can often be nerve-wracking. You’re going to this new place, where people...

Stories & History
A tale of Ddi-xerreten, a lioness and children in Namibia

A tale of Ddi-xerreten, a lioness and children in Namibia

The lioness had grown old and frail and could no longer do any of the hard work she needed to do each day. She went out and gathered all the children from the community in order for them to work and take care of her. Ddi-xerreten visited the lioness’ home and he saw...

Miscellaneous
Nature’s whisper inspires architecture in the Namib

Nature’s whisper inspires architecture in the Namib

On the 1st April 2019, a spaceship landed on a rocky outcrop in Gondwana Namib Park. But it was the 1st of April. So, no aliens nor spaceships were found… In fact, it was the near-finished construction site of the Desert Whisper – Gondwana’s remote retreat for two...

Gondwana Collection

Off the beaten track in Namibia

As a serial blogger/travel writer (with Namibia as my first love), I recently read an article entitled "travel writing clichés to avoid". I agree – there is no way that Santorini’s beaches, for instance, can be pristine any longer. That ship has sailed long ago…...

What does travelling green look like in Namibia?

‘Travelling green’, I am sure you have heard of this term numerous times. Does this refer to camping, using a tent, preparing meals by use of solar energy, etc.? Well, it is the small acts you and I take on during our quest to unearth this world’s every corner....

What things can I do this spring in Namibia?

Namibia is known for its weather leaping straight from winter to summer. Spring, on the other hand is subtly acknowledged. However, this year has been quite different, as winter does not want to let go. Anyway it is spring and you can slowly pack away the cosy plush...