Is the Makalani Palm tree in Namibia really that useful?

Gracefully and majestically, a host of Makalani Palm trees or Hyphaene petersiana stand tall – close enough for you to appreciate them from the road and far enough to not drive into. Noticeable when journeying to the O-regions, from Onankali to Ondangwa, to shop for...
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Have you experienced the beautiful game in Namibia?

A few years ago I was, in what felt like, the middle of nowhere, on a road between Tam Tam and Rundu, on my way to Hakusembe River Lodge. It had been the first time I had been in this area, but the beautiful picture of the day coming to an end, the cattle lazily...
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Have you hopped into a taxi in Namibia?

Some days we love them, especially on those when you’re dropped off first. On other days we detest them for making use of the busiest route while we’re in a rush! – Either way, we do need them. With their alphabetical and numeric numbering on the rear windscreen,...
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A collection of travelogues from all around Namibia…

Travel Tips

Have you hopped into a taxi in Namibia?

Some days we love them, especially on those when you’re dropped off first. On other days we detest them for making use of the busiest route while we’re in a rush! – Either way, we do need them. With their alphabetical and numeric numbering on the rear windscreen,...

Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spend their honeymoon in Namibia?

In a couple of weeks, on 19 May, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married at Windsor Castle in the St George’s Chapel. – I am particularly excited to see the exquisite style of Meghan’s wedding dress, and whether Barack and Michelle Obama will be waltzing into...

Where to eat on Independence Avenue in Namibia

Have you also taken to drooling over Jamie Oliver’s 30-minute meal recipes or Nigella Lawson’s take on a sticky toffee pudding instead of actually eating your homemade bolognaise desk lunch, which is two days old, because you’d like to save a little? – You are not...

Ecology & Nature
Is the Makalani Palm tree in Namibia really that useful?

Is the Makalani Palm tree in Namibia really that useful?

Gracefully and majestically, a host of Makalani Palm trees or Hyphaene petersiana stand tall – close enough for you to appreciate them from the road and far enough to not drive into. Noticeable when journeying to the O-regions, from Onankali to Ondangwa, to shop for...

People & Culture
Have you experienced the beautiful game in Namibia?

Have you experienced the beautiful game in Namibia?

A few years ago I was, in what felt like, the middle of nowhere, on a road between Tam Tam and Rundu, on my way to Hakusembe River Lodge. It had been the first time I had been in this area, but the beautiful picture of the day coming to an end, the cattle lazily...

Stories & History
The pebble-collectors: Finding inspiration on Namibia’s stony floor

The pebble-collectors: Finding inspiration on Namibia’s stony floor

Did you know there is a pebble-collector in each of us? And yes, you are also one! Someone who, when away from the trappings of civilisation, looks down and around at Namibia’s extraordinary world of rock, and is dazzled. Namibia is an open history book of geology and...

Miscellaneous
Have you experienced the bliss of rain in Namibia?

Have you experienced the bliss of rain in Namibia?

Rain in Namibia is something special. When the heavens finally open and rain falls to the earth, Namibian spirits instantly lift. When the first drops finally fall, we shift from a gloomy hot summer day’s mood to absolute ecstasy. I will always remember holidays on...

Gondwana Collection

Have you experienced the bliss of rain in Namibia?

Rain in Namibia is something special. When the heavens finally open and rain falls to the earth, Namibian spirits instantly lift. When the first drops finally fall, we shift from a gloomy hot summer day’s mood to absolute ecstasy. I will always remember holidays on...
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Have you been to Chobe River Camp in Namibia?

As I enjoyed my morning coffee on the Chobe River Camp’s deck, distantly I could see the Chobe National Park with its open field and herds of zebras and cows roaming freely in search of their daily nourishment. Mornings here were my favourite, cool, quiet, sounds of...
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Why you should visit the Kalahari Farmhouse

Working for Gondwana definitely has its perks, and sitting on my own little terrace in front of my room with a refreshing drink in hand… it is obvious that life cannot get much better than this. In the past week, my work took me to The Kalahari Farmhouse. A small...
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