Why Chobe River Camp is the ultimate reading/writing retreat in Namibia

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. - John Muir After a recent visit to Chobe River Camp, my fellow travellers and I are convinced that this is the ultimate reading/writing retreat in Namibia.Clasped in the tranquillity of nature, I felt...
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Things to keep in mind when visiting Etosha National Park in Namibia?

The name ‘Etosha’ means the ‘Great White Place’ or ‘Place of Emptiness’, which so aptly describes this vast salt pan that covers an area of 4760 square kilometres and was declared a game reserve in 1907. Etosha is appreciated by many, explored by many and of course...
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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...
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Things to keep in mind when visiting Etosha National Park in Namibia?

The name ‘Etosha’ means the ‘Great White Place’ or ‘Place of Emptiness’, which so aptly describes this vast salt pan that covers an area of 4760 square kilometres and was declared a game reserve in 1907. Etosha is appreciated by many, explored by many and of course...

5 reasons to visit the Zambezi Region in Namibia

The Zambezi Region in Namibia’s north-eastern corner is the greenest part of the country. It owes its unusual shape on the map to the Helgoland–Zanzibar Treaty, according to which the then Caprivi Region was declared German territory. The Germans planned to gain...

10 Things to keep in mind when camping in Namibia

Self-drive or guided safari tours are an adventure-filled way to see Namibia, and there’s an excellent choice of affordable campsites in incredibly scenic locations from Sossusvlei to Spitzkoppe. Seeing the deserts, dunes and mountains, sleeping under twinkling stars,...

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
Do you know about this gorgeous jewellery from Namibia?

Do you know about this gorgeous jewellery from Namibia?

The onyoka is a unique piece of jewellery made from mussel shells and it is often seen decked stunningly around most aawambo women’s necklines during joyous occasions or even as they run errands in northern Namibia. This necklace is worn to perfectly match their...

Stories & History
Do you remember playing carrom or finger board in Namibia?

Do you remember playing carrom or finger board in Namibia?

Some would refer to it as finger board, but as for my brothers and I, it was simply carrom board. Recently, as my Dad and I were in search for our stored winter items in the garage I stumbled upon a few pieces of this game and instantly reminisced about the many great...

Miscellaneous
What makes Damaraland in Namibia worth a visit?

What makes Damaraland in Namibia worth a visit?

The endless stretches of mopane trees charmingly blanket the eastern part of Damaraland as you traverse from Outjo towards Khorixas. Exquisite, yet dramatic tabletop mountains and massive granite outcrops and boulders will mesmerise you. You will pass donkey carts...

Gondwana Collection

Why Chobe River Camp is the ultimate reading/writing retreat in Namibia

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. - John Muir After a recent visit to Chobe River Camp, my fellow travellers and I are convinced that this is the ultimate reading/writing retreat in Namibia.Clasped in the tranquillity of nature, I felt...
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Activities to enjoy at Gondwana’s Namib Desert Collection

The velvety Namib Desert embraced by flora and fauna,coupled with matchless antiquity,is what lures most visitors to Namibia. While you are here, I hope you stay at one of our Namib Desert Collection establishments for a Namib Experience, as they are set close to the...
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4 Reasons why travelling to Namibia is good for your soul

Traveling influences our lives in unique and positive ways. Whether it’s an around-the-world adventure or an occasional weekend away to experience the beautiful corners of Namibia, it absolutely is a vital part of reviving our souls. Maybe you are thinking of setting...
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