Do you know about the Livingstone Museum in Namibia?

Secreted in the Zambezi region, on the outskirts of the water-rich channels of Nkasa Rupara National Park, the little museum became visible amidst the marula trees: a 4x4 metre thatch-roofed building commemorating the great explorer and advocate for the abolishment of...
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Have you ever played Owela in Namibia?

In my family, holidays were Owela time! Two days after school closed my brothers and I would be on our way to Ongha Village. We used my parents’ trusted mode of transportation, Ondobe Liner, an Iveco minibus driven by my uncle Richard. On the way we saw homesteads...
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Why the Oktoberfest in Namibia is a must!

When I meet up with Nela, our colleague Koney and a few of my buddies at the Windhoek Oktoberfest on Saturday, people, dressed in traditional German dress already crowd the SKW-sports grounds around the yellow and white beer tent. My friend Björn asks “Are you ready?”...
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Welcome to the Gondwana Blog

A collection of travelogues from all around Namibia…

Travel Tips

Have you tasted Eembe in Namibia?

When making your way to Hakusembe River Lodge via the Ohangwena Region, you will come across Bird Plum trees as they are abundant to this region. Also found in southern Angola and Botswana, scientifically, the tree is known as Berchermia discolourand. It produces a...

Have you ever seen a Monkey Orange Fruit in Namibia?

To be honest for a few Namibians (including myself) the monkey orange is known as the ‘Kavango Lemon’. It is one of the most delicious wild fruits grown in Namibia. When it is ripe, it contains a bright orange colour with a hard exterior. Whereas, on the inside one...

Ecology & Nature
Have you ever seen a Sociable Weaver nest in Namibia?

Have you ever seen a Sociable Weaver nest in Namibia?

One would ask why the name "Sociable Weaver" for a bird. It’s because they have a character that is compassionate and social. They are self-made engineers, building the biggest bird nests that house various birds for years.These nests are a form of legacy, as they...

People & Culture
Have you ever played Owela in Namibia?

Have you ever played Owela in Namibia?

In my family, holidays were Owela time! Two days after school closed my brothers and I would be on our way to Ongha Village. We used my parents’ trusted mode of transportation, Ondobe Liner, an Iveco minibus driven by my uncle Richard. On the way we saw homesteads...

Stories & History
Do you know about the Livingstone Museum in Namibia?

Do you know about the Livingstone Museum in Namibia?

Secreted in the Zambezi region, on the outskirts of the water-rich channels of Nkasa Rupara National Park, the little museum became visible amidst the marula trees: a 4x4 metre thatch-roofed building commemorating the great explorer and advocate for the abolishment of...

Miscellaneous
Did you know travelling to Namibia will improve your health?

Did you know travelling to Namibia will improve your health?

We all like to dream of travelling to far off places. We see a photograph, or hear a story and the planning starts. Although, sometimes the planning doesn’t materialize. What if I told you there are legitimate health benefits to travelling? I kid you not. Travelling...

Gondwana Collection

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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101 sunsets with Gondwana  

In Namibia, clear skies and delicious warm evenings have inspired an important tradition – and celebration of life – sundowners! As part of their 20th anniversary celebrations, the Gondwana Collection held a ‘101 Sunset Competition’, inviting the public to share their...
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