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...
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Near but far – have you been waiting in line in Namibia?

Waiting in line can be exasperating, but it is a universal experience for all of us, unless you live on your own little planet with your very own amenities. You could be waiting in a non-moving line at Home Affairs to finally receive that amended full birth...
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How to survive winter in Namibia

I was on my way to the Gondwana Canyon Park, when I realised, while gazing at the desert landscapes that Namibia has a lot to offer. Breath-taking landscapes, intriguing cultures and warm sunny days. But, all this sunshine and scorching heat makes us Namibians...
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Welcome to the Gondwana Blog

A collection of travelogues from all around Namibia…

Travel Tips

What’s up with your music, Namibia?

Who doesn’t love or enjoy quality music that has meaning to it? With beautiful memories of your brother dancing in the living room or the day you travelled in an old Volkswagen Kombi to Gobabis with a loose middle seat that made holding onto other seats rather...

17 travel meme-gifs telling you it’s time for a holiday in Namibia

We all have those days when our leave days have been marked down for a while and we have muttered a holiday plan to our family or friends a couple of times – a few friends seem to be interested in joining too. With so many choices for accommodation and activities in...

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,...

Ecology & Nature
Five things you can learn from animals in Namibia

Five things you can learn from animals in Namibia

We all have fused common desires – to be heard, to be appreciated, to be encouraged, to be challenged and to make a meaningful contribution to something greater than ourselves. – It is no wonder we are charmed by animals and appreciate game drives. Hence, I admire...

People & Culture
What is your favourite local cuisine in Namibia?

What is your favourite local cuisine in Namibia?

Do you also have that favourite culinary television programme you cannot get enough of, like Food Network’s Siba’s Table? After watching an episode, I often make my way to the kitchen and glance through the kitchen cupboards for ingredients to replicate the Asian...

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
Near but far – have you been waiting in line in Namibia?

Near but far – have you been waiting in line in Namibia?

Waiting in line can be exasperating, but it is a universal experience for all of us, unless you live on your own little planet with your very own amenities. You could be waiting in a non-moving line at Home Affairs to finally receive that amended full birth...

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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