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.

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Maybe you are thinking of setting off on an adventure to Namibia and here’s why you should not change your mind and why it will be great for your soul…

  1. Discover a connection with others

As you explore the villages close to the Namushasha River Lodge and conversations unfold with locals or those you are travelling with. Slowly you fall into yourself as others are often mirrors of yourself with shared experiences, and that creates a sense of connectedness. It could also be the little intangible details, like the warmth exuded by a welcoming smile as staff at a lodge carefully cater to a request and instantly you feel at home.

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  1. It reminds you to live in the NOW

It can certainly be easy to get wrapped up in the everyday life and forget that there’s a whole world out there.  Not too far from the Eagle’s Nest Chalets a sight of the wild horses manoeuvring swiftly, instantly inspires a sense of freedom and serenity, as you untangle the fatigue that may weigh heavily over your shoulders and simultaneously nip in some fresh air only to make you feel just a little lighter.

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  1. Shifts your perspective

You will most probably be living outside of your comfort zone for a few days or weeks. The roads could be different or driving on the other side could hinder you for a while or perhaps it is warmer than where you are from and the Wi-Fi connection managed to humble you. Well, these experiences should allow you to delight in the colourful natural surroundings rather than being irritable.

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Or perhaps seeing how Namibians live could challenge your sentiments on that which is ultimately significant.

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  1. Enhances Creativity

Namibia is a creative being’s haven, filled with inspiration from the ghost town of Kolmanskop near the port of Lüderitz,

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to the clear skies and spaciousness flanked strikingly amongst destinations

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to the soft velvety desert, and not forgetting the show stars put on during the summer evenings. Surely now, this serves as a good excuse to finally finish writing that novel or research paper you had been procrastinating for months.

If you are in need of a little inspiration, go ahead and book your stay with Gondwana Lodges coupled with a Namibia2Go vehicle to allow the unique facets of Namibia to touch your soul.

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Why is travelling to Namibia good for your soul? If you have visited before, what are some experiences that have touched you? Share with us in the comment section below.

Author –  I’m Nela, from Windhoek Namibia but born in a small village called Omatunda in northern Namibia. I am passionate about writing, research and photography, as it helps me gain knowledge about people and my country.