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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A collection of travelogues from all around Namibia…

Travel Tips

How to sound more Namibian

“Do you know what a foreign accent is? It's a sign of bravery.” – Amy Chua Blending into the local culture while travelling out of your home country has become an integral part of the global jetsetter culture.Travelling is no longer exclusively about sightseeing, but...

Explore Four African Countries in One Easy Road Trip

No signpost indicates the exact spot, but in northern Botswana near a place named Kazungula, four countries meet at the convergence of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers. This is the African Quadripoint, where Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia and Botswana all flow into one border....

The beautiful exchange of giving back while exploring Namibia

Picture … soothing sounds of the Kwando River with a backdrop of a balmy sunrise pleasantly skulking in from the balcony of the Namushasha River Villa, while you appreciate your morning coffee and wait in anticipation for a private guided game drive in the Bwabwata...

Ecology & Nature
People & Culture
Reasons why people from Namibia are awesome

Reasons why people from Namibia are awesome

To me, the most amazing thing about Namibia is the people. They are simultaneously warm and friendly, and oftentimes a handful too, just as in any other family or community. Hence, the awe-inspiring landscapes, clear skies and starry nights of Namibia are incomplete...

Stories & History
Namibia’s forgotten artist turns ninety: Ruth Wolter-Stijn

Namibia’s forgotten artist turns ninety: Ruth Wolter-Stijn

Many years ago, while I was rummaging through some old magazines from the 60s, I came across an article about famous woodcarver Ruth Wolter, who lived on a farm in the Omaheke, bordering the Kalahari Desert. Her 26 panels of woodcarvings still grace the top floor of...

Miscellaneous
What are some benefits of travelling to Namibia?

What are some benefits of travelling to Namibia?

So, when was the last time you dusted off that suitcase to fill it with special travel essentials, switched off your digital gadgets, or pushed pause on your routine to go away to an unfamiliar destination? Think about it … if it has been a while then Namibia possibly...

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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