Benefits of using Marula oil from Namibia

I grew up in Ongha Village in Ohangwena, one of the northern regions of Namibia. Marula trees or Sclerocaya birrea are very common here and local people have become creative to financially provide for themselves by selling Marula fruits or kernel oil. – Marula is an...
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Top 8 photo locations in Namibia

Who doesn’t love and appreciate a quality photo, which tells a unique story without words? – The kind of photo that brings out unexpected emotions, that leaves one intrigued and imagining what it would feel like to be in that moment, on the back of a camel,...
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Will you be driving in Namibia soon?

One of the best ways to see this soulful, spacious and rugged country is definitely by car. Namibia does have a good road network of tarred roads (some of which are currently being revamped) to popular tourist destinations. In the more remote areas gravel roads will...
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Welcome to the Gondwana Blog

A collection of travelogues from all around Namibia…

Travel Tips

Travelling to Namibia – but when?

Namibia travel tips: When is the best time to travel to this African country? Essentially, Namibia is a great travel destination all year round, with different appeals for each season. With roughly 300 days of sun, you can expect a sunny travel experience all year...

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
People & Culture
When will the Windhoek City Market start again – in Namibia?

When will the Windhoek City Market start again – in Namibia?

Moving back to Windhoek after studying in Cape Town, the one thing I was apprehensive about was how I would long for my Saturday mornings at the farmer’s market. One of my best friends, Mewawa, mentioned the Windhoek City Market. I decided to try it out the very next...

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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