7 reasons why millennials should visit Namibia

Who are these millennials? That would be my peers and I, referred to as the du jour-generation or generation-Y. We have the desire to travel more and to save up for whirlwind trips around the world. Some of us live by the YOLO (you only live once) or Hashtag Goal...
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Kalahari Farmhouse: a relaxing oasis in the Kalahari, Namibia

You know the feeling when you smell the yeasty aroma of freshly baked bread then bite into it to discover the taste is even more heavenly? Now imagine you watched the swirl of spinach threaded through the roll being harvested earlier that day. That’s when you know...
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Why should you visit the Bwabwata National Park in Namibia?

National Parks are widely spread throughout Namibia and the Bwabwata National Park is only one of the twenty covering seventeen percent of the country’s land surface. It also serves as an essential migration route for animals between Angola, Botswana and Zambia....
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A collection of travelogues from all around Namibia…

Travel Tips

8 Instagram posts to cure your wanderlust for an adventure in Namibia

Don’t we all have that one favourite place we’d love to hideout at for a little while… but it seems too far or just a tad pricy? And often we settle on never trying to go on that holiday and rather linger at those creative Insta-stories and Instagram photos that all...

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...

Ecology & Nature
Is the Makalani Palm tree in Namibia really that useful?

Is the Makalani Palm tree in Namibia really that useful?

Gracefully and majestically, a host of Makalani Palm trees or Hyphaene petersiana stand tall – close enough for you to appreciate them from the road and far enough to not drive into. Noticeable when journeying to the O-regions, from Onankali to Ondangwa, to shop for...

People & Culture
What are the unusual things you may experience in Namibia?

What are the unusual things you may experience in Namibia?

Namibia is home to welcoming people and renowned for the oldest desert, the Namib. – It’s velvety sand is hosted alongside a stretch of the Atlantic Ocean. Perhaps it could be the fascinating geographical formations that lure you to make this your next holiday...

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
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

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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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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