Damara Mopane Lodge in Namibia

Situated in Damaraland, and having so many Mopane trees in the camp area, it is obvious that the lodge should be called Damara Mopane Lodge. Due to the fact that the area is situated in the endemic region of Namibia, it is no wonder that the fauna and flora is...

Where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean

On the 8th of February during our month road trip in Namibia, Daniele and I went with our 4x4 to explore where the Southern Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean and reached the impressive landmark of Sandwich Harbour. We met Ben the owner of Sand Waves in front of...

Desert Whisper, an exclusive retreat in the Namib Desert

Desert Whisper in the Namib Desert of Namibia is an exclusive retreat. This extraordinary design lodge is a private, couple guests-only retreat nestled among a rock formation in the middle of a desert valley, part of the Gondwana Collection. Inspired by nature and...

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Safari in Namibia with children

Safari in Namibia with children

Namibia is, amongst other things, considered a wildlife-lover's paradise. Most tours include a safari to introduce visitors to our beautiful conservation success stories and residing wildlife in awe-inspiring landscapes. I get plenty of questions about the...

Road trip from Etosha King Nehale to Victoria Falls

Road trip from Etosha King Nehale to Victoria Falls

Connection and celebration As we raised our glasses to a silent toast at the bar overlooking a waterhole in Etosha National Park, an elephant cow joined in – or so it seemed. She gracefully took a trunkful of water and splashed it onto her back at the exact same...

Ecology & Nature
Where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean

Where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean

On the 8th of February during our month road trip in Namibia, Daniele and I went with our 4x4 to explore where the Southern Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean and reached the impressive landmark of Sandwich Harbour. We met Ben the owner of Sand Waves in front of...

People & Culture
An unprecedented meeting of worlds: Etosha and Owambo in Namibia

An unprecedented meeting of worlds: Etosha and Owambo in Namibia

Gondwana Collection Namibia has recently added Etosha King Nehale to their repertoire of lodges. This destination combines two much sought-after tourism experiences in an unprecedented meeting of worlds: culture and wildlife. It is the place where Etosha meets Owambo....

Stories & History
Fun facts about the Benguela Current in Namibia

Fun facts about the Benguela Current in Namibia

Why is the Atlantic Ocean that touches the Namibian coastline so ice cold? It first sparked my interest when I dipped toes into the Atlantic Ocean on the Floridian coastline. I anticipated the water to be a lot colder because that is how I knew and loved the Atlantic...

Miscellaneous
The song of the Zambezi – Life in the “no wake zone”

The song of the Zambezi – Life in the “no wake zone”

“Surrender to the flow of the River of Life, yet do not float down the river like a leaf or a log. While neither attempting to resist life nor to hurry it, become the rudder and use your energy to correct your course to avoid the whirlpools and undertow.” – Jonathan...

Gondwana Collection

Damara Mopane Lodge in Namibia

Situated in Damaraland, and having so many Mopane trees in the camp area, it is obvious that the lodge should be called Damara Mopane Lodge. Due to the fact that the area is situated in the endemic region of Namibia, it is no wonder that the fauna and flora is...

Desert Whisper, an exclusive retreat in the Namib Desert

Desert Whisper in the Namib Desert of Namibia is an exclusive retreat. This extraordinary design lodge is a private, couple guests-only retreat nestled among a rock formation in the middle of a desert valley, part of the Gondwana Collection. Inspired by nature and...

Green-tripping Namibia in the time of Covid-19: A travelogue from the heart   

The earth’s fruit-basket . . . Damara Mopane Lodge, twenty kilometres east of Khorixas and a smooth and easy drive from Etosha Safari Camp, is out-of-the-ordinary extraordinary. Besides being an attractive lodge set in a mopane woodland, each spacious chalet has,...