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.” –...

A secluded hide in Namibia for Gondwana guests

Etosha King Nehale, the newest lodge addition to Gondwana Collection Namibia, opened its doors on the 10th June 2020. Creating a gateway and an easier access to the regions of the north, this lodge is situated in the King Nehale Conservancy, attracting many guests...

The Ultimate Namibia Itinerary: Top Things to do in Namibia

Located in the Southern Africa is Namibia, a land of extremes. It has the largest population of cheetahs on the planet, the highest sand dunes, and the oldest desert. It is one of the least densely populated places on the planet and over half of the country is under...

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Travel Tips

Staying in Gondwana Collection’s Etosha Safari Camp

Staying in Gondwana Collection’s Etosha Safari Camp

The Etosha National Park is considered to be one of Namibia’s top travel destinations, offering excellent safari game drives and a great introduction to the country’s desolate landscapes. Etosha was the first stop on our two-week adventure through Namibia. Having just...

Namib Dune Star Camp – A hidden gem in Namibia

Namib Dune Star Camp – A hidden gem in Namibia

Namib Dune Star Camp is a unique lodge located in Namibia and part of the Gondwana-Collection Namibia properties in the country. The Namib is a famous coastal desert of Khoekhoegowab origin. Its name means "vast place" and that is indeed what guest might expect when...

Delightful Swakopmund

Delightful Swakopmund

Most Namibian journeys lead to the coast where the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean kisses the windswept dunes of the Namib Desert. It is a magnificent sight to behold for those who have the privilege to disembark here. Namibia might surprise you with its historic richness,...

Ecology & Nature
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...

People & Culture
Celebrating a “Green” Christmas in Namibia

Celebrating a “Green” Christmas in Namibia

The Christmas season is celebrated by millions of people around the world every year. Houses are decorated, friends and loved ones are showered with gifts, and sumptuous feasts are prepared. But there is also a different side to Christmas, the “side effects” we tend...

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
Namibia Craft Centre: Living la vida local 

Namibia Craft Centre: Living la vida local 

Namibia has more talent than it does square kilometres of desert or any surface space for that matter. And damn, it’s sexy. Especially given that craftsmen and creators are as abundant as our country’s sunshine, Namibia is undoubtedly a bottomless reservoir for...

Gondwana Collection

A secluded hide in Namibia for Gondwana guests

Etosha King Nehale, the newest lodge addition to Gondwana Collection Namibia, opened its doors on the 10th June 2020. Creating a gateway and an easier access to the regions of the north, this lodge is situated in the King Nehale Conservancy, attracting many guests...

An unprecedented meeting of worlds: Etosha and Owambo in Namibia

Annelien Murray 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...

Counting shooting stars at Namib Dune Star Camp

I woke up from one of the deepest slumbers that adulthood has gifted me in the longest time. In the moment of first consciousness, eyes still closed, I recognised that something was different. Then I opened my eyes to the most spectacular colours in the sky with my...