Unique titbits to appreciate when savouring time in Namibia’s four O-regions

Near but far… the four O-regions that is… Oshikoto, Oshana, Ohangwena and Omusati are charmingly set in northern Namibia. This is where you will be welcomed by majestic Makalani Palm trees. Domestic animals such as donkeys, cows and goats abound, expressing they are...
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In love with the planet this Valentine’s Day – Trending in Namibia

If you want to fall in love this Valentine’s Day, fall in love with the planet. That is why I decided to share some environmental love from Gondwana’s side. While many people are still struggling to become accustomed to sipping smoothies through paper straws and to...
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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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A collection of travelogues from all around Namibia…

Travel Tips

What does Christmas look like in Namibia?

Holiday season in Namibia is here… and it is noticeable as a couple of businesses have closed shop for the year and students are definitely savouring their break. It is certainly a fitting time to sit by the beach in Swakopmund or to visit grandparents in northern or...

Where to get festive and locally inspired presents when visiting Namibia?

Here we go again… everyone’s in merriment and ready for this festive season. We all love to celebrate uniquely and mostly a getaway to admire the countless stunning vistas in Namibia seems so appealing. But of course, when it comes to this time of the year it is all...

10 photos to take in Namibia!

A good photo instantaneously compels one to pause and unknowingly drift into that beautifully portrayed image of being captivated by wonder. If you have never travelled Namibia and have been contemplating that holiday for several months now… it’s not too late. In the...

Ecology & Nature
What makes a Jackalberry tree in Namibia so special?

What makes a Jackalberry tree in Namibia so special?

Charmingly bedecking the savannas of northern Namibia is the Jackalberry tree, Diospyros mespiliformis. Omwandi is its local name in the O-regions of the country, and it is also referred to as African ebony. It is an evergreen to deciduous tree as it sheds its leaves...

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
Gondwana Collection

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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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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