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Second time’s a charm – Gondwana enters teams for the 2018 Nedbank Desert Dash

29. November 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Sport

It is not a surprise that Gondwana Collection is on this mountain biking roller-coaster for the second time, with two social and two competitive teams entered. Furthermore, Gondwana looks forward to welcoming cyclists at the Langer Heinrich water point for a quick stop, drink and snack.   

Second time’s a charm – Gondwana enters teams for the 2018 Nedbank Desert Dash

New graceful lodge opens in the Namib Desert

29. October 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection

Treat yourself to desert elegance and an extra touch of grace! The Gondwana Collection Namibia opens its new lodge The Desert Grace in the endless expanse of the Namib on 1 November 2018. Graceful spaces and gracious hospitality imbue this modern lodge with its elegance of yesteryear, spirited character and refreshingly stylish interior. Sip on a pink gin while appreciating the vast desert scenery from one of the twenty spacious double rooms and four family units, each with its own plunge pool. 

New graceful lodge opens in the Namib Desert

A week in the Zambezi with the Gondwana Collection

05. October 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Welcome to the Zambezi! Lush waterways adorned with waterlilies and resounding with birdsong; the languid waters of mighty African rivers; and national parks frequented by elephant and buffalo. The pocket of wild land in Namibia’s north-eastern corner is a rich wonderland of rivers and national parks, balancing the more arid swathes of the country perfectly. The beauty is as exceptional and the region holds its own special magic and charm.

A week in the Zambezi with the Gondwana Collection

A boat trip from Namushasha River Lodge on the Kwando in winter

27. September 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Environment

A boat trip on the Kwando River is a wonderful experience not only for bird lovers. Mammals in the water and on the banks are also part of the diverse animal world. In contrast to the other Gondwana lodges in north-eastern Namibia, Namushasha River Lodge does not have a neighbouring country on the other side of the river, but Bwabwata National Park. A total of 19 wetland bird species were recorded during the boat trip and altogether 84 bird species at Namushasha River Lodge during two days in mid-July this year. 

A boat trip from Namushasha River Lodge on the Kwando in winter

Quo vadis Namibia?

26. September 2018, inke - Economics, Gondwana Collection

Namibia gained independence in 1990 and has since become a politically and economically stable country. However, the country currently faces challenges including a high unemployment rate and the unresolved land issue. Where will Namibia be in 30 years? The German freelance journalist Fabian von Poser asked Gys Joubert this question. He is the Managing Director of Gondwana Collection Namibia, one of the leading tourism companies in the country.

Quo vadis Namibia?

Dropping water levels support breeding

25. September 2018, inke - Environment, Gondwana Collection

When the mighty Zambezi River overflows its banks, additional habitats with an abundant food supply are created for many bird species. Young fish thrive in the shallow warm water and countless insect larvae are also found there. For African Skimmers, however, an important habitat is lost: the white sandbanks disappear under the masses of water and with them the sleeping and resting places as well as the nesting sites.

Dropping water levels support breeding

A boat trip on the mighty Zambezi in winter

20. September 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Environment

Even though it is a very cold morning by Zambezi standards, scores of birds are out and about at a tributary, on a large island and along the mighty Zambezi River’s mainstream. During a morning boat trip from Zambezi Mubala Camp via the large island to the mainstream up to Zambezi Mubala Lodge and back, 38 wetland bird species were counted at the end of July this year. Another 83 bird species were registered around Zambezi Mubala Camp in two days. 

A boat trip on the mighty Zambezi in winter

The Gondwana card enjoys great popularity

19. September 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection

Surprise, surprise for the 70,000th Gondwana Card holder! A bottle of bubbly and a voucher (2 nights for 2 persons with breakfast) was waiting for Mr Verukisa Kahorongo when he came to collect his Gondwana Card. The Gondwana Card is issued to Namibians and citizens of the SADC region and has proved to be a huge success. Small wonder, because Gondwana was the first tourism company to offer Namibians the opportunity to take a holiday with a 50% discount on bed and breakfast (40% for SADC citizens).

The Gondwana card enjoys great popularity

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