Storm of indignation over car tracks in Sossusvlei

After the off-road orgy of reckless drivers in Sossusvlei, the park authority of the Namib Naukluft National Park is under criticism. Namibia's main attraction in the middle of the Namib Dune Sea World Heritage Site should be more strictly controlled and

Namibia's tourism sector invests in young talent and skilled workers

Train even more and better. These are the main goals that hospitality companies and training institutions in Namibia want to strive for in closer cooperation in the future. At the congress of the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN), a joint roadmap f

WHO: Global health emergency because of Corona is over

Holidaymakers can now also take long-distance trips with even more peace of mind than before. The World Health Organisation (WHO) lifted the international health emergency it had declared more than a year ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press Freedom Index: Nambia ranks four places higher than the UK

The sense of freedom that holidaymakers feel in the vastness of Namibia's landscapes can also be sensed - albeit to a lesser extent - in the country's news coverage. In terms of press freedom, the land of endless horizons has regained its top position wit

Little water on hiking route in the Fish River Canyon

Water supply points for hikers will be set up on the Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail. This was announced yesterday by the state-owned accommodation operator Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR). Within the river section in the Canyon there is hardly any drinkabl

New attraction in the mining town of Tsumeb: Mineralogy Museum opened

Tsumeb is a household name for mineral fans worldwide. Nowhere else on earth have so many minerals been discovered as in this mining town in northern Namibia. A considerable part of these minerals is now accessible to Namibian holidaymakers directly in th

Okapuka awakens to new life after renovation

"Beautiful!" - "Open terraces, beautiful facilities." - "I like the colour scheme." - "Every room looks a little different." - "The lodge invites you to stay." Many of the approximately 250 invited guests from Namibia's travel industry were impressed by t

German travel experts experience Namibia "with heart and soul"

The land of endless horizons is richer by 16 enthusiastic fans who belong to the German travel industry. That was the conclusion of an eight-day info tour of the German B2B portal expipoint. The airline Eurowings Discover and the Namibian tourism company

Roads along the Gariep (Orange) River passable again

Namibia travellers can once again use the direct route from Noordoewer to Rosh Pinah and Oranjemund. The closure of the DR 212 and MR 118 gravel roads has been lifted with immediate effect, according to Namibia's Roads Authority

Namibia shows its colours on the MICE market sustainably

European representatives from the "Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events" (MICE) sector took part in the MICE Trophy 2023 in February. Stops of the adventure tour In Namibia were Sossusvlei, Moon Landscape, Swakopmund and the Khomas Hochland.

Permanent exhibition on Namibia's underground pop culture still closed

Although it officially opened in early December, the new exhibition "Stolen Moments" at the Independence Museum in Windhoek is not yet open to visitors. Some elements are still being worked on, co-curator Olivia Nakale told News. Unfortunate

Request to visitors: "Do not touch dead trees in Dead Vlei".

Outrage on social media: A so-called influencer poses on one of the dead camel thorn trees in Dead Vlei near Sossusvlei. And proudly posts it on Instagram. Not for long, though. The "shitstorm" of comments is so intense that he first deletes the photo and

Namibia's six-month visa makes headlines in Germany

"The former German colony, Namibia wants to help Germany in its energy crisis". This is how an article in the online edition of the BILD newspaper last Saturday began about Namibia's new "Digital Nomad" visa. The six-month visa is ideal for long-term holi

Predators of the Namib live on NamibiaCam

There are no lions in the dunes in southwestern Namib of Namibia. But there is the number two big cat, its smaller cousin, also spotted, and other predators. They all cause excitement, time and again for fans of the NamibiaCam, which is installed at a wat

Eurowings Discover will not cancel flights to Namibia

Holidaymakers who want to fly with Eurowings Discover to the land of unlimited horizons in the (European) winter can breathe a sigh of relief: flights to Windhoek are not affected by the announced flight cancellations.

Namibia on a successful tour in Europe

The Namibia Roadshow of the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) with stops in Germany, the Netherlands and England was very well received by the tour operators there. "The interest was huge," Acting Area Manager Europe & Manager Marketing and PR Europe of the NTB

Hiker dies in Fish River Canyon

Tragic incident in Africa's largest canyon. A 67-year-old hiker from South Africa died shortly before reaching the finish point of the Fish River Canyon Trail. This was reported by the online newspaper Informanté with reference to the police.

Gondwana takes over management of Okapuka

The company Gondwana Collection Namibia, is establishing another foothold in the greater Windhoek area. According to this morning's press release, Gondwana is taking over the management of Okapuka Game Ranch. The lodge is situated about 30 minutes by car

Namibia scraps all Corona entry requirements

Anyone travelling to Namibia does not need to present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test on arrival. This was stated yesterday by Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula in his weekly briefing on the Corona situation in Namibia.

Face of the Lufthansa Group in Namibia

She already took up her postition on 1 July. But now all communication channels have been set up so that she can be reached directly: The Lufthansa Group's Account Manager in Namibia, Renette Scholtz. She is the contact person not only for the travel indu

Gondwana Collection Namibia signs UNESCO Sustainability Initiative

All Gondwana Collection Namibia accommodations have signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge. The initiative, launched by UNESCO and the Expedia Group, strives to promote sustainable travel.

New official English website for Namibia as a travel destination

Namibia now presents a fresh new face on the internet for travellers and the travel industry. The Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) launched its new official English-language website in Windhoek on 10 August 2022.

Namibia thanks Lewis Hamilton for his visit

Already a few days ago, a first photo caused a stir on social media. It showed Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton at the Hosea Kutako International Airport near Windhoek. From behind, hardly recognisable.

Sikereti Camp in Khaudum Park reopened

The South of the Khaudum National Park is once again available for overnight stays. This was confirmed by the co-operator of Sikereti Camp, Henry Fernandes, when asked by NamibiaFocus. According to the report, the camp was reopened to guests at the beginn

Summit for Youth and Tourism in Africa

For the next three days, Windhoek will be the mecca for youth and innovative ideas around tourism and the travel industry in Africa. From today to Friday, the Safari Conference Centre will host the fourth Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit (AYTIS)

Charitable support for Namibian school children

The Gondwana Care Trust, of the Namibian tourism company Gondwana Collection Namibia, runs a school bag project every year in which school children throughout Namibia receive sponsored stationery, food and hygiene products in a reusable bag.

Eurowings has Travel Vibes: Travel experts enthusiastic about Namibia

"In the morning hours, even before sunrise, you hear nothing - except maybe your own breath." This is how a travel expert describes one of her highlights on her trip to Namibia, which led to the Namib Desert. The trip was part of the seven-day "Travel

Eurowings will now fly to Namibia ten times a week

Eurowings Discover has recently started flying three days a week with two aircraft from Frankfurt to Windhoek. This weekend, the Lufthansa subsidiary increased the number of its weekly direct flights from seven to ten.

The Old Fort Museum in Grootfontein reopens

The town of Grootfontein in north-central Namibia has regained a tourist attraction. The Old Fort Museum is now open to visitors again - as long as they inform the museum of their attended visit beforehand. It had been closed since the lockdown in April,

The Skeleton Coast, Namibia’s Wild Northwest

We set off from The Delight Swakopmund on a hazy day at the end of March, northwards towards Damaraland. Our destination is Palmwag Lodge & Camp, and we want to take our time along the notorious Skeleton Coast.

Gondwana’s Namib webcam reaches over 200 000 subscribers

With 200 000 subscribers and over 1000 viewers from around the world at any one time, Gondwana’s webcam, positioned at the waterhole at Namib Desert Lodge, is outperforming many other webcams on the continent.

Daily flights to Namibia with Eurowings

Daily from Frankfurt directly to Windhoek - that's what the German airline, Eurowings Discover is offering from next week Monday.

First car rental in Namibia adds hybrid rental cars to its fleet

Are you planning a self-drive trip through Namibia? Namibia2Go is the first car rental in the country to offer hybrid vehicles as from 1 April 2022. The demand for the off-road, eco-friendly Toyota Cross 1.8XS CVT HV is high.

Travel virtually to view Namibian wildlife

In the past two years travels have become quite restricted worldwide due to Covid-19. But there are digital alternatives to at least partly satisfy that travel bug for Namibia fans: webcams to watch wild animals at water holes in Namibia.

The Am Weinberg Hotel joins Gondwana Collection Namibia

“We are excited to announce that the Am Weinberg Hotel will join the Gondwana Collection portfolio on 01 February 2022 in a management capacity,” says Gys Joubert, the CEO of Gondwana Collection Namibia. “We are honoured that there is so much trust

Join a Virtual Black Friday with Gondwana!

Black Fridays at Gondwana are back! This year, local, regional and international travellers can take part in our Black Friday Sale from wherever you are. You will be able to purchase vouchers for your next dream holiday in Namibia via PayToday.

Namibia to showcase tourism and economy at Dubai Expo

The world expo starts on 1 October 2021 in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Namibia will be among the 190 countries that will have an exhibition pavilion. Some 25 million visitors from all over the world are expected to come to the six month l

The reel deal - fishing in the Zambezi Region

Gondwana Collection Namibia's Fishing Packages are tailor-made for the avid fishermen - spend the whole day on the river with an experienced guide and the prospect of a tigerfish, nembwe, or different species of tilapia (humpback, three-spot and redbreast

New attractive fly-in safari offers in Namibia

The new fly-in safari packages offered by Gondwana Collection Namibia in partnership with the airline FlyWestair make a trip to northern Namibia easier and more uncomplicated than ever before! Your oases of relaxation are the Zambezi Mubala Lodge or the O

Home Sweet Home – The P.A.Y Centre empowers Namibian youths

At Physically Active Youth Namibia (P.A.Y), the hope is to instill purpose and discipline through a model resting on three overarching pillars: to provide quality education, equip learners with life skills and encourage physically active lifestyles.

New guidebook on Namibia’s nature parks fills information gap

A beautiful new guide-book “Namibia Nature Parks” by local nature expert Helge Denker, provides the latest information on 22 state-protected parks, communal conservancies and some private nature parks in Namibia.

Boost for local and regional tourism

Two new developments Namibia’s Zambezi Region will promote tourism: a brand new bridge over the Zambezi River near the Kasane border post, where four countries have a joint border and a multi-million funding project for the region’s wildlife; and the

Etosha Safari Camp, backdrop for filming of German TV Production ‘Das Traumschiff’

Gondwana Collection Namibia hosted a 40-member film crew for the German TV series ‘Das Traumschiff’ (The Dream Ship) at Etosha Safari Lodge & Camp for two days in April.

Dirt roads, desert & starlit dinner

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir

Green-tripping Namibia in the time of Covid-19: 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.

Green-tripping Namibia in the time of Covid-19: Where rivers run

Today I let go of worry, cellphones, deadlines, social media and the rush of our daily lives and thoroughly immerse myself in the journey. I have a whole day to enjoy it and to travel down the infamous Skeleton Coast to Swakopmund. What more can anyone as

Desert Affection: A trip for two

As you float higher and higher into the sky on the desert breeze, the sun peeks out and illuminates the landscape below.

The dreamiest family holiday destination

"All I wanted to do was get back to Africa. We had not left it, yet, but when I would wake in the night I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.” – Ernest Hemingway

Namibia’s digital connectivity good for tourists

It is such a joy to stay in touch with your loved ones in this way and share your day’s adventures with them in pictures; after having encountered a herd of elephants or capturing that rare bird species you hoped to find in Namibia.

Namibian lodges and hotels implement hygiene concepts flawlessly

The accommodation facilities of the well-known Namibian tourism company, Gondwana Collection Namibia have adapted perfectly to the new reality. This was confirmed by Eco Awards Namibia, whose independent inspectors visited most Gondwana lodges and the Del

The Namibia I know

Growing up in Namibia, and from a young age getting to explore and learn to appreciate its different landscapes and impressive vastness, it always seemed to me that no other place could ever match the marvel and wonder found here.

Hiking without luggage in the Fish River Canyon

Do you fancy an unparalleled adventure, such as a hike in the world's second largest canyon in Africa?

Buy a Toy, Bring Joy – Gondwana’s online shop supports Katutura’s artisan scene

The Narrative Online Shop is incredibly excited to launch a campaign in support of several Namibian community projects. Our aim is to bring Katutura artisan projects to the entire world!

Unique travel guide about north-central Namibia published

Many local travellers and those from abroad are often itching to travel further northwards than the King-Nehale-Gate at the north-eastern corner of Namibia’s famous Etosha National Park but did not dare to conquer the unknown so far off the beaten track

Into Kaokoland

Step into the more remote north-western corner of Namibia and experience the wild and exhilarating Kaokoland spirit . . .

Duwisib Castle in southern Namibia - a rare sight

Namibia's sparsely populated south with the wide plains, where the travellers' eyes can wander almost to the horizon, inspire again and again on the way to Sesriem, Sossusvlei or the Fish River Canyon, and other sights.

Five exciting day-trips from The Delight Hotel in Swakopmund

Moon Landscape & Welwitschia Plains An easy 30km drive from Swakopmund takes you to one of the most spectacular desert vistas - the Moon Landscape. Here, a series of small hills, gullies and ridges create an intriguing desert-scape in a medley of eart

Enrich your Christmas with a warm African touch

Have you ever thought about celebrating Christmas in the Kalahari? In the sunshine, on warm, red dunes under a crystal clear sky?

The Narrative – Recollect your Namibian experience online

The Narrative is Gondwana’s newest venture – our very own Online Store for authentically Namibian products curated by local artisans and craftsmen.

Namibia Welcomes You To Enjoy Our Wide Open Spaces

Are you ready for a holiday?

Chasing rainbows with Gondwana Collection 

After refreshing summer thunderstorms in Namibia, the heavens are often adorned with a beautiful natural phenomenon.

Road trip from Etosha King Nehale to Namushasha River Lodge

As we raised our glasses to a silent toast at the bar overlooking a waterhole in Etosha National Park, an elephant cow seemed to join in.

Journey into the soul of the Namib  

– unearth treasures, starting at The Desert Grace  After entering Gondwana Namib Park, a trail of pink-rimmed road signs leads to The Desert Grace, like a map leading to treasure. 

Legacy of legendary Oukwanyama king still vivid

One of the major streets in Windhoek bears the name of a young, brave son of the soil, the legendary King Mandume ya Ndemufayo. His leadership, courage and tragic death are still very vivid in the oral and written history in Namibia and Angola.

Good news travels fast

Dear partners and friends, we are well-prepared for the return of international guests to Namibia and offer preferential services for a carefree Namibian experience.

The Cardboard Box Travel Shop offers Safe Travels in Namibia with Gondwana and OSH-Med International

Dear partners and friends, we are well-prepared for the return of international guests to Namibia and offer preferential services for a carefree Namibian experience.

Namibian tourism on the edge

Travel in Namibia goes back a long way. In the early days it was simply an essential survival activity. The nomadic hunters and gatherers of old followed the rain.

Padlangs: The first 4x4 in the world

Did you know that Namibia pioneered the use of 4x4 vehicles more than a century ago? In 1908 one of the first ‘all-wheel-drive’ vehicles was sent to German South West Africa for the German colonial secretary.

Gondwana’s Etosha Collection: Meet me at the waterhole 

As the scorching sun gradually turned into a gentle, skin-kissing touch, it was time to unwind at Okaukuejo’s waterhole – a peaceful, enriching favourite place ever since my childhood.

The Heroes‘ Acre – a dignified resting place

The "Heroes Acre" is the official war memorial of Namibia and is open to visitors of the public. It is under the administration of the National Heritage Council.

Omarunga Epupa-Falls Camp - an arid land of milk and honey

A swarm of bees is on its way to its nest, which is a really amazing sight, since we are in the very dry Kaokoland in Namibia.

Twyfelfontein – an ancient art gallery of rock engravings

Ancient rock paintings in Europe and Africa are popular tourist hotspots. In Namibia, a whole valley of astonishing rock engravings can be viewed at Twyfelfontein, UNESCO world heritage site.

A gateway to the animal kingdom and the culture of the Aawambo

The newest addition to the Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha King Nehale, has opened its doors on 10 June 2020.

Museums in central Namibia offer diverse attractions

Namibia is thinly populated with few towns relative to its vastness and natural landscapes. It is interesting that several towns have museums, often privately run and a visit is definitely worthwhile.

Museums in northern Namibia –definitely worth a visit

Namibia is not only known for its vast open spaces, abundant wildlife, scenic tourism hot spots but also the remarkable talent of its population to speak several local languages and easily switching between them.

Stargazing in Namibia –a growing tourist attraction

Tourism in Namibia is very diverse and in addition to photo safaris, hiking, ballooning, mountaineering or playing golf, many tourists can fuel their passion for geology, botany, insect science or stargazing, in our multifaceted country.

A visit to Namibia’s central north

Oshana, Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshikoto: the regions of central northern Namibia.

Padlangs – Rooftop camping: the way to a camper’s heart

These days, while travelling through our beautiful country, there is hardly a route where you will not see hired or private vehicles with rooftop tents, as well as the more sophisticated alu-cabs. Adventure travelling has come a long way.

In a nutshell: Update on Namibian tourism

If you’re in the tourism industry, you are often asked how Namibian tourism is doing in the present economic climate, with factors like our three-year drought and current financial woes.

Celebrating the Ûiba-Ôas crystal market

A hundred kilometres east of Swakopmund on the B2, at the turnoff to Spitzkoppe and Henties Bay, is a gemstone market of note. An array of sparkling stones - fluorite, tourmaline, aquamarine, crystal quartz, garnets and topaz - fill the tables.

A special ‘house in a house’

Namibia, the driest country south of the Sahara, is struggling with water shortages at regular intervals.

A rhino rubs itself against brand new Namibia2Go car

A grazing white rhino chose “to cuddle” with their rental cars and damaged the bodywork in the process.

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