Namibia, a bucket list destination for anyone looking for wide-open spaces, natural beauty and a completely unique experience to anywhere else in the world. The staggering scenery of the Namib Desert running alongside the Skeleton Coast is a memory not easily forgotten.
Neither is Etosha National Park’s endless salt pan, the Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, Damaraland, Kavango or Zambezi. Seeing how rhino, elephant and giraffe have adapted to living in such diverse and dramatic environments is magnificent.
The Gondwana Collection Namibia has more than 40 properties carefully constructed and perfectly located to explore the natural wonders of the country.
What makes the Gondwana brand unique is their commitment to social responsibility as well as their professional destination management team. Most of the lodges operate on solar energy and are equipped with wastewater recycling plants. Their commitment to the environment and protecting the area is remarkable.
“Since our humble beginnings in 1995 when we purchased our first piece of land, we have converted several farms into nature reserves in the vicinity of natural attractions. More importantly, we reintroduced game species which had once been indigenous to the area. Our nature conservation endeavours are financed with the proceeds from the eco-friendly hospitality business, which in turn creates career opportunities for the local population.”
If you are not yet convinced that Namibia should be on your bucket list, here is an awe-inspiring video that showcases the country’s beauty.