12-DAY DESERT, COAST, ETOSHA & CAPRIVI FLY-IN SAFARI
DESERT WHISPER GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA | SOSSUSVLEI
60km north of Sesriem on the C19
Have you ever heard the whispering voice of the Namib Desert? In this escape to blissful and luxurious solitude, silence and whispering wind is all you will hear. Catering to 2 guests at a time, this fully inclusive experience is a couple’s ideal getaway.
THE DELIGHT SWAKOPMUND GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA | SWAKOPMUND
The Delight Swakopmund is located at the corner of Theo-Ben Guriab Avenue and Nathaniel Maxuilili Street in Swakopmund.
Amongst the town’s captivating contrasts and old traditions, Gondwana’s Delight is a fresh breeze in the desert. A refreshing, relaxing, modern, light and airy establishment to uplift and inspire. Effortless and comfortable, with the distinctively warm and welcoming Gondwana service and charm, your stay is always a memorable experience.
ETOSHA KING NEHALE GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA | ETOSHA EAST
Etosha King Nehale has been designed and decorated to pay homage to the rich cultural heritage of the area and the majestic riches of the Etosha animal kingdom. Guests of this new Gondwana lodge are immediately captivated by the fascinating atmosphere and warm cordiality that arises from the great attention to detail, whether in the interior design, the choice of food or the small detailed features that they encounter at every turn.
Etosha King Nehale is situated on the Andoni Plains, just one kilometre from Etosha’s northern King Nehale Gate and only 48 kilometres north of Namutoni. At this welcoming lodge each of the 40 spacious chalets has its own plunge pool and views over the plains.
Etosha King Nehale has private access to a remote waterhole in Etosha National Park where the lodge has established its Ontalelo Outpost. The name says it all: ontalelo meaning “view, sight”, “outpost” describes a remote part of a kingdom or empire. Guests can enjoy the fascinating experience of being really close to the wonders of Etosha’s animal kingdom.
To the north, the pulsating cultural vibrancy of the communal areas of the Oshikoto, Oshana, Ohangwena and Omusati regions awaits visitors.
NAMUSHASHA RIVER VILLA GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA | KWANDO RIVER
Exclusive and intimate settings await along the waters of the Kwando River. Enjoy privacy in the River Villa, which is anchored in its own channel of the Kwando River, where the wildlife of the Bwabwata National Park lazily moves along the banks. Guests are ferried to and from the houseboat and can expect a luxurious breakaway from the travelling norm. Visit the local traditional villages to experience basket weaving and the beautiful wood carvings
ZAMBEZI MUBALA LODGE GONDWANA COLLECTION NAMIBIA | ZAMBEZI REGION
Zambezi Mubala Lodge is located 40 km east of Katima Mulilo off the B8 (Zambezi / Caprivi).
Newly-built, modern, innovative and stylish, Zambezi Mubala is a secret river hideaway where water laps the shores of the mighty Zambezi, hippos laugh and the calls of fish eagles pierce the vast blue sky.
Leave your vehicle at Zambezi Mubala Camp, south of Katima Mulilo, to cruise downriver and enter the enchanted Mubala world. Here, vervet monkeys scamper through the trees, swamp boubous’ melodic banter rings through the air and tree squirrels hop nimbly from branch to branch.
Relax on your balcony or lie back on your king-size bed in your spacious cabin and absorb the peace of the river, as mekoro slice through the water, the muted sound of cow bells wafts through the air and the cool breeze dances on the river.
The lodge sings its tributes to the colours of the water, the surrounding riverine vegetation and the clear blue sky, adopting the local Silozi name for colour - ‘Mubala’. It tastefully explores this delicious theme in its shades of gentle blues and sea greens that punctuate wicker chairs and tint bungalow walls.
A bird-lover’s dream, Zambezi Mubala Lodge is home to over 450 species of birds and hosts the springtime visit of one of the largest colonies of carmine bee-eaters in Africa. These bright and cheerful visitors nest along the banks of the majestic Zambezi between the months of August and December, filling the air with sound, activity and colour as they flash crimson breasts, swooping and rising into the air in an exuberant burst of energy.
Pad along the raised walkway between the bungalows in the late afternoon to spend the last hours of the day on a sunset boat cruise, stroll along the riverbank to visit the bee-eater colony, sit back in the open-sided bar or while away the hours fishing on the river where the catch-and-release of Tiger Fish is a popular activity for those who are fishermen at heart.