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

21. février 2020, koney - Tourism

Nowadays, there is hardly a route in Namibia where a traveller won’t see rental cars or private cars with rooftop tents. My own roof tent adventure began in 1984 on a trip to Switzerland, where my German-Swiss friend planned a trip through Africa. We enjoyed exploring Namibia together and every time I pitched my tent on the ground and he opened his roof tent, I was green with envy. This led to the idea to simply copy his tent.

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

Rain makes Etosha come alive and bloom

13. février 2020, koney - Environment

Like everywhere in Namibia, nature comes to life when it finally rains again after a long dry period. The Etosha National Park also blossoms and not only plants let new leaves sprout and flowers bloom in all colours and shapes. Countless insects, which have been waiting for this moment of abundance in the dried-out earth, hatch and fly around. Several bird species fly back from their European or Central and East African winter quarters to raise their offspring in the rainy green.

Rain makes Etosha come alive and bloom

Crustose, foliose and fruticose lichens of the Namib Desert

11. février 2020, koney - Environment

A rock the size of a head, covered with lichens, is like a little colourful garden. North of Wlotzkasbaken, a field of an orange shimmer can be seen. A closer look reveals thousands of fruticose Cape Hair lichen (Teloschistis capensis), which cover many square kilometres in the Namib Desert. Lichens are not said to be plants but rather a symbiosis of tubular mushrooms and blue-green algae.

Crustose, foliose and fruticose lichens of the Namib Desert

Namibia’s Constitutional Committee meets again

09. février 2020, koney - Economics

In commemorating, appreciating and supporting efforts to keep the Constitution in the souls of all generations Gondwana Collection invited the living members of the Constitutional Committee to be part of The Great Conversation which was a historic reunion of our living Constitutional writers. It was held on 30 January 2020 in the Constitution Room of the Parliament Building in Windhoek where the Constituent Committee gathered 30 years ago.

Namibia’s Constitutional Committee meets again

The Western Marbled Emperor

04. février 2020, koney - Environment

After the first good rains between December and February, large white-grey moths with a wing length of 6.5 to 9.5 cm appear. They are easy to recognize by the grey-brown pattern and the jagged brownish-yellow lines on the front and rear wings. A special feature is the so-called eye on the front wings, a circular mark to scare off predators. 

The Western Marbled Emperor

Hearts around us – Valentine’s Day Competition

31. janvier 2020, koney - Culture

Stand a chance to win a weekend away to any of our Gondwana Premium Collection Lodges with your significant other by participating in our Valentine’s Day Competition. All you need to do is share your heart with us in the comment section of our daily Competition Facebook Post. There will be a daily winner of a Premium Collection voucher from the 1st to the 7th of  February 2020. T’s & C’s below apply. 

Hearts around us – Valentine’s Day Competition

Lions, leopards & other cats

28. janvier 2020, koney - Discover Namibia

On every trip, especially when you are in Africa for the first time, the desire to see predators is very strong. Predators are less often seen than other wild animals, because they usually move for only three reasons: partner search, defence and hunting. The rest of the day they sleep in the shade. To obtain really good pictures, you need a lot of time and patience. With lions you should focus on one animal, keep the camera ready in standby and wait until the lion is more active and is in front of a beautiful background after sleeping.

Lions, leopards & other cats

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