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Dirt roads, desert & starlit dinner

22. mars 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

There are few things as liberating as hitting the road to the south. The mere thought of the transition from tar road to gravel already conveys a holiday feeling that replenishes the spirit. With an all-girls group of friends, we set off to Namib Desert Camping2Go’s recently introduced campsite in the south. We wanted… needed to be as close to nature as possible. To soak up the sounds of nature when sitting around the campfire at night.

Dirt roads, desert & starlit dinner

On the Road again: from Damaraland to Etosha and the Okavango River

19. mars 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

After a good rest I am full of beans for the next leg of the journey – the Etosha-Cuvelai Route, which leads from the heart of the country to the north, and I head eastwards towards the town of Outjo, the gateway to Etosha National Park. Every visit to Etosha is a surprise, revealing something new. From here I continue through the Owambo regions heading northeast. Anticipation starts to build up as I enter this greener part of the country with its perennial river systems.

On the Road again: from Damaraland to Etosha and the Okavango River

Kalahari Anib Lodge competes for the RTA 2019

07. mars 2019, inke - Tourism, Gondwana Collection

The finalists of the Responsible Tourism Awards 2019 with the focus on responsible waste management were presented in Windhoek on 1 March 2019. In the Accommodation Establishment category Kalahari Anib Lodge has made it to the final, together with the Desert Rhino Camp (Wilderness Safaris) and the Wolwedans Dune Camp. In the Tour Operators category the Top 3 participants are Sense of Africa, Pack Safari and Wild Dog Safaris. The winners will be announced at the Namibia Tourism Expo in June this year. 

Kalahari Anib Lodge competes for the RTA 2019

Namibia is famous for gliding

02. janvier 2019, inke - Sport, Tourism

Gliding high in the sky like a bird, silently, without any disturbing engine noise – gliders know what they are talking about, when they enthusiastically describe their favourite pastime. The good news: thermal conditions in Namibia are excellent for gliding. Did you know that Namibia is internationally known as a gliding hotspot with favourable thermals? The name Bitterwasser is legend among the gliding fraternity worldwide.

Namibia is famous for gliding

Welcome Desert Grace – jewel of the desert

24. décembre 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

It was an auspicious day when I travelled south for the opening of The Desert Grace on 1 November, positioned elegantly and robustly between a belt of apricot dunes. Dusky pinks and soft luxuriant touches grace the interior with stylish flourishes and artistic finishes. The Grace generously shares the ancient wisdom of the Namib that it keeps (so secretly) to itself - that a wealth of fragile loveliness can be found in its seemingly tough exterior. 

Welcome Desert Grace – jewel of the desert

Take your garbage with you and stay on busy roads

20. décembre 2018, inke - Environment, Tourism

It’s the holiday season! Holidaymakers are flocking to the coast in droves. They want to enjoy the beach and nature in general by driving into the Namib Desert and thus into our national parks. Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures. For many years this well-meant piece of advice was intended to promote environmental protection. Nowadays it needs to be rephrased to get the message across more clearly. 

Take your garbage with you and stay on busy roads

We are stepping onto an island…

02. novembre 2018, inke - Tourism

The grey ribbon of the tar road carries an endless array of enormous trucks, crowded minibuses, pick-ups packed to capacity, donkey carts, bakkies, fancy limousines and four-wheel drive rental cars from west to east and back again. Nearly 500 kilometres of road are stretched out monotonously in front of the driver. The former Caprivi Strip, now much more appropriately called the Zambezi Region, is home to a wilderness and isolation not found anywhere else in the country.

We are stepping onto an island…

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