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Marvel at celestial bodies - meteorites in Namibia

14. February 2020, inke - Tourism

The clear night sky over Namibia is always fascinating for tourists and locals. One can also see some shooting stars. Falling stars are celestial bodies from space that burn up when they often enter the earth's atmosphere and become visible. This brings us to the subject - shooting stars are meteorites. The Hoba meteorite near Grootfontein hit the earth's surface almost 80,000 years ago, and a shower of falling stars (pardon - meteorites) 'rained' down on the area around Gibeon in the south of Namibia around 30,000 years ago.

Marvel at celestial bodies - meteorites in Namibia

Rain makes Etosha come alive and bloom

13. February 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. February 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. February 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. February 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. January 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

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