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Dirt roads, desert & starlit dinner

22. March 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. March 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

Small gecko – loud voice

12. March 2019, inke - Environment

Anyone who has spent an evening in the Namib Desert or in the Kalahari must have heard the loud call of a barking gecko, especially during the summer months. Most visitors think that a bird must be responsible for the repetitive keck-keck-keck-keck-keck sounds. But it is a gecko, about six centimetres long, which lives in a burrow of up to a metre with numerous tunnels and at least one escape exit.

Small gecko – loud voice

Land Rover from the sixties has a fascinating history

08. March 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

A dilapidated Land Rover from the famous 109” IIA series of the 1960s, which once belonged to the son of a German aristocratic opponent to the Third Reich, has been refurbished after standing idle for years on a farm in Namibia’s Kalahari Desert. The Land Rover was discovered around 2007, after the blue-blooded owner had died and the estate had to be dealt with. It took until late 2018 to have the Land Rover refurbished. 

Land Rover from the sixties has a fascinating history

Kalahari Anib Lodge competes for the RTA 2019

07. March 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

Witbooi Bible returned to Namibia

06. March 2019, inke - Culture

The personal Bible of the legendary Nama-leader Hendrik Witbooi is back in Namibia - after 126 years. The official handover took place during a State act on 28 February 2019 in Gibeon in southern Namibia. Gibeon has been the Witbooi family’s place of residence since the 1840s. A few years earlier they and other Nama-speaking followers had emigrated from the Northern Cape, South Africa. 

Witbooi Bible returned to Namibia

Namibian Economics to the point - February 2019

01. March 2019, inke - Economics

President Hage Geingob appointed a 15-member commission of inquiry to look into ancestral land claims of inhabitants. The German construction company PolyCare opened its brick-making factory outside Windhoek. Namibia’s central bank kept the repo rate once again at 6.75 percent. Fuel prices also remained unchanged during February. Inflation dropped to 4.7 percent in January, down from 5.1 percent in December, the national statistics agency announced on 13 February. 

Namibian Economics to the point - February 2019

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