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Sharing is caring – Gondwana launches welfare initiatives

31. May 2017, inke - Gondwana Collection

The Gondwana Care Trust and Meal for Two (in partnership with Bank Windhoek) are the latest corporate social responsibility initiatives introduced by The Gondwana Collection to the media today (31 May 2017) at the Namibia Tourism Expo in Windhoek. Gondwana and Bank Windhoek also launched their Faces of Namibia campaign that aims to celebrate the stories and impressions that Namibians hold dear.

Sharing is caring – Gondwana launches welfare initiatives

Namibian adventures in the German TV show Global Gladiators

29. May 2017, inke - Tourism, Gondwana Collection

On 1 June, Namibia will be the site for a spectacular television show called Global Gladiators. ProSieben is promoting the TV premier using the following words: “At Global Gladiators, eight celebrities go on the Road Trip of their lives. Crossing Namibia, the gladiators expect harsh challenges and exciting adventures!” And this is the best time to go!

Namibian adventures in the German TV show Global Gladiators

Fish River Canyon - Traces of a Death Struggle

25. May 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

Once upon a time a giant snake dwelled in southern Namibia. Every so often it devoured the people’s sheep and goats and so finally they decided to kill the snake. They encircled the snake, keeping it at bay with fiery torches, shooting arrows at it and thrusting spears into its body. Even though it was a giant snake it stood no chance against their superior numbers. In its death throes the snake tossed and turned, tearing deep furrows into the ground. This old Nama legend explains in this vivid manner how the Fish River Canyon was formed. Geologists offer a more prosaic but no less fascinating explanation.

Fish River Canyon - Traces of a Death Struggle

Zebra - Pyjamas and other theories

19. May 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

White stripes on a black background or black stripes on white? Although our perceptions may differ, we can all agree that the zebra has one of the most striking coats seen in the animal kingdom. Two species of zebra occur in southern Africa: Burchell's (or plains) zebra Equus burchellii and mountain zebra Equus zebra. Both Burchell's or plains zebra and the mountain zebra subspecies, Hartmann's mountain zebra Equus zebra hartmannae, which is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) Red List of Threatened Species, are found in Namibia.

Zebra - Pyjamas and other theories

A pledge made between rugged rocks

12. May 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

Charge, fire, charge, fire, charge, fire. Armed Basters put up fierce resistance against the attacking German soldiers. The battle started before sunrise and has been raging the whole day, now the sun is already low on the horizon. It is just as well, because the Basters have reached the end of their tether, they are running out of ammunition. With certain death staring them in the eye, they turn to God and ask for help. And a miracle happens: the Germans start retreating. – Every year on 8 May the Rehoboth Basters commemorate this historic event at the battlefield of 1915. 

A pledge made between rugged rocks

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