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Police Inspector General visits Canyon Lodge

22. July 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection

Police helicopters have been on 26 search and rescue missions to the Fish River Canyon during the past eight years. The total cost of dispatching helicopters to aid tourists who were lost, injured or ill amounts to more than two million Namibia dollars. Recently, the Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga, visited the Canyon Lodge to discuss cooperation in search and rescue missions with Simon Andreas, the Manager of the Gondwana Lodges in Gondwana Canyon Park.

Police Inspector General visits Canyon Lodge

Swakop vellies – handmade shoes from the Namibian coast

19. July 2019, inke - Culture, Economics

Two pieces of leather and a rubber strip made into a comfortable shoe - this handcraft has become an international trademark of the Swakopmund family business of Herbert Schier. World-wide proud owners of the 'Swakop vellies' are posing with their shoes on social media and vying who will post the most original photos. The timeless and ultra-comfortable hide ('vel' in Afrikaans) shoes - meaning leather - have evolved from an everyday necessity in the sixties to cult status. They are at home in New York, as well as at the Munich Oktoberfest. 

Swakop vellies – handmade shoes from the Namibian coast

Gondwana tours Namibia with conservancy and community participants

11. July 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection

In 2019 the Gondwana Academy expanded its outreach by touring Namibia with representatives from communal conservancies and communities in the vicinity of Gondwana lodges in the Okavango and Zambezi regions.Under the trusted leadership and guidance of Orlando Haraseb from Orlando Safaris & Tours, nine young Namibians ventured out on a 12-day tour from the banks of the Zambezi River to Sossusvlei. 

Gondwana tours Namibia with conservancy and community participants

Bird Flu under Control, but Namibia’s Penguins are still threatened

09. July 2019, inke - Environment

The avian influenza A(H5N8) virus, which has claimed numerous victims among the African Penguin colony on Halifax Island near Lüderitzbucht since the beginning of this year, seems to be under control. According to penguin expert Dr Jessica Kemper, no dead penguins have been found on Halifax and the other islands off Namibia's coast since early May.

Bird Flu under Control, but Namibia’s Penguins are still threatened

Many popularity points for Gondwana lodges on HolidayCheck

04. July 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

The online travel portal HolidayCheck has awarded the HolidayCheck Award to numerous accommodations of the Gondwana Collection Namibia. The most outstanding rating of 5.7 out of 6 suns was achieved by Canyon Village and Klein-Aus Vista Eagle's Nest Chalets followed by The Delight Swakopmund, Canyon Lodge and Kalahari Anib Lodge (5.6 each).

Many popularity points for Gondwana lodges on HolidayCheck

Namibian Economics to the point - June 2019

28. June 2019, inke - Economics

Cold winter temperatures prevailed over the southern and central areas of Namibia this month, while hot east wind weather in the Namib Desert and the coast brought a feeling of summer in between.Namibia and Germany signed a financial cooperation agreement worth over N$ 1 billion, and the first consignment of Namibian beef arrived in China.

Petrol and diesel prices increased by 30 cents a litre in June. Inflation stood at 4.1 percent at the end of May, down from 4.5 percent in April, the National Statistics Agency announced beginning mid-June. Cheque-payments in Namibia where phased out this month, bringing an end to the cheque-book era.

Namibian Economics to the point - June 2019

A rhino rubs itself against brand new Namibia2Go cars

27. June 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection

They were spanking new and had just set off on their first trip through Namibia: the Toyota Fortuner siblings with the number plates N 209776 W and N 209775 W. By chance, the two Namibia2Go rental cars were parked next to each other at a lodge in the Waterberg area - and the respective car renters got the shock of their lives. A grazing white rhino chose “to cuddle” with their rental cars and damaged the bodywork in the process. 

A rhino rubs itself against brand new Namibia2Go cars

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