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Checking out the Oxpecker

25. June 2019, inke - Environment

Anyone who has visited the northern parts of the country will have noticed the brown-grey birds with the red or yellow-red beaks, sitting on cattle or wild mammals. When you want to take a photo they usually hide on the other side of the animal. These birds are Red-billed and Yellow-billed Oxpeckers. They mainly feed on ticks, not on maggots.

Checking out the Oxpecker

Fire in the Hohenzollernhaus: a little bit of luck in misfortune

24. June 2019, inke - Tourism

Howling sirens, worry, bewilderment. Another fire alarm in Swakopmund! Not long ago the Dolphin Pharmacy was on fire, followed by the Metro wholesale. Only a week ago a fire in a hut in the Mondesa district devastated a family's belongings. Now part of a penthouse apartment in the historically valuable Hohenzollernhaus was on fire. Thanks to the rapid deployment of the fire brigade, a cultural-historical catastrophe could be prevented.

Fire in the Hohenzollernhaus: a little bit of luck in misfortune

New book supports the conservation of Carmine Bee-eaters

20. June 2019, inke - Culture, Gondwana Collection

Bird lover and hobby photographer Pompie Burger launched his latest book tonight (20 June) in Windhoek. Chariots of Fire supports the conservation of the Carmine Bee-eater colony close to Zambezi Mubala Lodge which is said to be one of the largest breeding colonies in Africa. It also serves to inform local Namibians as well as tourists about how the delicate balance of the river ecosystem affects Carmine Bee-eaters.

New book supports the conservation of Carmine Bee-eaters

30 years ago Hage Geingob returned to Namibia

18. June 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

On the 18th of June 1989 at 18h10, a DC-10 of Zambia Airways from Lusaka landed at the then J.G. Strydom Airport, now Hosea Kutako International Airport, outside Windhoek. On board was among others Hage Geingob, former Director of the United Nations Institute for Namibia in Lusaka, SWAPO´s then director of elections and Namibia’s third president who had been in exile for 27 years.

30 years ago Hage Geingob returned to Namibia

Namibia’s unique lichen fields

18. June 2019, inke - Environment

The largest lichen fields outside the arctic and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere are found in the Namib Desert of Namibia. Lichens are often not easy to recognise at first glance. But if you leave the road and drive across these seemingly lifeless plains your vehicle will not only destroy countless lichens – the tyre tracks will also leave a very visible ugly scar in the desert landscape, which will remain visible for decades.

Namibia’s unique lichen fields

Namibia to issue visa on arrival for certain countries

17. June 2019, inke - Tourism

Namibia will soon start issuing visas to visitors on arrival as a pilot phase. The Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) Stanley Simataa announced this on Thursday, 13 June 2019. “The Cabinet has approved a submission of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration”, Simataa told reporters at a press conference. The exact date of commencement will be disclosed at a later stage. The pilot phase will start at the Hosea Kutako International Airport.

Namibia to issue visa on arrival for certain countries

Land Art honours the Wild Horses at Klein-Aus Vista

17. June 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection, Culture

A 100x150m galloping horse has been set in stone on the plains of Klein-Aus Vista Lodge in south-western Namibia in honour of Namibia’s century-old population of wild horses whose future hangs in the balance. The Wild Horse is the third ‘earth drawing’ or ‘geoglyph’ that siblings Anni Snyman and PC Janse van Rensburg have created with their group of volunteers as part of the Site Specific Collective, a land art project that brings nature and art together in large scale.

Land Art honours the Wild Horses at Klein-Aus Vista

Night walk in the Namib Desert

11. June 2019, inke - Tourism

At first glance the gravel plains of the Namib Desert seem deserted and empty. However, countless plants, lichens and animals have adapted to the harsh conditions in the oldest desert on earth. It is amazing how many creatures are out on the gravel plains under cover of darkness. The Braine family unveils these secrets to interested visitors on a two-hour night walk.

Night walk in the Namib Desert

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