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Lions, leopards & other cats

28. January 2020, koney - Discover Namibia

On every trip, especially when you are in Africa for the first time, the desire to see predators is very strong. Predators are less often seen than other wild animals, because they usually move for only three reasons: partner search, defence and hunting. The rest of the day they sleep in the shade. To obtain really good pictures, you need a lot of time and patience. With lions you should focus on one animal, keep the camera ready in standby and wait until the lion is more active and is in front of a beautiful background after sleeping.

Lions, leopards & other cats

Padlangs - Upcycling in rural Namibia

10. January 2020, koney - Discover Namibia

I’m always inspired when driving around Namibia, a country that holds such an important place in my heart. Something that I always notice on my journeys is how innovative Namibians are. I recently became familiar with a new term – ‘upcycling’. Unlike recycling, which enables you to reuse the raw material again, upcycling refers to creatively reusing discarded objects to produce something different with added value. And we Namibians are so good at it.

Padlangs - Upcycling in rural Namibia

A lodge fit for a king: Welcome Etosha King Nehale

27. December 2019, koney - Tourism, Discover Namibia

Gondwana Collection’s newest lodge opens doors to tourism in northern Namibia. A grand entrance is apt for momentous occasions like this one, when a major lodge group moves into the area north of Etosha National Park that has never featured prominently on the tourist map. Dubbed ‘Owamboland’ in the past, the four Owambo regions - Oshikoto, Oshana, Ohangwena and Omusati - are home to the largest ethnic group in Namibia, the Aawambo people. The four regions fit snugly to the north of the popular national park like a crown on a princess’s head.

A lodge fit for a king: Welcome Etosha King Nehale

"I want to learn to play them all."

06. December 2019, koney - Discover Namibia

Bongo, marimba, drums or perhaps the piano? Choices can be tough. But not for Kati. The seven-year-old, whose full name is Elijah Hwande, wants to learn to play them all, he says. Just a year ago Kati was unable to recognise different colours, he did not know how to count and he hardly said a word because he could not speak any language properly. But as soon as a bongo drum was placed in front of him, he started to play it with enthusiasm and a sense of rhythm.

"I want to learn to play them all."

Ohlthaver & List turns 100

15. October 2019, bernd - Gondwana Collection, Discover Namibia

Carl Julius List (1880 – 1959), a banker by profession, arrived in the German colony of South West Africa in 1905 to take charge of the finance division – later the banking division – of the Damara und Namaqua Trading Company. In 1920 he and Hermann Ohlthaver (1883 –1979) as the two partners of Ohlthaver & List entered the beer brewing business and invested a significant amount of money in the Felsenkeller-Brauerei.

Ohlthaver & List turns 100

People in Namibia, photographic encounters on the journey

10. September 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

Animals and landscapes are probably the main subjects on the photos that you bring home from a journey. But what about the people you meet? Usually, people play an important part of the journey. Human encounters occupy our mind as much as the animals and the landscape. They provide an emotional connection to a place, and scenes from everyday life show us how they live in that particular area. People should therefore feature in every travel story.

People in Namibia, photographic encounters on the journey

H.E.S.S. Telescope in Namibia explores universe

23. August 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

Namibia's clear night skies away from the larger cities are internationally known among hobby astronomers. Lesser known is the fact that about 100 km west of Windhoek, at 1,800 m altitude, there are several huge reflecting telescopes near the majestic Gamsberg, looking for cosmic rays since 2002 for scientific purposes. Around 260 scientists of 40 scientific institutes from 13 countries, including Namibia, are involved in the H.E.S.S. project at Farm Göllschau, the world's largest reflector telescope system for gamma rays.

H.E.S.S. Telescope in Namibia explores universe

The life journey of Sebastian Ndeitunga

24. July 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

The Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga, takes a long look at the collapsed corrugated iron shack and the parched tree next to it. Some 30 metres away is an old water reservoir built from bricks and the outline of a sheep kraal can still be seen. “This is where I lived on my own as a boy for more than a year and looked after 601 Karakul sheep. I never dreamed that one day I would return here in a helicopter and hold the position of Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force”, Ndeitunga says. 

The life journey of Sebastian Ndeitunga

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

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