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Namibia forges ahead with renewable energies

25. January 2019, inke - Economics, Environment

Spending a night in the African bush under the stars away from the city and listening to the sounds of various nocturnal animals is a magical experience. It is unforgettable to watch wild animals at a water hole where no noisy diesel generator disturbs the peace and quiet. In recent years solar water pumps and electricity generated by solar panels have replaced loud, puffing diesel generators at many lodges in Namibia, thereby enhancing the African experience for visitors.

Namibia forges ahead with renewable energies

Namibia's smallest antelope whistles when it senses danger

18. January 2019, inke - Environment

Animals prick up their ears at the shrill whistling sound and flee. It takes a while before the whistler is identified, if he has not taken flight himself and is betrayed by moving. It is not easy to discover a Damara dik-dik standing dead still in dense vegetation. These hare-sized little antelopes owe their name dik-dik to their warning call.

Namibia's smallest antelope whistles when it senses danger

Fascinating giants – baobab trees

11. January 2019, inke - Environment

Some landscapes of northern Namibia are relatively lush, featuring tall trees and shrubs. One tree species, however, stands out due to its extraordinary shape – the baobab tree. Many myths and legends exist about these majestic trees, which appear to be relics from a different era of our planet’s evolution. These fascinating giants witnessed many events on the African continent spanning more than a thousand years.

Fascinating giants – baobab trees

Take your garbage with you and stay on busy roads

20. December 2018, inke - Environment, Tourism

It’s the holiday season! Holidaymakers are flocking to the coast in droves. They want to enjoy the beach and nature in general by driving into the Namib Desert and thus into our national parks. Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures. For many years this well-meant piece of advice was intended to promote environmental protection. Nowadays it needs to be rephrased to get the message across more clearly. 

Take your garbage with you and stay on busy roads

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