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Aerobatics, clownery and an amazing family tree

10. December 2019, koney - Environment

The Bateleur Eagle is one of the most colourful raptors in Namibia. Unfortunately, its numbers have dropped sharply – not only in Namibia but in the whole of Africa. In southern Africa the Bateleur is classified as endangered, in Namibia as highly endangered. The Bateleur owes its French name to their amusing behaviour on the ground as well as in the air.

Aerobatics, clownery and an amazing family tree

"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."

Partnership in Europe: Gondwana collaborates with Romantik Hotels & Restaurants

05. December 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Gondwana Collection Namibia enters into its first marketing partnership with a European hotel group. The Romantik brand includes 200 hotels and 250 restaurants in nine European countries. Each region’s unique characteristics are highlighted with excellent cuisine and an experience of its past. The personally managed hotels form an exclusive collection to meet the highest demands.

Partnership in Europe: Gondwana collaborates with Romantik Hotels & Restaurants

Nedbank Desert Dash: Crossing the Namib Desert on a mountain bike

03. December 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection, Sport

It is a tough mountain bike challenge that takes cyclists from about ten different countries from Namibia’s capital Windhoek through the oldest desert in the world to the coastal town of Swakopmund. More than 1000 cyclists have registered for the 2019 Nedbank Desert Dash. Gondwana Collection Namibia entered five teams this year. 

Nedbank Desert Dash: Crossing the Namib Desert on a mountain bike

Windhoekers excited by Gondwana's Black Friday Sale

29. November 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection

The first Black Friday bargain hunters arrived on Thursday at 16:30 in front of Gondwana House in Windhoek. With fold-up chairs and cool boxes they were prepared for a long night, because the vouchers for a super special price were only available at 6 o'clock in the morning. 10,000 vouchers in five price categories, starting at N$199 per person per night at a Gondwana property.

Windhoekers excited by Gondwana's Black Friday Sale

Namibian economics to the point - November 2019

29. November 2019, inke - Economics

Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein launched a N$98 million financing strategy for SMEs and youth enterprises in all 121 constituencies of Namibia. Germany’s KfW development bank and the banking arm of Namibia Postal Services signed a N$325 million (about 20 million Euros) loan facility. Inflation in Namibia stood at 3.0 percent at the end of October, according to the National Statistics Agency (NSA).

Namibian economics to the point - November 2019

Namibia plans future water supply

15. November 2019, inke - Economics

Namibia has experienced an increase in natural disasters in recent years with northern areas having to cope with floodwaters in 2008-09; and the drought since 2016 is proof of the opposite extreme. Namibia is regarded as the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa with low and erratic rainfall. Namibia’s history of water supply development spreads over a hundred years. The water of its few perennial rivers, Kunene, Okavango, Zambezi and Orange is shared with neighbouring countries.

Namibia plans future water supply

Khaudum: In the stranglehold of drought

12. November 2019, inke - Environment

In Khaudum National Park in north-eastern Namibia nature conservation officials currently have to cope with numerous challenges: no water for the animals, a lack of fuel for pumps and vehicles, a lack of finances, a lack of staff and difficult terrain. But time and again they manage to find sponsors for pumping the vitally important water for the more than 3000 elephants, countless antelopes, predators and birds.

Khaudum: In the stranglehold of drought

A Story from the Heart – Gondwana Collection Namibia

08. November 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection

The story of Gondwana Collection Namibia began where all things of value begin: with a heart and a dream. The company had humble beginnings - a handful of like-minded people who envisioned a conservation area in the Fish River Canyon surrounds. The year was 1996, six years after Namibian independence when hope floated effervescently in the air and the first international visitors started to enter the country to see what was on offer in the semi-arid reaches of southern Africa.

A Story from the Heart – Gondwana Collection Namibia

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