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The sky is not the limit

08. May 2018, inke - Discover Namibia

Did you know that a Namibian-born space engineer and scientist is leading a mission to Mars? Dr Japie van Zyl is currently the Director of the Solar System Exploration at NASA. As head of the InSight Mission, he and his team sent the first outer space robotic explorer to Mars on 5 May to study the planet's early geological evolution. You might wonder how a boy from Opuwo made it to the stars? Manni Goldbeck talked to Dr Japie van Zyl when he visited his birth country in 2012.

The sky is not the limit

70 years of CYMOT – success fuelled by camaraderie

02. May 2018, inke - Economics

His memories of CYMOT’s early years? The founder of the family business frowns. “Team spirit, good leadership and innovation”, he says, “that was our recipe for success. We are having a casual breakfast meeting with Claus Theissen, now 78 years old, and two companions who worked at CYMOT for decades. Suddenly the memories start to burst forth, not so much memories of work, however, but rather of the practical application of the CYMOT product range during fishing and camping trips.

70 years of CYMOT – success fuelled by camaraderie

Ruacana Falls now the scene of a stunning natural spectacle

01. May 2018, inke - Environment, Tourism

The same quantity of water that 40 households in Windhoek use in one month is currently gushing down Ruacana Falls every second. On 13 April the Kunene River reached its fastest flow rate this year when 1654 cubic metres per second plunged over the falls to a depth of 107 to 120 metres. The Kunene started to rise after heavy rains in south-western Angola and masses of water pushed south on their long way to the border with Namibia, where the river turns west to the Atlantic Ocean for its final stretch of 352 km.

Ruacana Falls now the scene of a stunning natural spectacle

Namibian Economics to the Point – April 2018

27. April 2018, inke - Economics

In April very good rains were recorded across most parts of the country, much to the relief of the agricultural sector. President Hage Geingob travelled to China for a state visit and was accompanied by a large business delegation of seventy people. Government has scrapped the 25 percent clause for black economic empowerment (BEE). Another economic highlight was the visit of a large business delegation from Iran. Namibia’s inflation for March remained at 3.5 percent, the same as February, according to the latest data from the Namibia Statistics Agency.

Namibian Economics to the Point – April 2018

The Ultimate Outdoor Experience - Gondwana and CYMOT join forces

25. April 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Sport

Two well-established Namibian brands, one common vision: CYMOT and Gondwana Collection have teamed up to promote Namibia as a unique outdoor destination. The lodge group brings beautiful locations with exciting activities into this partnership while CYMOT provides the necessary equipment to make the outdoor experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. 

The Ultimate Outdoor Experience - Gondwana and CYMOT join forces

Season for Canyon Klipspringer Trail kicks off

17. April 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection

Imagine exploring the Fish River Canyon from as close as it gets, hiking in pristine nature with just a light backpack, dreaming at the campfire and falling asleep under a dazzling night sky... The new season’s first Canyon Klipspringer Trail is fully booked. On 20 April the 12 participants will make their way through the Fish River Canyon in the wilderness area north of the main viewing point.

Season for Canyon Klipspringer Trail kicks off

Hornkranz: 125 years ago, today...

12. April 2018, inke - Discover Namibia

Namibia’s journey to independence began a long time ago and is paved with painful events. Many of them are commemorated on Namibia’s calendar. One, however, is not well known. It is the massacre that took place at Hornkranz in the Khomas Hochland mountains on 12 April 1893. A 125 ago today, German colonial forces attacked Hendrik Witbooi at his village at Hornkranz, killing eighty people, many of them women and children.

Hornkranz: 125 years ago, today...

Mountainbike Race through the Aus Mountains

12. April 2018, inke - Sport, Gondwana Collection

Saddle your two-wheeled steed and join the 8th Standard Bank Klein-Aus Vista Mountain Bike Challenge in the unique mountain world of the Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park from 3 to 5 May 2018. Participants can choose to compete in a marathon (60km per day) or a half-marathon (33km per day) each consisting of two stages with 60-70 percent of the route being single tracks.

Mountainbike Race through the Aus Mountains

Boat tours in the bay of Walvis Bay

06. April 2018, inke - Tourism, Discover Namibia

The dark glossy shape leaps aboard at the stern of the catamaran and waddles straight past the tourists without batting an eyelid. The marine mammal stops right at the bow and waits to be given fish as if it were the most natural thing in the world. Carol-Ann Möller had warned her passengers in advance to expect Cape fur seals joining them. Namibia’s largest and most important harbour, Walvis Bay, is sheltered by a peninsula. The bay and the lagoon are home to countless marine animals and seabirds. 

Boat tours in the bay of Walvis Bay

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