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It’s a lifestyle: Clip-clopping donkey carts of rural Namibia

08. November 2017, inke - Culture, Discover Namibia

While driving southwards along the main road of Namibia from Windhoek, something suddenly catches your eye in the periphery of your vision. Hurtling along – at donkey speed – is a team of clip-clopping donkeys pulling a customised cart and its passengers, on their way to visit neighbours, to transport wares or making their way home. This will be the first of many of the colourful donkey carts you will see as you explore the countryside. Welcome to Namibia!

It’s a lifestyle: Clip-clopping donkey carts of rural Namibia

Selected boat trips temporarily suspended from September to December

06. November 2017, inke - Gondwana Collection

When one sees the local Rundu inhabitants wading through the Okavango on foot, it is clear: Unfortunately, boat trips for guests at Hakusembe River Lodge have been stopped temporarily. This is due to the low water levels in the river. The Chobe River might also be affected and with it the activities at the Chobe River Camp.

Selected boat trips temporarily suspended from September to December

Namibian Economics to the Point – October 2017

02. November 2017, inke - Economics

Several Namibian Regions received the first good rainfall at the end of October, while the meteorological authority predicts a normal to just below normal rainfall this rainy season. Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged this month. The Bank of Namibia kept its repo rate unchanged at 6.75 percent in October. Inflation for September increased slightly to 5.6 percent.

Namibian Economics to the Point – October 2017

Zambezi Mubala Lodge welcomes first guests

01. November 2017, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

The Gondwana Collection’s newest lodge, the Zambezi Mubala Lodge in the far east of the Zambezi Region, is excitedly awaiting the arrival of the first guests on 1 November. Guests are ferried to the lodge by boat. The boat trip gives guests an idyllic first impression of the spectacular water world of the Zambezi and the spacious lodge along its banks. Zambezi Mubala Lodge offers eighteen luxurious and spacious double rooms, and two family cabins with en-suite bathrooms and stunning views of the river landscape. 

Zambezi Mubala Lodge welcomes first guests

In Windhoek it’s “o´zapft”, too

24. October 2017, inke - Discover Namibia, Culture

The tradition of having an Oktoberfest in Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek started almost six decades ago. Vats will be tapped on the Windhoek Wiesn, better known as the SKW sports grounds, on 27 and 28 October, when temperatures in this part of the world already soar to 30 degrees Celsius and more. As befits the occasion, especially young people increasingly enjoy adopting the Bavarian dress code of lederhosen and dirndl. More than 5000 people are expected to flock to the two-day event.

In Windhoek it’s “o´zapft”, too

Oranjemund opens its doors to the world

20. October 2017, inke - Tourism, Economics

On 21 October 2017, the diamond mining town of Oranjemund will open its doors to visitors for the first time. Up until now, the small town, hidden in the Namib Desert close to the Orange River mouth, has been a restricted mining area. From then onwards, anyone will be able to enter, or drive over the impressive Sir Ernest Oppenheimer Bridge to Alexander Bay on the South African side. This opens huge economic prospects for this hidden gem in the Namibian Desert, including tourism.

Oranjemund opens its doors to the world

Café of the month: Main Street Café, Omaruru

17. October 2017, inke - Tourism, Discover Namibia

‘Quiche, hazelnut cheesecake, white-wood furniture . . . what’s not to like about this fine little lunch and breakfast spot that makes a priority of fresh ingredients and friendly service? Oh, and there’s great coffee, art on the walls, free wi-fi and so much more.’ (Lonely Planet) The Main Street Café in Omaruru has received the Certificate of Excellence award on TripAdvisor for the last two years with its small and simple menu and high quality of ingredients, level of service and cleanliness.

Café of the month: Main Street Café, Omaruru

Online shopping with Gondwana’s new website

13. October 2017, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

On the new Gondwana Website you can now go shopping. With the new shopping cart function you can conveniently plan and book your entire trip. You can select and pay for more than one property at once. An integrated map functionality shows the route description. Clients will be able to create a profile and account on the store. Online shopping made easy.

Online shopping with Gondwana’s new website

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