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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

The crazy ideas of a fact-finding universal genius

08. January 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

Sir Francis Galton! Is this man of historic significance? One should recognise the name though; at least every Namibian and Namibia fan, tour operator, tour guide and publisher of Namibian travel guides should. Galton explored and mapped Damaraland and Ovamboland. The Galton Gate at Etosha National Park is named after him and in 1855 he published ‘The Art of Travel’, which is probably the first handbook of practical advice for travellers.

The crazy ideas of a fact-finding universal genius

Biography of a place: Ghaub

04. January 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

As you drive through the rugged landscape of the Otavi Mountains, approaching Ghaub, you immediately feel that this is a special place full of history and stories: miles of weathered walls built from slabs of rock, ancient palm trees and buildings dating from the early 20th century. Large-format photos in the rooms take you back 100 years in time, while rock engravings in the area are thousands of years old...

Biography of a place: Ghaub

Namibia is famous for gliding

02. January 2019, inke - Sport, Tourism

Gliding high in the sky like a bird, silently, without any disturbing engine noise – gliders know what they are talking about, when they enthusiastically describe their favourite pastime. The good news: thermal conditions in Namibia are excellent for gliding. Did you know that Namibia is internationally known as a gliding hotspot with favourable thermals? The name Bitterwasser is legend among the gliding fraternity worldwide.

Namibia is famous for gliding

Namibian Economics to the point - December 2018

29. December 2018, inke - Economics

President Hage Geingob has inaugurated the Peugeot motor vehicle assembly plant in Namibia’s harbour town of Walvis Bay. Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein received an international award in Washington in early December. The Bank of Namibia retained its repo rate once again at 6.75 percent. Inflation in November 2018 increased to 5.6 percent, the national statistics agency reported. The third quarter of 2018 saw a negative economic growth of -0.8 percent.

Namibian Economics to the point - December 2018

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