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The Western Marbled Emperor

04. February 2020, koney - Environment

After the first good rains between December and February, large white-grey moths with a wing length of 6.5 to 9.5 cm appear. They are easy to recognize by the grey-brown pattern and the jagged brownish-yellow lines on the front and rear wings. A special feature is the so-called eye on the front wings, a circular mark to scare off predators. 

The Western Marbled Emperor

Hearts around us – Valentine’s Day Competition

31. January 2020, koney - Culture

Stand a chance to win a weekend away to any of our Gondwana Premium Collection Lodges with your significant other by participating in our Valentine’s Day Competition. All you need to do is share your heart with us in the comment section of our daily Competition Facebook Post. There will be a daily winner of a Premium Collection voucher from the 1st to the 7th of  February 2020. T’s & C’s below apply. 

Hearts around us – Valentine’s Day Competition

Namibian economics to the point - January 2020

31. January 2020, inke - Economics

In his New Year’s message, President Hage Geingob announced that he would reduce the size of his new Cabinet, which will be sworn in during the 30th anniversary of Namibia’s independence end of March. Japan secures supply of rare earths from Namibia by becoming a partner in the promising Lofdale exploration project near Khorixas. Namibia’s inflation increased slightly to 2.6 percent at 31 December (November: 2.5%), the national statistics authority announced mid-January.

Namibian economics to the point - January 2020

Lions, leopards & other cats

28. January 2020, koney - Discover Namibia

On every trip, especially when you are in Africa for the first time, the desire to see predators is very strong. Predators are less often seen than other wild animals, because they usually move for only three reasons: partner search, defence and hunting. The rest of the day they sleep in the shade. To obtain really good pictures, you need a lot of time and patience. With lions you should focus on one animal, keep the camera ready in standby and wait until the lion is more active and is in front of a beautiful background after sleeping.

Lions, leopards & other cats

Jojoba oil: liquid ‘gold’ from the Namib Desert

17. January 2020, inke - Economics

A new project has recently been launched in the Erongo Region. Valuable organic oil is obtained from the nuts of the evergreen jojoba plant: good for the cosmetics industry and a livelihood for rural residents near the Omaruru River. The first jojoba festival took place at the end of 2019 in the vicinity of the Omdel Dam east of Henties Bay - right in the middle of the desert!

Jojoba oil: liquid ‘gold’ from the Namib Desert

The Wild Horses of the Namib

17. January 2020, koney - Environment

At the beginning of 2019, when it appeared that the population of wild horses was in its final hour, with no solution in sight, there was a massive outcry from the Namibian public and horse-lovers across the globe. The dire situation prompted Minister of Environment and Tourism to personally step in, and for the ministry to remove several of the hyenas from the clan.

The Wild Horses of the Namib

Fluffy little balls hovering above fresh green

14. January 2020, koney - Environment

Less than a metre from the bottom of dried-up Avis Dam on the outskirts of Windhoek, chirping little red and black balls of fluff seem to hover above the fresh greenery. Every so often they settle down on the taller stalks, just to fly up again after a short while. The colourful display is staged by numerous Red Bishop males which started to breed after the first rain and the subsequent appearance of long grasses and other plants.

Fluffy little balls hovering above fresh green

The Special Offer for the Young-at-Heart in Southern Africa is back!

13. January 2020, inke - Gondwana Collection

Gondwana Collection Namibia wants to invite senior citizens in Southern Africa to take full advantage of our special offer for the young-at-heart! All Gondwana card holders over the age of fifty (50) have the opportunity to book two nights at any Gondwana Collection property, and receive a consecutive third night for free!

The Special Offer for the Young-at-Heart in Southern Africa is back!

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