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A passionate rendezvous in the north – where the Chobe and the Zambezi meet

20. September 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

A passionate rendezvous unfolds in the north of Namibia where the Chobe River and the Zambezi River come face to face. Nature is a flawless date night planner, with dusk setting the lighting scene in splendid hues of red, orange, pink and purple. I would not typically describe myself as a romantic, but I have found the place where romantics can sign up – it’s called Chobe River Camp.

A passionate rendezvous in the north – where the Chobe and the Zambezi meet

Volker Grellmann: A life for sustainable use and expert hunting

18. September 2019, inke - Environment

He pioneered the sustainable utilisation of game in Namibia and advocated hunting expertise, he campaigned for game on commercial farms to become the property of the farmer and he was a founding member of NAPHA, the Namibia Professional Hunting Association. We fondly remember Volker Grellmann, one of the country's first professional hunters who passed on recently.

Volker Grellmann: A life for sustainable use and expert hunting

Chobe River Camp, the bird nursery

17. September 2019, inke - Environment

The researcher Sinvula Michael Lukubwe, who has been studying Yellow-billed Oxpeckers since the beginning of this year,  is excited. These usually very shy birds have chosen a hollow wooden pole in the fencing around the boma of Chobe River Camp as their nesting site. For the first time ever Lukubwe, a lecturer at the University of Namibia (UNAM), had the opportunity to observe the birds feeding their young. Oxpeckers are highly specialized when it comes to food.

Chobe River Camp, the bird nursery

Only three months to go – Christmas shopping in September!

16. September 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Do you want to avoid stressful last-minute shopping at Christmas? The Gondwana Care Trust has great gift ideas that also serve a charitable purpose. “Our Care Trust is driven by passion and is focused on making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate,” Gys Joubert (Gondwana Managing Director) said. ”In addition, it is humbling to see the passion from fellow Gondwanians through taking on various projects of the Trust and the companies that joined us, with a pursuit of changing lives.”

Only three months to go – Christmas shopping in September!

People in Namibia, photographic encounters on the journey

10. September 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

Animals and landscapes are probably the main subjects on the photos that you bring home from a journey. But what about the people you meet? Usually, people play an important part of the journey. Human encounters occupy our mind as much as the animals and the landscape. They provide an emotional connection to a place, and scenes from everyday life show us how they live in that particular area. People should therefore feature in every travel story.

People in Namibia, photographic encounters on the journey

Botswana descendants of Nama hero Simon Kooper revive their culture

06. September 2019, inke - Culture

The small village of Lokgwabe in Botswana held its annual Nama cultural festival in late August 2019 which was a great success. The traditional attire, Nama music and the famous Nama-stap dance impressed many visitors. First inaugurated in 2016, this festival is part of the Nama culture's efforts in Botswana to revive their original culture and language. 

Botswana descendants of Nama hero Simon Kooper revive their culture

Echoes in the dunes - An art exhibition based on ancient African tales

04. September 2019, inke - Culture

The Fine Art Gallery in Swakopmund will host an entrancing exhibition called Echoes in the Dunes, comprised of three contemporary artists’ work from 6 September to 6 October 2019. The charcoal images, sculptures and pieces of jewelry on display tell ancient stories of the Bushmen, derived from the book Specimens of Bushmen Folklore.

Echoes in the dunes - An art exhibition based on ancient African tales

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