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Celebrating the Ûiba-Ôas crystal market

13. August 2019, inke - Tourism

A hundred kilometres east of Swakopmund on the B2, at the turnoff to Spitzkoppe and Henties Bay, is the Ûiba-Ôas crystal market, a gemstone market of note. An array of sparkling stones - fluorite, tourmaline, aquamarine, crystal quartz, garnets and topaz - fill the tables. The Erongo Region, where the crystal market is found, has many mining communities who earn their livelihood from the sale of their stones.

Celebrating the Ûiba-Ôas crystal market

Meeting the Riemvasmakers of Namibia

09. August 2019, inke - Tourism, Culture

On the way to Palmwag from Damara Mopane Lodge near Khorixas, I stopped in at the small settlement of Vrede. Vrede looks like any other settlement along the route, but its residents have a very interesting history. The members of the twelve households that live in Vrede are all Riemvasmakers, their families having once lived in Riemvasmaak in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

Meeting the Riemvasmakers of Namibia

A special ‘house in a house’

06. August 2019, inke - Environment

Can I save water when taking a shower? How many people in Namibia cook with solar power, wood, gas or electricity? How can I save energy? How much water do I use every day and what for? What type of transport is the most environmentally friendly? These questions and many others are answered at the Urban Sustainability Centre of NaDEET (Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust) in Swakopmund.

A special ‘house in a house’

Namibia’s economic growth summit secures N$20 billion investments

02. August 2019, inke - Economics

The economic growth summit in Windhoek, which was organised to secure projects in order to stimulate Namibia’s economy, has received some N$20 billion (about 1.22 billion Euros) worth of investments. The Namibian government announced several policy reforms to improve the ease of doing business. Some 880 local and international delegates attended the two-day summit, which ended on 01 August and was held under the theme “economic revival or inclusive growth – strengthening the Namibian house”.

Namibia’s economic growth summit secures N$20 billion investments

Namibian economics to the point - July 2019

31. July 2019, inke - Economics

The Namibian government received donations in cash and kind for drought relief worth N$104 million (about 6.5 million Euros) from the private sector, public companies and friendly nations like Russia and China. Namibia seeks some N$15 billion investments for projects disclosed at a business revival summit at month-end. Namibia’s inflation rate stood at 3.9 percent in June, down from 4.0 in May, the Namibia Statistics Agency announced in July.

Namibian economics to the point - July 2019

It's Tiger Fishing Season at Zambezi Mubala Camp!

29. July 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection, Sport

Tiger Fishing Season is in full swing and Zambezi Mubala Camp & Lodge want to join in on the fun! Now we know that the rod is man’s best friend, but more than just the fisherman’s paradise we would like to cater for the fisherman’s wife as well – by offering the best possible getaway while hubby is on the water. Of course, we do believe that the rod could be woman’s best friend too! 

It's Tiger Fishing Season at Zambezi Mubala Camp!

Etosha King Nehale is on track!

29. July 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection

We are happy to announce that the construction of Etosha King Nehale on the Andoni plains just one kilometre from Etosha’s northern-most King Nehale gate is on track. The lodge is set to open its doors on 1 May 2020, opening up the North for guests. An easy overnight stop after an exciting day of game-viewing in Etosha, the lodge is that much-needed stop on a journey to the northern reaches, providing easy access to the Gondwana lodges in the Kavango, Zambezi and Kunene regions.

Etosha King Nehale is on track!

Sinking water level affects activities at Chobe River Camp

25. July 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection

Due to the current drought, the water level of the Chobe River is considerably lower than last year. With sandbanks emerging daily activities at Chobe River Camp have to be adjusted accordingly as the safety of guests enjoys highest priority. Until further notice, this Gondwana lodge unfortunately cannot offer boat cruises anymore but would like to invite their guests to join a half-day game drive.

Sinking water level affects activities at Chobe River Camp

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