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Bass Angling Association runs out of water

28. May 2019, inke - Sport

Eleven members of the Namibia Bass Angling Association (NBAA) gathered at Oanob Dam on the weekend of 27 and 28 April 2019 in an attempt to qualify for the international 2020 Bass Nation Championship in the United States. Determining factors for good results are accurate throwing, patience, knowing the area and the behaviour of the fish, the choice of fishing tackle and artificial lures, as well as a little bit of luck.

Bass Angling Association runs out of water

Oasis in Windhoek - the national botanical garden

24. May 2019, inke - Tourism

The only botanical garden in Namibia is located in Windhoek and is less known than the Zoo Garden or the Parliament Garden. It lies just a few hundred metres further south hidden on a hill in the direction of Klein Windhoek. A visit to the national botanical garden is definitely worth it. A patch of wilderness in the middle of the capital can be found here, with hiking trails and benches with beautiful views. The twelve-hectare site also houses the building of Namibia's National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI).

Oasis in Windhoek - the national botanical garden

The Etosha Pan holds fossils of mammoths and prehistoric antelopes

21. May 2019, inke - Environment

Once upon a time when mammoths roamed northern Namibia and the Etosha Pan. The South African mammoth was more than 3.5 metres tall and weighed nine tons. Fossils of this species have been discovered in the Ekuma Delta. Experts like French palaeontologist Professor Martin Pickford need just one bone, a tooth or a snail shell to identify the species which has been extinct for millions of years. 

The Etosha Pan holds fossils of mammoths and prehistoric antelopes

Germany will return 500-year-old cross to Namibia

17. May 2019, inke - Culture

The ancient, over 500-year-old stone pillar with a cross on its top in the German Historical Museum in Berlin, which was originally erected by Portuguese seafarers on Namibia's coast, will return to the African country. The return to Namibia was announced by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media at a press conference on Friday, 17 May 2019 in Berlin. 

Germany will return 500-year-old cross to Namibia

Hello Owamboland!

17. May 2019, inke - Tourism, Discover Namibia

When you step into the Owambo regions in northern Namibia, be ready for a world of colour and culture unlike anywhere else in the country. Spend a day with a difference. Here, in Owamboland, the traditional and modern worlds merge so smoothly that it is possible to visit a traditional African homestead in the same afternoon as a shopping spree at one of the new malls.

Hello Owamboland!

Promoting e-powering in Namibia: The 7-Rivers Journey of Discovery

13. May 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection

On 13 May 2019, Steve Galloway pedalled off on a 4000-kilometre journey to promote E-powering and environmental awareness. His two-month road trip will traverse the country from the south to the north, incorporating Namibia’s perennial rivers. Steve is a well-known figure from the banking and mining sectors, and more recently also the tourism sector as the chairperson of the Gondwana Collection Namibia.

Promoting e-powering in Namibia: The 7-Rivers Journey of Discovery

Mining and gemstones in Namibia

10. May 2019, inke - Economics, Tourism

Namibia is not only regarded as a touristic gem waiting to be discovered by travellers from all over the world, the country has many hidden gems in the literal sense of the word. Tourists love to take home a lasting memory from their trip to Namibia. Many semi precious stones found in Namibia are beautifully transformed by local goldsmiths into jewellery. The gemstone and jewellery trade is a smaller, but important part of Namibia’s economically significant mining sector.

Mining and gemstones in Namibia

Omagongo Festival – An intangible cultural heritage of humanity

08. May 2019, inke - Culture

The Aawambo have lived in harmony with their environment since time immemorial. The Omugongo or Marula tree, however, is of special significance to them as it provides a variety of products. The arrival of the Marula season was traditionally celebrated separately by the eight Aawambo communities, but has been rotated annually since 2001 when the first combined festival was held. Most importantly, it was inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2015. 

Omagongo Festival – An intangible cultural heritage of humanity

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