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Generous donation towards the Wild Horses

18. August 2017, inke - Environment

The Wild Horses of the Namib are threatened by extinction. Following five years without any substantial rainfall, they barely find pasture in their habitat near Aus, and their survival depends on additional feeding. The Namibia Wild Horses Foundation would like to thank Mr Josef Vitus Schubert, Austrian Honorary Consul in Namibia, for the latest generous donation of 800 bales of hay, which will help the horses through the coming weeks. 

Generous donation towards the Wild Horses

Dwindling giraffe numbers in Africa, but Namibia’s populations are thriving

15. August 2017, inke - Environment

Africa’s population of giraffe has decreased at a startling rate. Scientists are sounding the alarm bell. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) now lists giraffe, as a single species, as vulnerable to extinction. What is more, the common belief – still upheld internationally – that there is only one species of giraffe with several subspecies was recently refuted. 

Dwindling giraffe numbers in Africa, but Namibia’s populations are thriving

Eternal church on a rock between the desert and the sea

11. August 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

Defying the elements, Felsenkirche (the Church on the Rock) has stood overlooking the small harbour town of Lüderitz for over 100 years. The church is an architectural gem, built on the granite of Diamantberg. Whether the patrons wanted to express that the Christian church is based as firmly as a rock on the belief in Jesus Christ is subject for speculation. Saint Peter the Apostle probably also acted as godfather when Felsenkirche was given its name, because Peter is derived from the Greek word “petros” that means rock or stone.  

Eternal church on a rock between the desert and the sea

HolidayCheck recommends all Gondwana Lodges

07. August 2017, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

What a delight! All Gondwana Collection lodges that have been listed on HolidayCheck for the past year have received 90-100% recommendations. With compliments such as “Beautiful lodge, with big terraces overlooking the river”, “Eagles Nest, a dream” , “Stunning hotel, highly recommended”, they are listed as some of the best rated accommodations of the year.

HolidayCheck recommends all Gondwana Lodges

A journey into humanity’s past

04. August 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

It is the year 1969. Man sets foot on the moon for the very first time. The whole world is mesmerized by the Apollo 11 mission. Archaeologist Dr Wolfgang Wendt from Cologne in Germany embarks on a similar mission, albeit in the opposite direction. He starts his excavations in a cave in the Huns Mountains northeast of Rosh Pinah in southern Namibia, which he names Apollo 11, and discovers a small fine-grained slab of sandstone with traces of an animal drawn on it. The result of age determination causes a sensation. At around 27,000 years old, this slab is so far the oldest work of art found in Africa. 

A journey into humanity’s past

Chimney hunting in the Namibian countryside

03. August 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

Ruins of century-old lime kilns, once essential for construction, lie hidden on farms in the Namibian countryside. I went searching... I found them, one by one, in different areas of the country standing like proud old monuments, testifying to a time when life ticked at a slower pace. The conical clay-brick or stone chimneys – kilns or ovens – used to produce quicklime for mortar, are prized relics of the past, housing memories and holding rich stories of both hardship and hope.

Chimney hunting in the Namibian countryside

A dream comes true – 5 Years of Hitradio Namibia

01. August 2017, inke - Discover Namibia, Culture

Exactly five years ago, after an exciting night and crashed computers, Hitradio Namibia was on the go on 1 August 2012 at 6 o’clock in the morning. At the microphone, a tad resolved with butterflies in his belly, sits Wilfried Hähner. With co-owner Sybille Rothkegel, and a handful of energetic employees he has realized his dream: his own German radio station in Namibia. Congratulations to Hitradio Namibia on your 5th anniversary! We are celebrating with you by launching your new CD with some of the best Namibian artists and songs and with a surprise video. 

A dream comes true – 5 Years of Hitradio Namibia

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