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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

The life journey of Sebastian Ndeitunga

24. July 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

The Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga, takes a long look at the collapsed corrugated iron shack and the parched tree next to it. Some 30 metres away is an old water reservoir built from bricks and the outline of a sheep kraal can still be seen. “This is where I lived on my own as a boy for more than a year and looked after 601 Karakul sheep. I never dreamed that one day I would return here in a helicopter and hold the position of Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force”, Ndeitunga says. 

The life journey of Sebastian Ndeitunga

Police Inspector General visits Canyon Lodge

22. July 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection

Police helicopters have been on 26 search and rescue missions to the Fish River Canyon during the past eight years. The total cost of dispatching helicopters to aid tourists who were lost, injured or ill amounts to more than two million Namibia dollars. Recently, the Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga, visited the Canyon Lodge to discuss cooperation in search and rescue missions with Simon Andreas, the Manager of the Gondwana Lodges in Gondwana Canyon Park.

Police Inspector General visits Canyon Lodge

Swakop vellies – handmade shoes from the Namibian coast

19. July 2019, inke - Culture, Economics

Two pieces of leather and a rubber strip made into a comfortable shoe - this handcraft has become an international trademark of the Swakopmund family business of Herbert Schier. World-wide proud owners of the 'Swakop vellies' are posing with their shoes on social media and vying who will post the most original photos. The timeless and ultra-comfortable hide ('vel' in Afrikaans) shoes - meaning leather - have evolved from an everyday necessity in the sixties to cult status. They are at home in New York, as well as at the Munich Oktoberfest. 

Swakop vellies – handmade shoes from the Namibian coast

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