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The Ultimate Outdoor Experience - Gondwana and CYMOT join forces

25. April 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Sport

Two well-established Namibian brands, one common vision: CYMOT and Gondwana Collection have teamed up to promote Namibia as a unique outdoor destination. The lodge group brings beautiful locations with exciting activities into this partnership while CYMOT provides the necessary equipment to make the outdoor experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. 

The Ultimate Outdoor Experience - Gondwana and CYMOT join forces

Season for Canyon Klipspringer Trail kicks off

17. April 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection

Imagine exploring the Fish River Canyon from as close as it gets, hiking in pristine nature with just a light backpack, dreaming at the campfire and falling asleep under a dazzling night sky... The new season’s first Canyon Klipspringer Trail is fully booked. On 20 April the 12 participants will make their way through the Fish River Canyon in the wilderness area north of the main viewing point.

Season for Canyon Klipspringer Trail kicks off

Hornkranz: 125 years ago, today...

12. April 2018, inke - Discover Namibia

Namibia’s journey to independence began a long time ago and is paved with painful events. Many of them are commemorated on Namibia’s calendar. One, however, is not well known. It is the massacre that took place at Hornkranz in the Khomas Hochland mountains on 12 April 1893. A 125 ago today, German colonial forces attacked Hendrik Witbooi at his village at Hornkranz, killing eighty people, many of them women and children.

Hornkranz: 125 years ago, today...

Mountainbike Race through the Aus Mountains

12. April 2018, inke - Sport, Gondwana Collection

Saddle your two-wheeled steed and join the 8th Standard Bank Klein-Aus Vista Mountain Bike Challenge in the unique mountain world of the Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park from 3 to 5 May 2018. Participants can choose to compete in a marathon (60km per day) or a half-marathon (33km per day) each consisting of two stages with 60-70 percent of the route being single tracks.

Mountainbike Race through the Aus Mountains

Boat tours in the bay of Walvis Bay

06. April 2018, inke - Tourism, Discover Namibia

The dark glossy shape leaps aboard at the stern of the catamaran and waddles straight past the tourists without batting an eyelid. The marine mammal stops right at the bow and waits to be given fish as if it were the most natural thing in the world. Carol-Ann Möller had warned her passengers in advance to expect Cape fur seals joining them. Namibia’s largest and most important harbour, Walvis Bay, is sheltered by a peninsula. The bay and the lagoon are home to countless marine animals and seabirds. 

Boat tours in the bay of Walvis Bay

Large paper wasps – Namibia’s bush police

31. March 2018, inke - Environment

Most Namibians, and also some of the visitors to our country, have had a painful encounter with the local bush police of the insect type. The large paper wasps are found in all the dry and arid parts of Namibia, i.e. the south and the central regions, but they are mainly active in summer. They grow to a length of just under two centimetres and know how to put up a fight. 

Large paper wasps – Namibia’s bush police

Did you know that some snakes give birth to living young?

30. March 2018, inke - Environment

A total of 24 little puff adders were born within a few hours. The young snakes were born in a transparent membrane, which they effortlessly broke through and then crawled away to hide. They were barely dry when they shed their skin for the first time. Even baby puff adders are venomous. Most other snakes are oviparous and deposit their eggs in places which are sufficiently humid and remain consistently warm.

Did you know that some snakes give birth to living young?

Namibian Economics to the Point – March 2018

29. March 2018, inke - Economics

Late rains were welcomed in many parts of Namibia in March, though rain fell almost too late for crops like maize, wheat and mahangu (sorghum). Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein, tabled the new government budget of N$64.2 billion (about 4.4 billion Euros) in Parliament. Inflation for February stood at 3.5 percent according to the National Statistics Agency, down from 3.6 percent in January. Namibia’s central bank announced that crypto-currencies like bitcoin are not legal tender in the country.

Namibian Economics to the Point – March 2018

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