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Five luxury lodges in Namibia that are worth every penny
For most of us, travelling to Namibia is a combination of hot days on dusty roads with glorious landscapes and a tent. For some however, travelling to Namibia involves a dust-free collection of luxury lodges, award winning menus and 600 thread-count linen on king size beds. I was lucky enough to travel to 26 of some of Namibia’s finest luxury lodges on commission and while on the surface things ...(1/28/2015 10:10:49 AM)
9 surprising reasons to visit Namibia
Sure it's got deserts and safaris, but Namibia also has smoke baths, star gazing and surreal shifting sandscapes.(1/29/2015 11:57:44 AM)
Geckos in Namibia evolved to lose sticky feet in desert
In the case of geckos studied in Namibia, it's an adage that seems to have stuck. In a study of the evolution of gecko locomotion, University of Calgary biology professor Anthony Russell and his colleagues observed that as geckos from more forested areas to the hyper-arid environs of Namibia, they apparently no longer had much use for the adhesive undersides that would allow their feet to cling ...(1/30/2015 4:02:01 PM)
Namibia Starts Relocating Rhinos to Fight Rising Poaching Threat
Namibia, home to one of the world’s largest populations of black rhinos, has started relocating the animals from poaching hot spots to privately-owned farms as it battles escalating poaching of the endangered pachyderms.(1/24/2015 3:54:21 AM)
Namibia Resumes Diamond-Sales Talks With Anglo’s De Beers Unit
Namibia , the world’s biggest producer of marine diamonds, resumed negotiations with Anglo American Plc (AAL) ’s De Beers unit as the two sides seek a new sales agreement after months of talks.(1/23/2015 11:56:54 PM)
VIDEO: Namibia's flourishing film business
Hollywood studios are increasingly attracted to African locations and Namibia is a particularly popular choice.(1/30/2015 10:47:43 AM)
Rhino Killed by Poachers in Namibia’s Etosha National Park
A rhino was killed by poachers in Namibia’s vast Etosha National Park, the fourth to be hunted in the reserve, the country’s environment and tourism ministry said.(1/16/2015 8:34:28 AM)
Namibia: Chinese Naval Base for Walvis
[Namibian]DESPITE the Chinese government and the Namibian defence ministry refuting 'rumours' of China's plan to build a naval base at Walvis Bay, a confidential letter from Namibia's ambassador to China, Ringo Abed, to Namibia's foreign ministry clearly states that "a [Chinese] delegation will visit Namibia ... for discussions ... on the way forward regarding plans for the proposed naval base ...(1/20/2015 6:09:52 AM)
China planning naval base in Namibia—report
Namibia and China are discussing plans for a Chinese naval base in the southwest African country, the Namibian newspaper reported Tuesday, prompting an immediate denial from Beijing.(1/20/2015 10:14:10 PM)
Namibia's CPI inflation slows to 4.6 pct year/year in December
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Namibia's December consumer inflation rate was at 4.6 percent year-on-year, slowing from 5 percent in November, the statistics office said on Thursday. On a month-on-month basis, prices fell 0.2 percent in December -- mainly due to a decrease in the cost of goods and services -- after ticking up 0.2 percent the previous month.(1/15/2015 7:53:38 AM)
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