Accompanying Persons’ Tours

A three-day package of excursions has been organized for accompanying persons during the three days of the Conference.

N/a’ankusê Lodge and Ancient San Skills Academy

Tuesday 2 April

The academy was established in 2013 as a joint venture between the N/a’ankusê Foundation and the Nyae Nyae conservancy. It is a reciprocal training venture where visiting groups from the Nyae Nyae Conservancy stay at the reserve to display their cultural heritage and skills to the resident San community at N/a’an kusê; at the same time San from the Nyae Nyae can apply for training in a specific vocation through the Foundation. The academy is sustained through tourists from N/a’an ku sê Lodge and Ondekaremba Guest Farm visiting the Academy on the Reserve. While visiting the Academy, participants will learn of San activities such as signs and tracks of the veldt, fire making with traditional San fire sticks, making bows and arrows, jewellery and craft making and hunting in the traditional San way.

GocheGanas Nature Reserve

Wednesday 3 April

Perched on a hilltop close to Windhoek, the GocheGanas Reserve and Wellness Village offers stunning views over the surrounding mountain ranges and the city. The group will enjoy a game drive in the private reserve to view some of the wildlife species such as the white rhino, giraffe, eland and wildebeest. With 25 wildlife species on the 6000 ha at GocheGanas, the game drives are a very popular activity. A qualified guide will give information on fauna, flora including some interesting bird species. The GocheGanas Wellness Village is the leading spa in Namibia and has a heated indoor swimming pool, a variety of
treatment rooms, a cave-like sauna, a hydrotherapy bath and fully equipped gym. The group will be offered a complimentary massage, to provide a relaxing end to the trip before the return to hotels.

N/a’ankusê animal reserve

Thursday 4 April

The third excursion will begin with a ‘baboon walk’ at N/a’an ku sê to learn more about these primates. All the baboons came to N/a’an ku sê either after becoming orphaned, or having been rescued from incidents of abuse. Lunch will be included and the venue is to be confirmed. In the afternoon there will be a drive through the N/a’an ku sê, where there will be opportunities to see caracals, lions, cheetahs, wild dogs and leopards, and to watch them being fed by experienced guides. This will be followed by a scenic drive with a good chance of spotting some of the other wildlife on the reserve, and the group will learn of the conservation and the work they do at N/a’an ku se. The group will return in good time to relax before the farewell dinner at the Windhoek Country Club.

Conference Programme

AFRICA 2019 will be the third international conference focusing on water storage and renewable energy development in Africa, co-hosted by Aqua~Media International and the International Commission on Large Dams.

The two main utilities, NamWater and NamPower, welcome international experts to come and exchange experience on key topics relating to water storage and renewable energy. Namibia has experienced a period of exceptional growth and economic stability (IMF Annual Report 2017), making it a prime destination for investments in the hydro sector.

1

Monday 1 April

Pre-conference workshops and Chairpersons’ & Speakers meetings and reception.

2

Tuesday 2 April

Opening ceremony, technical sessions begin and evening Welcome reception.

3

Wednesday 3 April

Technical sessions continue and extended opening of the Exhibition.

4

Thursday 4 April

Technical sessions continue, closing ceremony and Farewell Dinner.

Conference Programme

AFRICA 2019 will be the third international conference focusing on water storage and renewable energy development in Africa, co-hosted by Aqua~Media International and the International Commission on Large Dams.

The two main utilities, NamWater and NamPower, welcome international experts to come and exchange experience on key topics relating to water storage and renewable energy. Namibia has experienced a period of exceptional growth and economic stability (IMF Annual Report 2017), making it a prime destination for investments in the hydro sector.

1

Monday 1 April

Pre-conference workshops and Chairpersons’ & Speakers meetings and reception.

2

Tuesday 2 April

Opening ceremony, technical sessions begin and evening Welcome reception.

3

Wednesday 3 April

Technical sessions continue and extended opening of the Exhibition.

4

Thursday 4 April

Technical sessions continue, closing ceremony and Farewell Dinner.

Industry co-sponsors

AFRICA 2019

  • 2 - 4 April 2019
  • Windhoek - Namibia
Voith - Join Experts for technical training at Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek
Andritz - Engineered Success
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