Namibia luxury wildlife expedition
Description of Namibia luxury wildlife expedition
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As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetSupporting local conservation foundations & trusts
Part of our ethos as a tour operator is to give back to the community but also to protect the environment we immerse ourselves in. In this expedition, we visit many conservancies whose aim is to protect the local environment and the wildlife that call them home. As such, we support the Desert Lion Project, Save the Rhino Trust and The AfriCat Foundation.
We are passionate about minimising the negative impacts that tourism may cause. A pillar of our travel philosophy is our belief in small group sizes. Our maximum capacity for this trip to Namibia is just 10 travellers. Not only does this minimise the negative impacts on the destinations we visit, but it also provides a more immersive and intimate local travel experience.
Reducing use of Single-use plastics
All of our travellers to Namibia are provided with cloth bags and reusable water bottles at the beginning of their trip to help them avoid single-use plastics such as plastic shopping bags and disposable water bottles. Further to this, we instruct our suppliers in Namibia to provide large tanks of potable water for group vehicles. We also encourage the hotels and lodges that host our groups to provide safe and reliable water at refill stations. These simple but effective measures can have a considerable impact and drastically reduce the amount of waste generated during each expedition. It also has the added benefit of helping our Namibian partners operate in a more sustainable manner.
PeopleSupporting local projects & communities
The expeditions we run in Namibia passes through the co-owner conservancies and contribute to the local economy, which links tourism directly to conservation by staying in conservancy owned camp sites. Conservancies use these funds and other income from tourism to pay for their conservancy game guards, lion rangers and community rhino monitors.
We want to make sure that as much money as possible generated from our expeditions stays in Namibia. We work with local guides and drivers and purchase from a range of local suppliers to ensure the economic benefits of travel are spread amongst the local communities in the destinations we visit.
We avoid using large international chain hotels and campsites, and instead across Nambia work with locally owned properties such as Onduli Ridge in the Doro Nawas Conservancy and Camp Sossus in the private Namib Tsaris Conservancy. Our experiences are also tailored to benefit local communities and provide meaningful connections with them – such as our experience with our hosts from the Himba tribe, who share with our group their efforts to manage and protect wildlife.