Namibia luxury self drive holiday

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£3950 excluding flights
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Duration
15 Days
Type
Tailor made
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With over 60 ready-made itineraries and the ability to create bespoke tours , Journey in Style offers , insight into little known tour and safari destinations and exclusive added value.
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Price information

£3950 excluding flights
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With over 60 ready-made itineraries and the ability to create bespoke tours , Journey in Style offers , insight into little known tour and safari destinations and exclusive added value.
More experience, more fun, more value.
Make enquiry

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

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Namibia luxury
Namibia
Namibia is a destination that you want to zoom out from to really get a sense of just how massive this country is.

Responsible Travel

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.

Planet

Our ground agents are very aware of the impact of climate on our environment. To ensure that we remain focussed on green travel, they regularly are assessed by Eco Awards, to ensure they are leaving as small an imprint as possible. They are graded 5 Flowers (the highest distinction) in respect of their sustainability actions. It is also noteworthy to record that they came first in the category DMC for sustainable tourism in the Inaugural Awards ceremony, and has consistently achieved in the top Three.
To support the environment, they encourage the discontinuation of plastic bottles. They encourage the use of the re-usable bottles provided by them. They also carry filtered water in containers to replenish this water. Every client will receive a reusable bottle that can be refilled with water during their trip.
Our agents are members of Travel Life. This is the only internationally acclaimed environmental society that is involved in promoting tourism businesses who operate sustainably and improve social and environmental impacts by complying with set-out sustainability criteria. Ultimately, when a company meets the requirements, it will receive a Travelife award. Sustainability management is all about commitment and consistent sustainable business practices. This includes our products, how we monitor and manage our impact, and how we support our suppliers on their road to sustainability. It is within this holistic 360 approach that we aim to be a long term sustainable business, in touch with our environment, our partners and our planet.
Gondwana Collection Namibia’s sustainable hospitality business strongly promotes nature conservation and social commitment. Since 1995 when they purchased their first piece of land, they have converted several farms into nature reserves in the vicinity of natural attractions. More importantly, they reintroduced game species which had once been indigenous to the area. Their nature conservation endeavours are financed with the proceeds from the eco-friendly hospitality business, which in turn creates career opportunities for the local population.
Chobe Elephant Camp proced building material but also the precise planning of the logistics in camp giving a significant impact on the reduction of the carbon footprint of this area. They make sure that every movement of any the vehicles coming in or going out of the camp is used efficiently and fuel is not wasted .

All the construction timber and furniture in the Chalets and in the main area was also manufactured on site and are made from renewable wood sources or from reclaimed wood. We therefore did not use any tropical hardwoods, in order to make a positive contribution to the reduction of the massive deforestation as a result of global demand for teak.

We also keep our power usage in Camp as low as possible. Hence we are using the sun’s energy to heat all the water used in the camp and in the staff village. All the lighting in the camp is of low wattage LED lights – thus we are reducing the power consumption notably. Furthermore, with the special design of the Chalets and the use of the red Kalahari sand, which creates a natural insulating barrier, the use of air conditioners can be limited to the strict minimum.

Another very important step to reduce the impact on the environment and the surrounding wilderness is the correct handling of sewage and garbage. Water pollution comes from many sources including pesticides and fertilizers that wash away from farms, untreated human wastewater, and industrial waste. Even groundwater is not safe from pollution, as many pollutants can leach into underground aquifers. To ensure no pollutants enter into the underlying water table and floodplains Chobe Elephant Camp is making use of its own above ground sewerage treatment plant. In addition, the garbage produced in Camp is separated carefully and disposed on a special waste disposal plant.

People

Bishop Kameeta Kindergarten:
Social responsibility is part of our culture and company DNA. We are extremely grateful and very pleased that we along with our agents , have been able to carry the operational costs of our heart project Bishop Kameeta Kindergarten: through this whole crisis...
The Kindergarten was started on 07th January 2007 by Mrs Fredericks with the aim to enhance the lives of orphaned, HIV-infected or abandoned children, and to meet their physical, emotional, social, mental and spiritual needs, all of which are essential elements for meaningful and positive development.

The Kindergarten started with only two kids and over the many years with our support has grown to 86 children between the ages of 1 month and adolescents that are being taught and/or stay at the Kindergarten. It has also become more of a place for children to stay safe whilst their parents, who are not well off, try and earn a living through odd jobs and other work.

Important to know: Clients who book a trip with us, get the opportunity to support this special project, a percentage of the income flows directly into the Kindergarten fund which we use to pay the bills for water, electricity, gas, telecom, school clothes and books. We also use this fund to pay the salaries of all teachers as well as all hospital and doctor expenses.
The Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit (VFAPU) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of local wildlife and natural resources. The main mission is to eradicate poaching in the Victoria Falls region through a programme of EDUCATION, MANAGEMENT and BOOTS ON THE GROUND.

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