There are a lot of private operators in Namibia who are also dedicated to the cause of conservation...
AfriCAT Foundation Namibia is currently featured on ITV1’s “Cheetah Kingdom”. This series is following the amazing work done by the team at The AfriCat Foundation (www.africat.org) in running the largest cheetah and leopard rescue-and-release programme in the world. Namibia is home to approximately 25% of the world’s cheetah population of which 90% live on farmland. Namibia’s other large carnivores, namely, leopards, lions, wild dogs and brown and spotted hyenas, are not believed to consist of such large percentages of the world’s population; however, they also reside on the unique farmland ecosystem. It is the inevitable conflict with humans on commercial and communal farmland that created the demand for the establishment of the AfriCat Foundation. Elephant Human Relations Aid Namibia’s desert elephants living in the Kunene regions are a source of great interest. What makes the desert elephants living in the Kunene Region so special is the fact that they are free roaming – their movement is not restricted by a fence, like it would be if they were living in a National Park. Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA) is a Namibian registered non-governmental organization (NGO), which runs an elephant conservation and volunteer project in Namibia. EHRA aims to find longterm sustainable solutions to the ever-growing problem of facilitating the peaceful cohabitation between the subsistence farmers, community members and the desert adapted elephants. Through concerted efforts, the population of desert dwelling elephants in the region has grown from as low as 52 members to a current population of over 600 elephants.
If you would like to experience firsthand some of the success stories mentioned while combining it with an experience of a lifetime, then you can travel with either of the following:
Namib Lodge Safari 14 days from £2997pp (inc.f lights) A classic safari through the scenic landscapes of northern Namibia. Travelling by safari truck and staying in lodges you’ll explore the huge dunes at Sossusvlei, experience the game at Etosha National Park and discover rock art at Damaraland.
For more information please call 0844 499 0901 or visit www.explore.co.uk/namibia
Namibia’s Untouched Wilderness 13 Day Escorted Tour from £3695pp (inc.f lights) Enjoy luxurious accommodation and fully escorted game drives. Visit the magnificent Namib Desert sand dunes, Swakopmund and the hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast. Experience the wildlife of Damaraland & Etosha, ending your journey at the Cheetah Conservation Fund. 3 night extension to Okonjima from £695pp For more information please call 020 7873 5000 or visit www.coxandkings.co.uk /namibia
Win the Holiday of a lifetime in Namibia! Win a 12 night self-drive safari for 2 in Namibia including a backstage pass to ITV1’s “Cheetah Kingdom”! Namibia Tourism Board and partners are giving a lucky winner two return overnight Economy Air Namibia flights to Windhoek, a ten night itinerary through some of the best areas of Namibia including a two night stay at Okonjima Lodge home of AfriCat. Here they will be given a special visit to meet the stars of the TV series. Courtesy of the Namibia Tourism Board, Air Namibia and Naturally Namibia.
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