Namibia Eco Lodges-Tours
Africa – Namibia Ecotourism
Namibia takes eco-tourism seriously and is the first country to add the protection of the environment to its constitution. Article 95 of the constitution states “The State shall actively promote and maintain the welfare of the people by adopting … policies aimed at … maintenance of ecosystems, essential ecological processes and biological diversity of Namibia and utilisation of living natural resources on a sustainable basis for the benefit of all Namibians, both present and future.”
Almost seventeen percent of Namibia’s land is taken up by national parks and game reserves. If you include private organizations and community group conservation efforts that percentage goes up to over forty percent of the land being protected. They also have a marine protected area and the government is looking to add more area to. They are opening up the Namib-Skeleton Coast National Park, which will cover the whole coast of Namibia. Pretty impressive! To read more about this coastal project go here: http://www.namibiatourism.org/place/namib-skeleton-coast-national-park. Their link was down but hopefully it’s back up now.
Because Namibia eco-tourism is taken seriously by the government it is one of the few countries in Africa with growing populations of the highly endangered black rhino,. Hats off to you, Namibia!
Namibia is also key in a development to protect wildlife and habitat across borders of countries, called Transfrontier Parks. Namibia’s first Transfrontier park was formed in 2003. It connects South African Richtersveld National Park with /Ai-/Ais Hot Springs Park and Hunsberg Conservation Area in Namibia.
To see our listings in Namibia, go here: Namibia Eco Lodges-Tours