Namibia & Responsible Travel

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We believe that with great travel, comes great responsibility.

About Namibia

The Republic of Namibia is a country in Southern Africa. The western border is the Atlantic Ocean and it shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east.

At 825,615 km2, Namibia is the world's thirty-fourth largest country (after Venezuela). The name of the country is derived from the Namib Desert, considered to be the oldest desert in the world. The name, Namib itself, is of Nama origin and means “vast place”.

The Namibian landscape consists generally of five geographical areas, each with characteristic abiotic conditions and vegetation, with some variation within and overlap between them, the Central Plateau, the Namib, the Great Escarpment, the Bushveld, and the Kalahari Desert.

Namibia was the first country in the world to include the protection of the environment in its constitution. Today approximately 19% of its surface area is protected, either as a national park, game reserve, conservancy, or another form of state protected area, exceeding the 10% prescribed by the IUCN. The broader conservation network, including private and communal conservation areas, covers over 46% of the country.

Being situated between the Namib and the Kalahari deserts, Namibia has the least rainfall of any country in sub-Saharan Africa. The winter (June – August) is generally dry.

Responsible Travel

We believe that with great travel, comes great responsibility.

Since our very first days as a tour operator, responsible business has been at the heart of what we do. Blue Crane Safaris Namibia is committed not just to treading lightly, but to making a real difference – by investing in local communities, human rights initiatives, wildlife conservation projects and the environment. We’re all about operating in a responsible manner and incorporating principles of sustainable tourism and development into the way we provide our travellers with real life experiences.

Responsible tourism is about giving back to those who provide the unique experiences we all enjoy. Travel etiquette is about respect for the land and cultures of others. The two go hand in hand when you, as a visitor, come to Namibia.

Your reward for respecting the land, culture and people is to leave with an awareness of our similarities as well as our differences, and the unmatched personal experience you will remember for a lifetime.

Here in this amazing country are some of the most fascinating phenomena on earth: the Namib Desert, the Skeleton Coast, the world’s highest sand dunes, the awe-inspiring Fish River Canyon, the Welwitschia ‘fossil’ plant, and many more. Namibia’s diverse habitats harbour rare and endangered species, such as cheetah, wild dog, black rhino and desert-adapted elephant, along with hundreds of other animal and bird species that depend on Namibia’s specialised ecosystems to live and reproduce.

Fortunately the Namibian Constitution sets down sound principles for environmental management, and state authorities and NGOs have established and manage a vast network of national and private parks and reserves, extending over 15% of the country.

If you see people on remote roads selling handicrafts, buying from them can make the difference at their families’ dinner table that night, or provide school supplies for their children.

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