'Tis the Season for Giving!


As we reflect on a momentous 2020, we feel it is important to take stock of how we have still been able to enrich lives over the past 12 months. It goes without saying that 2020 will go down as one of the most challenging years the travel and conservation world has faced. Virtually zero tourism dollars and minimal financial relief by the majority African governments has meant the inbound tourism industry and conservation entities have had to fend for themselves in order to ensure that the ecosystems that we all rely on are still intact when all of this over. As a company, we took this responsibility extremely seriously and have never before invested as much in conservation as we have done this year. Amazingly, we have been able to raise and invest over N$ 4 million for this purpose during this year, thus setting a new benchmark for conservation investment by a Conservation Travel company in Namibia. 

We are extremely grateful for the tremendous support we have received over this period, and special mention must be made to the local Namibian corporate and NGO sector who have been extraordinarily generous in their support, filling part of the huge void left by the absence of international visitors. We would also like to make specific mention of Wilderness Travel in Berkley, San Francisco, for their continuing and much valued support for Namibian conservation. It has been a Herculean effort to keep everything intact, and we are under no illusions that the task has been completed. This effort will need to continue into 2021 as the travel industry begins to recover from the current crisis, and we are optimistic that our partners will continue to be as generous as they have already proved to be.

Here is summary of some of the contributions towards the in excess N$ 4 million invested in conservation in 2020: