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Sustainable Travel

A huge part of travel these days is knowing that when you do, you are making a difference in the lives of the people you meet, in conserving the environment and in protecting the incredible wildlife. Whether it be through eco-tourism initiatives, sustainability projects or conservation practices implemented, it’s about the idea of contributing towards, and being a part of, the lasting change that will see the place you’ve just fallen in love with remain all that it is.  

We endeavour to book properties not only for their quality but also in what they offer regarding sustainability towards tourism, in conservation and in support of giving back to the local communities. When you travel with NTS you are making a difference.  

Here’s a look at all the charities, projects and initiatives you can be a part of when travelling to Namibia:

Spotted Hyena Research Project

From Kanaan Desert Retreat, this project focuses on the study of spotted hyenas of the Namib Desert to update the population density and distribution maps for this species in south-west Namibia which allows for better navigation and elimination of conflict between carnivores and the local farmers.


Neuras Projects

The Naankuse Forest Conservation Revegetation Project - A conservation project that focuses on conserving the native forests of Namibia from maintaining it to rehabilitating degraded areas. In partnership with theJolie-Pitt Foundation, the Naankuse Forest Conservation Revegetation Project constructs economically viable and sustainable nurseries and replants native vegetation providing employment, training and education in local communities.

Research Projects at Neuras - Currently they are working on studies of human-carnivore conflict focusing on black-backed jackal as well as carrying out a population study on the Hartmann’s MountainZebra and dietary analysis of leopard in the area. The main aim is to engage with and educate local farmers on livestock management to ensure the survival of Namibia’s leopard population.



Naankuse Primary School - Located at the Naankuse Sanctuary, established in 2009, the school aims to provide free education to the children of Naankuse where the wildlife, conservation and sustainability for an integral part of the curriculum. You can visit the school and make donations.

Naankuse Helping Hands Project - Based in Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek, this project aids humanitarian efforts and consists of two day cares and a rehabilitation centre for children with special needs.

Naankuse Lifeline Clinic - Located in the eastern rural areas of Namibia the clinic services up to 3,500 patients annually. They specifically focus on combatting tuberculosis and malnutrition within the San communities. This is through clinic based care and outreaches where San communities do not have access to medical care due to their remote locations.


The AfriCat Foundation

A non-profit organisation focused on education of Namibia’s youth on research projects for long term sustainability of Namibia’s wildlife in their natural habitat on the private Okonjima Nature Reserve. You are a part of this conservation initiative when you stay at any of the lodges on the private Okonjima Reserve and when visiting the AfriCat Foundation Visitors Centre.


Ongava Research Centre

Based at Anderssons at Ongava, the research centre aims to make a difference in biodiversity and conservation in Namibia and Africa as a whole through cutting-edge technology and field-based studies to learn how best to support the natural environment. You can visit the centre during your stay and be a part of putting “Nature First”.


Oshivelo Farming

An initiative, founded inAugust 2012, to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the Onguma Nature Reserve, supporting the local Oshivelo community by providing jobs and income while protecting the natural habitat. Oshivelo Farm is a 500 hectare vegetable farm, one of the top five vegetable producers in the country, located on the borders of Etosha National Park, Oshivelo township and Onguma Reserve. They currently employ 180 local people on a permanent basis of which up to 80% are woman and an additional 100 people in season. Oshivelo Farm also provides vegetables to the lodges, local school and others in need.


Sustainable Eco Tourism at Chiwani Camps

When you stay at Mowani Mountain Camp or Camp Kipwe, know that you are making a difference in the conservancy, where people, wildlife and the environment can thrive together. Beyond the conservancy they support the Desert Lion Project, a small non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of the desert-adapted lions.


Onguma Anti-Poaching Unit

An initiative to combat wildlife poaching, specifically of black rhino, on the 37,000 hectare private Onguma Reserve by integrating a fully equipped, full time Anti-Poaching Unit.When you visit Onguma, you are not only able to experience wildlife in a natural environment but help to protect it. You can become an Onguma Guardian, subscribe to their YouTube channel and follow them on social media to spread awareness.


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