African Travel Concept

NamibRand Nature Reserve

The NamibRand Nature Reserve, located in southern Namibia, is a private nature reserve established to help protect and conserve the unique ecology and wildlife of the south-west Namib Desert. 

It is probably the largest private nature reserve in Southern Africa, extending over an area of 202,200 ha.  The Reserve shares a 100km border with the Namib-Naukluft National Park in the west and is bordered in the east by the imposing Nubib Mountains. Virtually all facets of the Namib Desert are represented on the Reserve – sand and gravel plains and stretches of savanna alternate with mountain ranges and vegetated dune belts.

The NamibRand Nature Reserve is a model for private conservation in Southern Africa as it demonstrates holistic biodiversity conservation balanced with financial sustainability. Low-impact ecotourism is a means towards sustaining our conservation efforts through park fees.  The five tourism concessions awarded by the reserve, each pay a daily, per-bed fee to the Reserve.  The funds generated through these park fees enable the Reserve to be financially self-sustaining. The aim is to develop a sanctuary free of fences, so that the wildlife could once again roam their habitat unhindered.

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