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Ethical tours of Namibia with Conservancy Safaris

24th November 2010 Print
Ethical tours of Namibia

Conservancy Safaris Namibia, the first community owned safari operation in Namibia, has announced departure dates and rates for 2011 with a refined selection of tours of the North West Kunene region and brand new tour taking in Etosha and Caprivi.

The 2011 tours include:

New Kunene Wildlife and Culture, 6 days / 6 nights, US$3,400
This introduction to the remote and arid Kunene region explores the origins of one of Namibia's most successful conservation stories whilst offering incredible wildlife experiences. Join conservancy guards rhino trekking in Torra, then onto Sesfontein through Damaraland, searching for elephants, lions, oryx and giraffe. Head to the Puros Conservancy for game viewing and spend time with the Himba people, your hosts.

New Caprivi Etosha Safari, 11 days / 10 nights or 10 days / 9 nights, US$6,500
The new Conservancy Safaris itinerary takes guests on a journey of discovery from game rich Etosha National Park through Namibia's Caprivi Strip, the narrow finger of land in the far north east of Namibia bordering Angola, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, culminating at Victoria Falls. The trip also operates in reverse.

Exclusive Specialised Safaris, 5 days / 4 nights, US$3,750
The Specialised Safaris, unique to Conservancy Safaris, enable visitors to spend time with internationally renowned specialists for exceptional wildlife encounters in small, intimate groups. Guests join knowledgeable conservationists in the day?to?day running of their projects for an authentic and in?depth experience. The itineraries are flexible to mirror game movements and the priorities of the projects.

* Desert Lion Safari with Dr Philip Stander: 29th May - 2nd June; 21st - 25th September; 8th - 12th October; 7th - 11th November 2011
* Kaokoland Naturally with Steve Braine: 20th - 24th April 2011
* Conservation and Culture with Garth Owen?Smith and Dr Margaret Jacobsohn: 31st July - 4th August 2011 and 27th October - 31st October 2011
* Desert Elephant Project Safari with Dr Keith Leggett: 15th - 19th November 2011

Expanded Kunene Kaleidoscope, 10 days / 9 nights, US$5,100
A safari designed to provide the ultimate wildlife, conservation and indigenous culture experience. The tour has been expanded for 2011 to take in more of this dramatic region including Wereldsend and the headquarters for the Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC), the founders of Namibia's successful community based natural resource management. Guests will also stay at the new luxury Etambura Camp.

Conservancy Safaris' tours into Kunene in the remote north-western Namibia offer more than a holiday. They are authentic, colourful, intimate and spectacular kaleidoscopes of experiences in a place of wild beauty where wildlife and people co-exist. Safaris are intimate with a maximum of nine people per departure. Kunene consists of five major community-managed conservancies with a combined area of 13,500 sq km and a population of only 1,800. Ownership of Kunene Conservancy Safaris is vested in the community conservancies of Puros, Sanitatas, Okonjombo, Orupembe and Marienfluss.

Conservancy Safaris is expanding its responsible tourism model to include further conservancies in the Caprivi-Etosha region of Namibia for 2011.

Kamili represents a portfolio of over 40 hand-picked, independent African camps and lodges with a focus on quality and value for money. Each 4 and 5 star partner in the Kamili portfolio has been personally visited and appraised. Accommodation is intimate, small scale and sensibly priced, the 'top end of mid market', with a handful of more luxurious properties.

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Ethical tours of Namibia