In Namibia last year during the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit, the Adventure Travel Trade Association collaborated with World Wildlife Fund to tell Namibia’s compelling conservation story to delegates and media. WWF has continued that work since the Summit and is making some of their high-quality video footage available to media and tour operators and encouraging you to share them through your media outlets. Please use these beautiful stories to spread the word about Namibia and help adventure travelers be more aware of conservation efforts in the region.
Only in Namibia – 1:09 – Useful for Destination Marketing
If Namibia is not on your bucket list, it should be now. Only in Namibia can you experience breath-taking landscapes, vibrant populations of lions, cheetahs, rhinos and elephants, and a nation of people whose livelihoods and future are bound to wildlife’s freedom to roam. Come experience the most remarkable story Africa has to tell.
Pride of Namibia – 6:04 – Compelling & Informative for Conservation Tourism
Namibia is home to the greatest wildlife recovery story ever told. Pride of Namibia tells the story of communities committed to protecting wildlife, of a nation that has enshrined conservation into its constitution, and the future of responsible travel – tourism that directly benefits the people who give wildlife freedom to roam.
The Guardians – 6:06 – Artistic Narrative of a Man, His Village, Wildlife and Tourism
Across Africa today wildlife is disappearing and its story is grim. Yet there is one powerfully bright spot – Namibia – where its people have made the commitment to live with and protect their wildlife.
The Guardians tells the story of Jantjie Rhyn, a farmer from one of Namibia’s vibrant communal conservancies. Despite the dangers of living with lions and other free-roaming wildlife, Jantjie and his community are committed to their protection because responsible tourism and national pride make his wildlife worth more alive than dead. He represents one in five Namibians that are directly involved in conservation, making him a true guardian of Africa’s natural legacy. Namibians like Jantjie are showing the world how to improve wildlife and a community all at once.
Adventure Travel in Namibia – 3:44 – Adventure Storytelling from ATTA Sponsored by Namibia Tourism
During the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit over 650 adventure travel industry professionals had the chance to experience adventures around Namibia from wildlife viewing, mountain biking and sand skiing to meeting local tribes, learning about communal conservancies and hiking Namibia’s giant red sand dunes. This video shares some of the travel highlights and the energy of Namibia.
Please let us know if you find these videos useful and if you find a place for them where travelers can be inspired by the story of conservation and tourism in Namibia.