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Namib Rand Nature Reserve


When considering a Namibia safari, Namib Rand Nature Reserve is a private reserve in southwestern Namibia.  Spanning 172,200 hectares, it shares a border with Namib-Naukluft National Park to the west and the Nubib Mountains in the east.

The area that the reserve occupies was originally allocated as farms beginning in the 1950s.  Unfortunately after thirty years of marginal farming, it was clear the area was not suitable for commercial farming and many began to sell their land.  In 1984 J.A. Brückner began formulating a plan that would use the former livestock farms to create a wildlife sanctuary and the area was eventually registered as a nonprofit private nature reserve in 1992.

The goal of the reserve was to develop a sanctuary without fences thus allowing wildlife to roam freely and without interruption.  Through low impact tourism, the reserve is able to remain financially self-sufficient.  The total number of guests works on a ratio of one bed per 1000 hectares with no area allowed to exceed more than twenty guests at any time on a Namibia safari.

The reserve hosts many species including gemsbok, springbok, zebra, giraffes, baboons, leopards, hyenas, jackals and more than 150 bird species.  It is also Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve offering some of the best star-gazing opportunities in the world.

 


 

Namibia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Namibia vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Namibia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Namibia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Namibia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Namibia tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Namibia or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

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