Namibia Exploration: Great Namibian Journey

4Cs Projects - Great Namibian Journey

The camps that you stay in while on the Great Namibian Journey are intimately involved in projects that support the principles of the 4Cs.

Kulala Wilderness Reserve, Sossusvlei

When stock fences and livestock were removed, one area was created that became home to a host of wildlife. The area was then extended to adjoin the massive Namib Naukluft Park – and became the Kulala Wilderness Reserve.

Torra Conservancy, Damaraland

Wilderness Safaris and the Torra community in Damaraland, with the community acting as landlord, formed a partnership that resulted in the 352 000-hectare (869 000-acre) conservancy being proclaimed. Desert-adapted wildlife flourishes here and poaching, once rife, has stopped.

The Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), Palmwag

In the Palmwag Concession, Wilderness Safaris works closely with the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), a highly respected NGO almost single-handedly responsible for the preservation of desert-adapted black rhino in the area. The SRT focuses on the protection, monitoring and understanding of the local black rhino population and is funded by both donations and partnerships.

Ongava Game Reserve Reintroduction Project, Etosha

When Ongava was formed, game had to be reintroduced, like springbok, oryx, Hartmann's mountain zebra, red hartebeest, giraffe, eland and Damara dik-dik. It now holds the largest population of the endemic black-faced impala outside of Etosha.

White and Black Rhino Project, Ongava

Ongava holds one of the largest rhino custodianships for the Namibian government of both white and black rhino.

Black-faced Impala Research, Ongava

The endemic black-faced impala (Apyceros melampus petersi) at Ongava is – at 300 animals – the largest ‘pure’ population outside Etosha and is thought to represent around 10% of the global population of the subspecies.