Thursday, 31 October 2013

4 Best Online Resources for the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit 

Camping at its best - N//Goabaca Campsite along the banks of the okavango river.
Photo: Linda Baker 

Swakopmund is abuzz as hundreds of adventure tour operators attend the 2013 ATWS

It's all systems go as attendees prepare to embark on tours to some of Namibia's hottest destinations. 

Here are five online resources that provide useful tips on planning a trip to Namibia. 
Find out how ordinary Namibians are conserving 'the big and hairies' - from lion to cheetah and rhino. Stay at a community-run facility and meet the locals! 
This award-winning site has  an interactive map featuring campsites and lodges. It lists what to do, where to go, what to pack and gives a background on Namibia's Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Programme

In the business for 20 years, TNN features some of the finest articles on travel, tourism and conservation in Namibia. It is packed with info on attractions, activities, essential info and conservation news.  

Designed for tour operators, TourBrief is bursting at the seams with expert, well-written snippets on every area of Namibia, along with some of its most interesting creatures and attractions. It lists activities, accommodation, air and car rental, and quick references. TourBrief recently added an index of tour operators.

4. Ministry of Environment and Tourism

The MET, as it is known, pretty much does what its name implies. There is a wealth of info here - from park brochures and fact sheets to comprehensive publications, info on various directorates and updates on events and activities. 

Namibian journalists take a lazy boat trip along the Kwando River - Photo: Linda Baker

Let the adventure begin!

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