Conservation Award Winner
Wolwedans is more than a collection of camps; our ethos lies in setting an example in responsible tourism, the empowerment of our employees and our commitment to the conservation of NamibRand Nature Reserve - a vast, privately owned reserve in southwestern Namibia, covering almost 200.000 ha. The Reserve originated in 1992 as the dream of J.A. (Albi) Brückner – to extend desert frontiers by integrating a large number of former livestock farms. Today the multi-faceted pro-Namib ecosystem has been rehabilitated and the Reserve is financially self-sustaining mainly through high quality, low- impact tourism. As the largest contributing concessionaire Wolwedans has been designed to support and uphold this vision and has significantly participated in the reestablishment of the ecosystem for nearly two decades. The mutually reliant relationship between Wolwedans and the NamibRand Nature Reserve has proven to be a highly viable model in private conservation at large.