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Wilderness Namibia wins six Eco Awards

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Wilderness Blogger

1/11/2023

Recognising our impact

The environment and its custodians will always be our first love here at Wilderness. They are the driving force behind everything we do. So to receive awards recognising Wilderness for our impactful tourism practices is simply further testament to our goal of doubling the amount of land we help protect by 2030 – having an even bigger impact on the world’s wildlife, wilderness, and local communities.

Five Flowers Award

Eco Awards Namibia is an external assessment organisation that completes an environmental audit on tourism establishments in line with the African certification scheme. The assessments take place every three years, with the awards ranging from 1 – 5 Flowers. The audit covers 10 categories, and to achieve 5 Flowers, the property must achieve a 90% average. These Flower Awards go to:

Little Kulala
Kulala Desert Lodge

Five Green Flowers

The 5 Green Flowers Award is an exceptional achievement, with only a few camps receiving this high level of endorsement, having to score over 90% for various environmental criteria such as water, energy, waste management and conservation. Recognition goes to:

Wilderness Damaraland Camp
Wilderness Doro Nawas
Wilderness Desert Rhino Camp
Wilderness Serra Cafema

But we’re also not forgetting Wilderness Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, which is due for assessment in 2023… watch this space!

 

The awards were presented during the Tourism Expo 2022 by the Director of Tourism for the Namibian Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Forestry, Mr Sebilon Chikalu, and Hazel Milne, the Eco Awards Administrator. They serve as a benchmark for Wilderness, and we will continue to strive to offer our guests the most superlative experiences while remaining dedicated to increasing and protecting the world’s wilderness, together.

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