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Community based Tourism


The organisation responsible for community tourism in Namibia is called the Community Based Tourism Association but is commonly refereed to as NACOBTA. NACOBTA was formed in 1995 by local Namibian communities who wanted to develop tourism in their previously neglected rural areas.

NACOBTA is a non-profit organisation which strives to improve the living standards amongst the communities of rural Namibia, furthermore they strive to ensure that community based tourism enterprises are viable and to integrate community tourism into the Namibian tourism sector.

Visitors to Namibia who support these enterprises makes a crucial contribution to rural development in Namibia. It allows communities to take part in the tourism sector and to develop businesses, which will provide employment opportunities and generate income in the region where they live.

This in turn provides communities with another livelihood strategy and gives them more control and choice over their own development.

NB: Most of these places can not be reliably booked in advance and work on a first come first served basis. Therefore we do not offer bookings for these community establishments

Unfortunately we are not able to book community campsites as there are no reliable contact numbers or booking offices in places.
The only way to get a site is to arrange it on arrival at the campsite.

Community Tourism | Namibia