RTA winners announced

Ultimate Safaris and Gondwana Namib Desert Lodge walked away with the top honours in this year's Responsible Tourism Awards.

31 May 2018 | Tourism

The winners of the 2018 Responsible Tourism Awards (RTA) were announced at the Namibia Tourism Expo yesterday.

In the category for accommodation establishments, Gondwana Namib Desert Lodge was the winner while the runners-up were Wilderness Safaris Damaraland Camp and Grootberg Lodge.

Gondwana Namib Desert Lodge is perfectly placed at the foot of ancient fossilised sand dunes of the Namib Desert, within the 12 500-hectare Gondwana Namib Park. The lodge is located 60km north of the entrance to Sossusvlei and is a major attraction in the area. Guests can view game such as gemsbok, springbok, giraffe, steenbok, ostrich and wildebeest, and the beautiful Namib landscape. Other activities include walking trails and dune drives and excursions to Sossusvlei.

In the category for tour operators the winner was Ultimate Safaris while the runners-up were Wild Dog Safaris and Abenteuer Afrika Safari.

Ultimate Safaris provides guests visiting Namibia with the ultimate safari experience. Ultimate Safaris has from the outset been synonymous with pioneering safaris in Namibia. Driven by an explorer-type enthusiasm and determination to provide a great service, they started by operating relatively lightweight mobile camps in impossibly remote corners of the country. The company has committed itself to helping preserve some of these wild places.

The RTA awards initiated by Namibia Media Holdings (NMH) aim to acknowledge and reward tourism operators and accommodation establishments that embrace ecotourism and invest in the communities where they operate.

The awards are linked to the Namibia Tourism Expo, an annual event which brings together tourism operators from Namibia and neighbouring countries to network and market their products and services.

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