Eco-Cultural Tourism Namibia Press Release

Written by: Chief Ankama & Alan Hendry | Posted on: | Category:

The information here contained is meant to introduce to you Eco-Cultural Tourism Namibia, established to showcase and promote cultural values of indigenous Namibians to the people of the world. It is spearheaded by Dr. SC Ankama of Ntunda Lodge and Alan Hendry of iMediaNamibia.com.

It’s webpage is a display board of Namibia’s cultural events to the world with the aim to attract international visitors to our country. This will contribute to the socio-economic wellbeing of our people. For those with interest in Cultural Tourism, please feel free to share your ANNUAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS with Eco-Cultural Tourism Namibia Webpage https://eco-culturaltourisnamibia.com/ for a free display to enable would be interested international visitors to plan in advance for their attendance. For detailed information on Eco-cultural Tourism Namibia aims and objectives, please read what follows here below;.

What is Eco-cultural Tourism Namibia?

“Eco-cultural tourism is a concept where both ecological and cultural aspects of a landscape are combined together creating a tourist paradise. It is travel to destinations where both cultural and natural endowments are the prime attractions and thereby considered to be a potential strategy to support conservation of natural habitats along with economic sustainability particularly to indigenous communities”. (https://www.researchgate.net/scientific- contributions/2115005260_Cajee_Laitpharlang)

Tourism related to both ecological and cultural attributes is becoming increasingly prevalent around the world [1-2] though travel to tourism sites of natural and cultural significance have existed at least since the time of Greek Antiquity, as reflected by Hellenistic world’s invention of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is reported that in more recent times, 157 countries have ratified the World Heritage Convention of 1972 (protecting the world's cultural and natural heritage) and 582 sites are inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list (ibid).

Eco-Cultural tourism Namibia therefore is established to promote and enhance cultural values of indigenous Namibians to the people of the world. It’s first meeting took place on 12 July 2019 at Ntunda lodge in Oshakati West and was attended amongst others by King Taapopi of Uukwaludhi, Chief Ndilimani Ipumbu of Uukwambi Traditional Authorities respectively as well as several representatives amongst others from Okatana Roman Catholic Church, specific identified cultural groups, women projects and heritages cites.

The launch of Eco-Cultural Tourism Namibia Webpage fills the vacuum that is left by wildlife tourism. Eco-Cultural Tourism Namibia WILL HAVE 2 WEBSITES 1.www.Eco-CulturalTourismNamibia.com For all our registered and paid up members 2. Another site Eco-CulturalTours will be registered. A global webpage showing the client/ tourists all details of ECTON paid up members including websites, products and all other relevant information. The webpage www.Eco-CulturalTourismNamibia.com is operational and you are encouraged to visit it, read through register your entity, SME or company free of charge or even subscribe. For specific information, please call Alan Hendry +264 811285299 or Chief Ankama +264812818722