You might still not meet anybody when exploring Namibia’s wild places, but you might see the signs that somebody has been there before you. Off-road tracks, old fire places or rubbish are visible signs of the increasing number of people traveling for example in the Kaokoveld. To keep our pristine places pristine, information and awareness are the keys. This is why TOSCO Trust has distributed 7500 information brochures to car rental companies where they are available to tourists for free. These brochures compile the most essential “best practices” for visitors (and locals), especially when camping and traveling to remote places on their own: How to stay safe, protect the environment & wildlife and be a welcome visitor even in sensitive areas – leaving them unspoilt and wild as we love them. Why not leave the rubbish at the campsite in Damaraland – a dustbin is provided there after all? Better not, because in remote locations there is no possibility to properly dispose of waste – it will merely be buried somewhere or burnt! So, if possible take it back with you. What is a safe distance desert elephants can be approached without molesting them? The brochures answer such essential questions in 5 languages: English, Dutch, French, German and Italian. These “best practices” are elemental guidelines for keeping our landscape pristine and unspoilt, our wildlife relaxed and alive and the visited people friendly and welcoming. Thanks for your support! Do you love Namibia’s wild places and want to contribute to protecting them? Visit our website for more https://tosco.org/
If you are planning to travel in the remote wilderness areas of Namibia (Damaraland, Kaokoland, Caprivi/ Zambezi…), please be aware that it is a privilege to still be able to travel in such unspoilt areas, and that with that privilege comes great responsibility. Past are the days, when only a few people ventured into these remote areas. With the growing number of visitors comes a greater necessity for care. There are essential rules to follow which will help conserve these sensitive areas for many years to come and which will show respect to the local people who live there. Thank you!
The information brochures can also be downloaded here:
ASCO CAR HIRE – ASCO is a TOSCO sponsor!
ODYSSEY CAR HIRE
CAMPING CAR HIRE
CAPRIVI CAR HIRE
NAMIBIA CAR RENTAL
ADVANCED CAR HIRE