Only in Namibia

Sunrise over the dunes in the Namib Desert
Sunrise over the dunes in the Namib Desert

Are you looking for a new destination to bring groups of outdoor enthusiasts? Are your incentive clients also new-experience seekers? Do you look to inspire your attendees in every meeting or incentive trip you plan?

It’s time to consider Namibia.

The editors of AFAR magazine recently awarded Namibia a spot on their coveted “Where To Go” list. The Adventure Travel Trade Association selected Namibia to host its 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS), a wildly successful event that brought 750 travel professionals together for an amazing week of business and adventure in the Namib Desert.

Namibia’s cachet is growing all the time, so what makes this Southern African destination, known for adventure, conservation and the world’s most stunning landscapes, worth a look for meeting, events and incentive travel?

Namibia is a democratic nation in the southwest corner of the continent of Africa. Slightly more than half the size of Alaska, Namibia is a large, sparsely populated country that boasts stunning and diverse landscapes, unlike anywhere else on earth. Visitors can expect to see national parks teeming with wildlife, colored deserts, dazzling coastlines, sweeping sand dunes and colonial cities.

Despite its sizable landmass and beautiful setting, the country is one of the least densely populated in the world and has only 2.3 million inhabitants. Locals are very hospitable and proud of their country and culture. Resource conservation was written into the country’s constitution, and it pervades daily life. The country has a considerable conservation mission, and 44% of the country is under conservation management, including 100% of the coastline.

Namibia is among the most modern destinations in Africa, offering first-rate levels of service, accommodation, and infrastructure necessary for meetings and incentive travelers. Some even call the capital city of Windhoek the most modern city in Africa.

The destination can accommodate up to 2,000 attendees in multiple venues. The majority of meeting venues are located in Windhoek and the coastal gem of Swakopmund, but there are other venues scattered around the country. Namibia is happy to host larger conferences and events, but the ideal meeting size is 50-75 attendees. Namibia naturally excels at board retreats, incentives and gatherings which require creative thinking and team building, providing an ideal location for planners in search of something truly unique and special for their clients.