Ault, Holly Keyes
Robertson, Thomas B.
NAMIBIA / Namibia Project Center
Gobabeb Research & Training Centre
In Namibia’s Namib-Naukluft Park lies a remote granite inselberg, Mirabib, which provides shelter for seven isolated campsites. Mirabib’s remoteness makes managing the campsites difficult, while the combination of visitor activity and basic amenities leads to environmental damage. The goal of this project was to promote environmentally sustainable tourism at the Mirabib Campsites. From on-site observations, interviews with stakeholders, and studies of campsite best practices, we found that marketable campsites with well managed infrastructure improve visitor experience while decreasing environmental damage. Therefore, we recommended infrastructure designs, management plans, and marketing strategies to increase environmentally sustainable tourism at the Mirabib Campsites.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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