Cullinan Namibia is committed to conservation efforts and charitable initiatives. As part of Cullinan Holdings, a subsidiary of The Travel Corporation, we know that travel is a powerful instrument for change, and that it is our responsibility to protect the places we explore.
Namibia has the proud heritage of being the first country in Africa to incorporate protection of the environment into its constitution. The efforts of the country’s conservancies and non-profit organisations, together with government support, have seen lion, cheetah, black rhino, zebra and other wildlife populations successfully restored; while ecotourism initiatives across the board have generated sustainable incomes among numerous communities.
To embody this spirit, Cullinan Namibia is committed to giving back to the communities and environments in which we operate; to create awareness around conservation in Namibia and to provide experiences that allow for a deeper understanding of our country’s history and culture.
We know that travel is a powerful instrument for change, and that it is our responsibility to protect the places we explore, which is why we’re committed to giving back to the communities and environments in which we operate.
The Rhino Ride
After years of calm, Namibia’s recent rhino poaching statistics paint a grim picture of a country celebrated for its conservation efforts. At the current poaching rate, rhinos may be extinct within a few years. The Rhino Ride was founded to create awareness and provide sustainable support towards the fight against rhino poaching, and offers a platform for tourism and business partners to get involved and actively contribute towards safeguarding our rhinos for our future generations.
In Namibia, The Rhino Ride project supports the large-scale anti-poaching surveillance project, The Next Generation Conservation Trust; and in South Africa, the Chipembere Rhino Foundation – a privately run, non-profit organisation committed to protecting and conserving Africa’s rhinos.
The TreadRight Foundation
The TreadRight Foundation, established by The Travel Corporation, is a not-for-profit organisation that works towards ensuring the environment and communities in which its brands operate remain vibrant and preserved for generations to come. Established and funded as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation has supported more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide.
The TreadRight Foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities.
By providing grants to organisations that promote sustainability in different destinations, TreadRight hopes to maintain the natural attractions across the world that define each unique region.