Dear guests, dear partners
Open letter in times of the Corona pandemic
The whole world is in a state of emergency and Namibia is also taking measures to curtail the spread of the Corona pandemic. Tourists are not allowed to enter the country until further notice, schools and universities have been closed and a broad publicity campaign informs its citizens about rules of conduct. All of these steps have been taken early on as Namibia has, so far, only tested 3 people positive for COVID-19. The WHO assumes that the virus will only spread widely in Africa in the coming weeks and we hope that the effects, despite the limited medical capacity, will not become too much of a catastrophe.
In line with the governmental decree, we closed our Hospitality & Wildlife College for the time being. Our trainees returned home to their families and will come back as soon as we can open the College again. We have developed a short-term labour model with our remaining team, which ensures the survival of all. Since the guest operational side has been wound down at present, each team member will take on a variety of new tasks. We are expanding our vegetable garden to ensure a healthy diet for all who live here, we are putting into practice social projects, like building a new football pitch for the team, and are repairing items, that were put on the backburner in the daily routine.
Kambaku has always accepted social responsibility and looked after its employees. It is this humanitarian side next to the economic considerations which are in the forefront and we hope that we can welcome guests again in a few months to make up for some of the massive losses of this current period.
Over the coming weeks we will take you on a journey through Kambaku Wildlife Reserve via social networks (on Facebook and on Instagram @kambakusafarilodge) and our website www.kambaku.com/news. Daily posts related to our flora & fauna, our horses and the current projects of the team will update you and intend to brighten your days.
We wish you serenity and faith and hope that we will all see each other again soon and healthy!
Your Kambaku Team