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NACOBTA: Community Based Tourism Print E-mail

NACOBTA is a non-profit membership organisation which supports communities in their efforts to develop and operate tourism enterprises profitably as well as sustainably.


Our vision

“The NACOBTA Trust visualizes a Namibia with very strong CBTEs, which greatly contribute to poverty reduction, the reduction of the income disparity and overall social stability”

“Our People-Our Cultures-Our Pride”


NACOBTA was started in 1995 by communities who wanted to develop tourism enterprises in the previously neglected rural (communal) areas of Namibia.


To improve the living standards of the people of Namibia.


  • Ensure the success of Community Based Tourism Enterprises and sound collaboration with the mainstream tourism industry
  • Source and disseminate relevant information to CBTEs
  • Facilitate needs based, purpose driven services
  • Enhance the capacity of service providers
  • Advocate at policy level in terms of the community based tourism sector

NACOBTA provides a number of important support services:

  • Training
    tourism, business skills, tour guiding
  • Business advice
    business plans, product development, financial management & administrative systems
  • Marketing
    brochures, website, trade fairs, advertising
  • Funding
    assist with access to start up funding for infrastructure & product development
  • Advocacy
    lobbying government & private sector

For further information, please contact:

NACOBTA, PO Box 86099, Windhoek, Namibia.
Tel: +264 (0)61 250558.  Fax: +264 (0)61 222647
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website:  www.nacobta.com.na

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We operate under the philosophy of Fair Tourism. Our 4 principles of Fair Tourism are: Respect, Fair Share, Sustainability, Integrity.


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