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Namibia Road Trip

From: Jake Warga
Length: 04:49

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Come on a self-drive road-trip through Namibia and learn how tourism is helping to conserve wildlife, habitat, and culture. PRX exclusive, slated for APM's "The Story"

01-namibia-warga_small Come on a self-drive road-trip through Namibia and learn how tourism is helping to conserve wildlife, habitat, and culture. PRX exclusive, slated for APM's "The Story"

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None yet, slated for APM The Story

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[car start sounds]
[Margo] Basic road rules for Namibia: you drive on the left side of the road,
I’ve found that the best way to see Namibia is to drive yourself.
[Margo] most of Namibian roads are gravel, stick to 80 kilometers per hour, don’t know what that translates into miles...
Margo Bishop is with ATI holidays in the capital Windhoek, they specialize in self-drive safaris. There’s a major shift happening in Namibia: from farming the land to wildlife conservation, and tourism is helping that.
[Margo] The wildlife actually mean more to the communities alive than dead so poaching is discouraged, and what they’ve actually done is taken poachers, re-trained them, and now they’re wardens for the conservancies, all because of tourism.
Once I got used to driving a stick-shift on the left, I next got used to seeing ‘yield to whorthog’ signs. Then, after passing into a reserve through wha...
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