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Table 3 Comparative key parameters used in base case models for tourism wildlife viewing enterprises in the Woodland, Savanna and Karoo biomes (2008)

From: Expected climate change impacts on land and natural resource use in Namibia: exploring economically efficient responses

Parameters Woodland Savanna Karoo
Land used (ha) 14,400 27,000 87,000
Game density 6.23 3.11 0.96
Core wildlife area n/a 16,835 54,245
‘Economic’ carrying capacity (ha/LSU) 13 13 60
Hectares per tourist bed 800 218 613
Number of lodges 1 3 4
Number of tourist beds 18 124 142
Occupancy rate (per annum) 0.54% 0.63% 63%
Average length of stay 3 4 4
Daily tariffs - up-market lodge (N$) 3,580 3,000 647
Daily tariffs - roadside lodge (N$) n/a 1,300 452
Daily tariffs - mid-market lodge (N$) n/a 1,300 300
Daily tariffs - camping (N$) n/a n/a 172