A game reserve body in Namibia has produced a tongue-in-cheek video promoting the nation as the number one "s***hole country" in Africa.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s alleged “s***hole countries” slur, Gondwana Collection Namibia – which runs several game reserves — has gone viral courtesy of a video it produced promoting the “s***hole” qualities of Namibia.
Last week, Trump was accused of describing immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and unspecified parts of Africa as “people from s***hole countries”.
The clip less than two minutes in length, has a faux-Trump narrator talk about its “wild s***house animals”, “an underground lake that looks just like a s***hole”, and its “oldest s***hole desert in the world”, while the beautiful scenery of the southern African nation is on display.
“We would like to invite you to come to s***hole Namibia, one of the most beautiful s***hole countries out there,” the Trump-like voice-over says.
“Actually Namibia is such a s***hole country that we converted about 42% of it into various conservation areas, where wild s***hole animals can roam freely.
“Not only is our country a s***hole place, even our elephants are highly qualified to dump large amounts of s*** everywhere.”
The video posted on Gondwana’s Facebook page, has already been viewed more than 800,000 times, shared close to 10,000 times, and attracted almost 5,000 likes. It has also been uploaded to YouTube and its Twitter channel.
The video ends with a flourish, with the narrator saying — “You’re more than welcome to visit Africa’s number one s***hole country, known to your president as Nambia.”
The Nambia reference goes back to September when Trump twice incorrectly pronounced the name of the country in front of African leaders, prompting the public to question whether he was actually talking about Zambia or Gambia.
It’s not the first time Gondwana Collection has gone viral. Another Trump-inspired video called ‘Namibia First’, posted 11 months ago, has been viewed more than 3 million times between Facebook and YouTube.
Namibia’s tourism is on a steady rise, with the number of holiday-makers increasing by almost 100,000 in the space of 12 months. According to its national tourism ministry, Namibia welcomed 1,387,773 visitors in 2015, and 1,469,258 in 2016.
Describing itself as “Africa’s best-kept safari destination secret”, Gondwana’s clever marketing will likely help continue the nation’s upward trend in tourism in 2018.