No further details were provided about how the man died
The ministry and police were investigating and hoped to establish whether the tour group had a guide, the statement said
Namibia is home to more than 20,000 elephants
Elephants in the Kunene region are known as desert elephants because they have adapted to its arid environment
The ministry warned visitors to the country to " be cautious and adhere to the rules and regulations put in place for their safety . "