• Ecotourism in Africa

    2012-08-24

    As many elements of Africa travel incorporate nature and wildlife, it follows that sustainability would be a relevant issue for travelers exploring the massive continent. African conservation efforts and ecotourism have taken off in the past decade, and today many trips are oriented around the environment and community of an area.

    Going on an environmentally-friendly vacation does not have to equal "roughing it," nor does it mean paying outrageous prices for top-of-the-line green products. There are plenty of ways to have affordable trips while still being conscious of conservation efforts. Be respectful of the local culture and keep an open mind when planning a visit.

    Currently ecotourism is a much smaller and more specialized segment of the industry than traditional tourism. If planned correctly this can lead to a more personalized experience for travelers as well as one that is authentic to the respective communities they are visiting.

    The most important thing to do is to go and go local! Even just the act of traveling to a place brings money into its economy. Making an extra effort to use locally owned hotels and services is a solid base for a trip. Pay close attention to relevant travel destination news in order to prepare for new regulations or opportunities that may affect the trip. Ultimately travelers need to do what is best and safest for themselves, but they must acknowledge how their actions are affecting their surroundings. 

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