Eco-Tourism in Africa

The burgeoning industry of ecotourism has gained a foothold as a major player for tourist dollars, with arguably no place more influential than Africa. The diverse and exotic terrain combined the thriving native cultures create an atmosphere worthy of drawing visitors from all over the globe. The idea behind ecotourism is simple: experience an environment and its peoples in as natural a manner as possible without doing damage. It’s not about the reckless pursuit of an adventure or having someone in tribal garments serve your catered dinner – the point is to immerse yourself deeply in the rhythm and scenery to the extent you feel like you’re a part of it.
What will you do? Africa has nearly every type of landscape, from grassy plains and lush rain forests to tall mountains and scorching deserts – Chobe National Park in Botswana, for example, has almost all of that in just 4,500 square miles! This variety allows visitors to experience nature on their own terms, which might mean a leisurely safari through Amboseli National Park in Kenya or an expedition to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in nearby Tanzania. Maybe you would prefer to feast your eyes on the thundering power of Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe or watch the sunset over the sprawling grasslands of Kruger National Park in South Africa. Your options are limited only by what you wish to see.
If you want the purest understanding of how wildlife moves about an untreated habitat, there is no better choice than a safari. Before you decide on which one to take, figure out if you would like to see the “Big Five” – lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and the endangered black rhino. Most countries have dozens of companies for you to choose from and, depending on your location, the animals will roam free across the savannah or be enclosed in wide open “camps.” (The black rhino, in particular, is protected from interaction with other animals, as they are attempting to grow the population.) For a real treat, take a hot air balloon ride over Maasai Mara park during the Great Migration: more than two million animals traverse hundreds of miles in search of grazing lands in July and October.
Wherever you decide to go, you’ll want to load up the camera and make sure you have plenty of fresh batteries – the scenery will be spectacular. And, because you’ve decided on an Eco Tour, you can be sure Mother Nature won’t be harmed, either. Begin your search by clicking one of the links below:
  • Eco Tour in Algeria
  • Eco Tour in Botswana
  • Eco Tour in Congo
  • Eco Tour in Egypt
  • Eco Tour in Ghana
  • Eco Tour in Kenya
  • Eco Tour in Malawi
  • Eco Tour in South Africa
  • Eco Tour in Tanzania
  • Eco Tour in Zambia
  • Eco Tour in Zimbabwe