What is eco-tourism? It is a type of tourism, generally to destinations that can be environmentally enhanced in ways that conserve water, promote recycling, etc. An eco-tourist is often a traveling individual with an interest in ecological and social awareness. However, an eco-tourist does not necessarily have to be an avid environmentalist. The dollars generated by tourists alone can lend a huge contribution to ecological improvements of a given destination. There are companies that offer luxury travel in Africa, for example, which guides travelers on an African safari while consciously protecting and conserving the resources of the African landscape.
Eco-tourist trip destinations are usually undeveloped natural areas with minimal damage from pollution. Countries such as Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, or Victoria Falls could easily fall into this category. These areas benefit greatly from the awareness of eco-tourism endeavors in that there is more restrictions on putting a luxury hotel in the middle of a precious or endangered land. It is so clever and responsible of these companies to be able to provide a luxury vacation in Africa that encourages the protection of ecosystems and promotion of socio-ecological communities native to these areas.
A trip to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven World Wonders located in Zambia, offers activities such as canoeing, hiking, and bungee jumping to name a few. The lodging in Tongabezi includes river cottages that include personal valet, essentially providing luxury travel in Africa. This trip can be provided by One With Africa, and is planned by committed environmental conservationists. Therefore all activities and lodging are planned according to a sustainable eco-tourism philosophy. Another trip to Laikipia, Kenya presents a journey into several community ranches and grazing lands in the wild Northern Frontier country. A tourist’s dollars can contribute to the area in that the local communities directly share the earnings from their native land. Among the numerous trip destinations and activities accompanying the land, a luxury vacation in Africa can be specialized according to the travelers in considering how much direct socio-ecological involvement one wishes to participate in during their vacation in Africa.
We can pretty much exclude a trip to Dubai as having a positive ecological effect. Though tourism in that type of place may provide jobs and economic improvements for the people of region, it clearly does not take into account any financial incentive to preserve the beautiful landscapes which resorts and fancy hotels are built upon.
By contrast, luxury travel vacations in Africa provided by companies such as One With Africa offer ways to participate in safeguarding the environment and native animals. Even by taking a wine tour of Africa or a walking safari, tourism can have an incredibly encouraging effect on the environment with efforts such as lodging in solar-powered abodes, or by recycling and disposing of waste in an environmentally responsible way. Companies with an eco-tourist agenda such as One With Africa are constantly thinking of ways for tourists to participate in conservation efforts in the beautiful landscapes of Africa.