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Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Travel in Africa

Ecotourism, sustainable tourism and responsible tourism in Africa. Below is a list of links to articles and companies that I believe to be truly eco-friendly, sustainable and responsible. They respect the natural environment, the people that live there and they aim to improve conditions for both.

Responsible Travel in Africa - How to Travel Travel to Africa Responsibly -...
A guide to "Responsible Travel" or "Sustainable Travel" in Africa. Find out what it means to be a "responsible traveler" in Africa. Tips and information on staying local, eating local, shopping local, packing for a cause, carbon offsets, volunteering and other ways to appreciate the cultures you are visiting. If you want your vacation in Africa...

Can Luxury Travel be Responsible Travel?
Can Luxury Travel be Responsible Travel? An interview with the sustainability director of CC Africa covers questions about responsible travel, how to make sure your vacation is responsible, how to define "responsible travel", the difference between "responsible travel and eco-tourism, and more.

Cultural Tourism - Helping or Harming Tribes?
A brief discussion as to whether cultural tourism harms or helps the tribe we so enjoy visiting when traveling to Africa. Comments welcome.

Zambian Cooking and Village Tour
Zambian Cooking Tour and Cultural Visit in Livingstone (Victoria Falls). A great example of a responsible activity where you buy, cook and eat local. Your tourism dollars benefit the community directly and you have a priceless experience.

Ecotourism in Africa
Ecotours seem to have become synonymous with adventure tours, nature tours and cultural tours on web sites selling African vacations. If you're looking for a true ecotourism experience make sure the company follows these guidelines.

Conservation Jobs in Africa
Conservation Jobs in Africa. Resources and information that will help you find a job or volunteer opportunity working with wildlife in Africa. Work with rhinos, penguins, lions, and chimpanzees; help sustain the marine ecology in Madagascar and more.

Responsible Travel Vacations in Africa
Responsible Travel is a company that lists holidays and vacations in Africa that they know to be sustainable and responsible, both to the communities they serve as well as the environment.

WildlifeDirect.org
Wildlife Direct is an amazing project founded by Richard Leakey and other prominent conservationists. The web site is collection of blogs, written by those who are working on the ground, protecting vulnerable wildlife as well as communities, in some of the most remote areas around the world.

Cycling in Africa - Cycling Tours, Cycling Races, Mountain Bike Vacations in...
Cycling in Africa - Cycling Tours, Cycling Races, Mountain Bike Vacations in Africa

What is Eco-tourism in Africa?
Definitions and an explanation of the various terms like "responsible tourism", eco-tourism, sustainable tourism as they relate to Africa

Ecotourism News
News and information regarding Ecotourism issues in Africa from allAfrica.com. News is aggregated from African newspapers and other news sources interested in sustainable development in Africa.

Grootbos Private Reserve and Eco Lodges review, Overberg, Western Cape
Grootbos Eco-Lodge, voted best eco-lodge and family hotel in South Africa, is a wonderful place to stay. Find out more about Grootbos Private Nature reserve in South Africa's Western Cape region.

Responsible Holidays in South Africa
Fair trade in tourism is a South African organization which encourages and publicizes fair and responsible business practice by South African tourism establishments. They offer a list of game reserves, hotels and lodges that practice responsible tourism and benefit local communities.

Baobab Travel
Baobab offers eco-friendly tours to several destinations in Africa which include, Malawi, Egypt, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. Baobab only offers small group tours in areas where they are welcomed by local communities and they also support community development projects.

Eco-friendly Lodges in Kenya
A list of Eco-friendly lodges and camps in Kenya from Kenya's Eco-tourism society. A handy list to cross-reference lodges and camps used by operators who sell Eco-tours in Kenya.

Best Eco-tourism Enterprises from Travel Africa Magazine
From an Eco-friendly lodge built and managed by local people in the Siwa Oasis, Egypt to a village cooperative in Gambia, there are some fantastic Eco-tourism enterprises out there. The Africa Travel Magazine offers a list of genuine Eco-friendly enterprises all worth your patronage.

Wilderness Safaris
Wilderness safaris offer conservation and community friendly safaris throughout Southern Africa. Their Damaraland Camp in Namibia won the coveted Tourism for Tomorrow award in 2005.

Great Plains Conservation
Great Plains is primarily a a conservation organisation, that operates eco-tours/lodges in order to maintain conservation as a sustainable land use in various parts of east and southern Africa.

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