Taking a sustainable vacation is challenging. If you want your destination to encompass ecotourism principles and be environmentally responsible, you will want to find experiences that involve the local community. For example, an African wilderness experience should involve local guides who have a stake in protecting the biodiversity and the natural environment. Africa, especially South Africa and Botswana, are popular destinations because both countries have opportunities to experience the wilderness without harming the wildlife. Guides show visitors that maintaining healthy ecosystems to support the wildlife is critically important, hoping that you will go home and begin supporting conservation organizations.
Conservation centered accommodations are more than hotels that save water by not changing the sheets daily, they are camps and lodges that leave the smallest possible footprint on the scenic land that attracts their visitors. Guests can still have a pleasant time camping, since many eco-tour operators set up and take down the large tents and take care of all of the cooking. If you seek luxurious accommodations, there are lodges, primarily in Africa, that funnel their profits back into conserving the land and its wildlife inhabitants.
When traveling, it is challenging to assess each aspect of your vacation to judge whether it is eco-friendly. It is easier to select a company, such as Wild Ark, that offers sustainable adventures, which ensures your travel will contribute to protecting the world’s greenbelts while giving you the experience of a lifetime. Wild Ark’s owners furnish sustainable, diverse eco-travel experiences that will expose you to Africa’s wondrous wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery.
Working with their local partners who operate conservation-centered experiences, Wild Ark offers a broad range of accommodations and activities. You can choose to stay in an unfenced bush camp or select an all-inclusive tented safari with tents featuring your own private bathroom and veranda. Activities on the various adventures include hiking, wildlife photography, bird watching and learning how to track and trail wildlife.
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