African Retreat Tours & Travels Ltd
Windsor House, 5th Flr
Muindi Mbingu St, CBD
P.O. Box 7362-00100, Nairobi - Kenya
Eco Tourism is described as nature-based travel to relatively undisturbed areas with an emphasis on education. It is simply about environment, culture and oriented travel
In general, eco-tourism is an insightful, mindful and participatory travel experience to natural and cultural environments, assisting the well-being of the local cultures and environments for future generations. At the same time eco-tourism produces viable economic opportunities for the host areas.
Originally, eco-tourism was defined as purely nature based, forgetting the impact tourism had on the local villages and culture. However, it quickly became apparent that trying to create a new type of tourism, which only focused on wildlife and the environment, while excluding the local villages, simply did not work.
Those countries that involved the local communities in the eco-tourism decision-making process had a much higher success rate in implementing profitable eco-tourism consequently, most recent definitions of eco-tourism now include a more synergistic approach, including the tourist, local villages and environment.
When choosing an eco-tour, ensure that your travel company:
Characteristics of a good eco-destination include:
African Retreat Tours and Travel will organize your eco safaris according to your wish and budget.