When planning to go on a tour to Africa, a lot will go through your mind. From how to get there and where to visit when you get there. There are many places to visit and sceneries to visit in an African safari. The best way to plan your vacation is to read a lot about the best places to visit and in which part of Africa they are found.
What about eco-friendly safaris? How do you plan for them? Before you proceed, you need to understand what an eco-safari tour entails. It means being a responsible traveler and taking part in caring or your environment. You have to plan with the environment in mind. There are different ways or things you can do while you are in your safari that can help conserve the environment. They include:
Book eco-friendly camps
You can investigate on camps that help to preserve the environment. You do not have to do this while in your African tour. You can search online for different camps and the lodges they have. How do they dispose their waste? What energy source are they using to power the camps? All these will help you decide on the best camps. Choose those which use renewable energy sources and dispose of their waste while having little or no impact to the environment.
Use public transport or walk when in your vacation
The use of a taxi or a private vehicle can pollute the air. You have to conserve the environment wherever you go. If you love the environment and what it stands for, then you can make your African safari an eco-vacation. If the distance is short, you can simply walk to save to prevent further pollution of the environment. For long distances, you can either take public transport or share a taxi to save the environment.
Avoid bottled water
Bottled water will encourage dumping of plastic containers all over. Instead of bottled water, you can go for tap water. You can have a single bottle and refill it with the tap water. It will avoid the need to dump the non-biodegradable plastic bottles on land. The plastic bottles when left to accumulate pollute the environment and thus not eco-friendly.
Conserve water and power
They are scarce resources in the most parts of Africa. When you visit the sub-Saharan Africa, you will realize that water and power are scarce. In some areas, they do not have clean water or power. You can take part in becoming the solution to the problem by using what you have in a conservative way. For example, limit the number of times you take a bath in a day. It will help preserve the clean water and hence make to available for everyone.
Support local environmentalist groups
In almost every region around the world, there will be groups that take part in spreading the word about conserving the environment. If you care about the world environment, you can support such groups by taking part in their activities. It will help spread the world and lure other like-minded individuals to join the course. When on an African safari, you can show support to such groups by either writing a tweet or helping out with their activities.