Travel to Botswana for Luxury Ecotourism

25 January 2018 Kasane, Botswana

Ecotourism is the preferred way to travel for many people. It avoids having too much of an impact on the natural environment, aiming for conservation and sustainability. Some people imagine eco-travel to involve only having the bare minimum in facilities, perhaps always camping in tents and getting everywhere on foot. But it doesn't have to mean traveling with as little as possible. Luxury eco-travel is available too, and allows you to be comfortable while keeping your conscience clean. If you want to engage in luxury ecotourism, Botswana is one of the best places for it for a number of excellent reasons.

Botswana's Approach to Ecotourism and Conservation

In 2002, Botswana began a new approach to conservation and ecotourism. They started making more of a conservation effort in the Okavango Delta, where they began encouraging people and businesses to protect the wildlife and natural resources. Businesses operating in the delta are encouraged to recycle water and use solar energy for lighting to help protect the area. Tourism has helped Botswana to grow its economy, and ecotourism is starting to play a larger part. They have a system for certifying businesses in tourism that show they are contributing toward conservation to make it easier for tourists to spot responsible vendors.

Eco Accommodation

One of the main ways to ensure greater conservation on a trip to Botswana is to consider your accommodation carefully. If you visit Botswana on safari, you can stay at Chobe National Park, where there five-star Game Lodge has been awarded full eco-grading by the Botswana Tourism Board. Not only is it one of the most luxurious places to stay in the country, but it also has a strong focus on the environment. The Lodge uses an electric safari fleet for trips, for example, to cut down on their carbon footprint. Other accommodation options use initiatives such as recycling water or using solar panels for energy.

Eco Tours

Your activities in Botswana can also be eco-friendly. Many tour providers take responsible steps that help with conservation, such as using electric vehicles. They can also take steps to reduce their impact on the environment when conducting tours, perhaps being careful not to visit the same places all the time. Tour operators can also encourage their guests to take responsibility by doing things like keeping their waste with them. Eco tours can still provide luxury elements, like air-conditioned vehicles, while taking a responsible approach to the environment.

Maintaining Luxury on Your Eco Trip

It's easy to have a luxury trip to Botswana and still focus on ecotourism. In fact, your travel to and from Botswana is likely to have more of an impact on the environment than your stay there. Even if you're planning on a safari and exploring the bush, you can find luxury lodges and all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay. In fact, it's often the luxury service provider that put a lot of effort into being more eco-friendly.

Botswana is one of the best places you can go to if you want a luxury ecotourism experience. You don't have to look far to create a trip you'll love.

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