Traveler? Here are 5 eco-friendly destinations in Africa you’d love

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Traveler? Here are 5 eco-friendly destinations in Africa you’d love

Africa is rich in culture and nature, making it a fun and relaxing destination for travelers.

For the eco-conscious traveler, we understand how tasking it can be going over lists of travel spots and not finding a place that meets your environmental expectations.

In no particular order, we have curated these five eco-friendly destinations in Africa that prioritize the welfare of the environment, offering you a greentastic travel experience.

South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa does not only boast of being one of the best tourism destinations in Africa but it is home to KwaZulu-Natal which is a beautiful destination with blue waters, sandy beaches, and conspicuous peaks and landscapes.

Not only do you get to lodge in its eco-lodges and resorts, but you also get to experience its planet-first initiatives and activities that are eco-friendly like exploring the origin gorge nature reserve or traveling through the lush vegetation of its coastal areas to enjoy organic delicacies. You could also explore forests, mountains, and caves.

Namibia: NamibRand Nature Reserve

Namibia has always been at the forefront of environmental conservation as demonstrated by including it in its constitution and is known as one of Africa’s leaders in eco-tourism.

The NamibRand Nature Reserve is situated in the southern part of Namibia and is a private nature reserve that is located in the mummy desert.

It was set up to conserve and protect the Namib desert’s distinctive ecology and wildlife.

One of its attractive features is the unique desert experience and the opportunity of seeing some of the rarest animals in the world in their natural habitat.

Rwanda: Volcanoes National Park

If you have always wanted to see gorillas, then, this is your best bet.

Priding itself as one of Rwanda’s most magnificent sites, The Volcanoes National Park is home to mountain gorillas which tourists love to see.

Apart from the mountain gorillas, the park is home to other wildlife like antelopes, golden monkeys, and more than 200 bird species.

There are 10 gorilla families in the Volcanoes National Park that you can visit. However, only 80 tourists are allowed daily for the welfare of the animals.

Tanzania: Serengeti National Park

When listing the oldest ecosystems in the world, the Serengeti National Park will surely make the list.

The site boasts of being a dual-world heritage site because it stretches as far as the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, earning the title “the place where the land moves on forever” from the Masa who are native to the Serengeti

It hosts a lot of activities like hiking, safaris, and camping. You can also visit the hippo pool to take cool pictures or watch cheetahs wander around their habitat.

Seychelles: Alphonse and Desroche Islands

As a traveler looking to tour, Seychelles offers the best sun, sand, and sea experience especially with its collection of beautiful islands off the coast of Africa.

It has thick forests filled ringed by beautiful white beaches with the bluest waters. Also, its beautiful coconut grooves, birds, flora, and fauna offer tourists a tropical paradise. You can also choose to go sea kayaking, windsurfing, and pedal boating.

Because Africa is home to far too many magnificent sites for this list to encompass all, we’ve been able to highlight five eco-friendly destinations that you may want to add to your bucket list of places to visit.

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