Professor Dasgupta’s landmark Economics of Biodiversity Review
mentions sustainable ecotourism as a way of protecting the biosphere. The review refers to African communities choosing to re-utilise their land for high value safaris instead of environmentally costly livestock farming. In this way diverse wildlife can thrive, financially supported by tourists who want to experience a high-quality private safari.
This kind of safari is already available at a number of private Kenya safari lodges, which have pioneered eco-tourism for many years. They provide an exclusive Big Five safari in a high degree of comfort for a strictly limited number of guests. Several are also engaged in conserving endangered species like the rhinoceros.
At Africa Exclusive, we create bespoke wildlife holidays focussing on safari lodges that operate in partnership with local communities. The price is higher than for a “minibus” package, but the experience is private, active and luxurious. Keep reading to learn more about biodiversity, culture and conservation, as well as some of the best eco-tourism lodges in Africa.