So, what makes a tourist spot eco-friendly? Conservation, wildlife conservation. In other words, the proper management of a region’s biodiversity. This is where you will still find nature’s goodness undiluted, always greener. One good fact about Africa is that we did not and have not contributed to the global warming concerns, at least not in a significant percentage. That means our natural environment is serving the purpose of their creation to man. As much as Africa strives to be as developed as her western counterparts, she is also taking cognizance of the dire need to protect her natural endowments, her natural embellishments which are continuously threatened by the pressure of development.
By default, Africa as a whole is the place to be when you want a perfect blend of the tropics and the sandy Saharan areas. Both have great tourism potentials, so much that they have afforded Africa her priceless luxury safaris, unimaginable verdure and an inestimable wildlife. Africa is in the business of protecting and conserving her heritage, so also is she concerned about the conservation and development of her ever freshly green environment, caverns and water bodies. Eco-friendly spots are simple yet sophisticated nature loving attractions.
1. Mombo Camp (Okavango Delta)
According to CNN, this tented camp has become a favourite eco-tourist attraction in Africa. It has a luxury Lodge, predominantly made and furnished with woodworks. Nature is felt more closely at the sight of the fauna and floras of the wilds.
2. Nkwichi Lake
Oh dear… What could be more beautiful? The white sand, the deep blue ocean or the magnificent skies. The Malawian Nkwichi lake is simply as divine as it’s nature-friendly; a nice place to have that disconnect from unnecessary noise.
3. Nkwichi Lodge (Lake Niassa)
A vacation here will make you think twice about the once glorified industrial revolution. Experience peace, embrace it and stir it in the face if you have to. The lodge is more gorgeous in the twilight because of its lantern lit exquisite interior; therein, you can have your meals or outdoors in the sand. Nkwichi lodge offers you an ocean view in the daytime and perhaps a chat with the stars in the moonlight.
4. Majete National Park
Did you know that Lions were relocated here from South Africa to this Eco-fascinating destination? Most obviously for the quality of the Majete National Park; talk about the beauty and perks of conservation. Right in this eco-beauty, many depreciating species have been resuscitated. With such devotion and commitment from all the Safaris in the continent, Africa need not worry about endangered wildlife species.
5. Serra Cafema Camp
Located along the Kunene River, in Namibia, this is one of the renowned eco-friendly spots across Africa. This is one typical example of a side by side fusion of the tropics and the desert; quad riding is definitely in the list, have a cattle rearing experience with the Himba people; after which you have the luxury of serenity back at the lodge.
6. Tongabezi Lodge & Cottages
Tongabezi consists of a dashing lodge and cottages, all situated near the famous Zambezi river. This tourist attraction was discovered and established in 1990 by two eco-tourism enthusiasts – Ben Parker and Will Ruck-Keene; together they founded the Tongabezi wonders. Rumour has it that this is a site to consider for your honeymoon vacation or a romantic weekend getaway.
7. Sindabezi Island (Zambezi River)
Feel free to go fishing, take bush walks in the vegetation closeby; fun boat riding; or have your quiet quality time in this private luxury Island. A perfect spot to view the Victoria Falls and a great place to finish that book.
8. Liwonde National Park
Famously known as the Central African Wilderness Safari, Liwonde is one of the top national parks in Malawi. Located on the South of the Mozambican border and home to a great number of elephants. After being raped by illicit hunting in the greater parts of the 18th and 19th century, the game reserve is doing a good job in reintroducing lost species into the park.
9. Chongwe River House
Chongwe River House is an exceptional eco-beauty. A brilliant blend of nature and craft, incredible aesthetics you could say; located just about 100m away from Chongwe River. In addition to this luxury, you get to have a team of chefs to cater to your welfare and a cool safari tour guide.
10. Greystoke (Mahale Mountains)
The location of Tanzania’s national park, Mahale mountains, where Chimpanzees are commonly seen. It will be fun if you fish for your candlelight dinner and have yourself a cosy meal in this cool Tanzanian thatched roof Safari abode.
11. Palm’s Wilderness Retreat
Country: South Africa
Like the name implies, the palm wilderness offers you the luxury of listening to your own thoughts, away from all the hustle and bustle. This natural facility is found along the South African Garden Route, enjoying a great deal of the tropical beauty; it has a spa and an outdoor swimming pool appended to it.
12. Grootbos Natural Park
Country: South Africa
Grootbos is a natural reserve privately owned by the Lutzeyer family under the Grootbos foundation. The South African exotic eco-spot lies between a mountain and a sea which is home to sea animals such as, penguins, whales, dolphins, sharks and seals. The botanical features also are not hidden, they add to the beauty of this destination.