Discover our guide to the most beautiful ecotourism trips in Tanzania. Tanzania is a favorite destination for safari enthusiasts. Thanks to its large parks, it protects one of the largest concentrations of wild animals in the world.
Go on an eco-safari off the beaten track to meet the Maasai or a responsible trek on the mythical Kilimanjaro and end your trip with a stay in a small village in a guesthouse in Zanzibar. Tanzania has something to satisfy all your desires… and those of your partner!
Going on an eco safari in Tanzania is to travel responsibly, off the beaten track, in the heart of the wilderness, and as close as possible to the local populations.
Many travelers takes it a given that every lodge shall be, by their very essence, green in such a place as Tanzania. But it would be a way to forget that sustainability is not to be reduced to buying local and saving energy; it englobes a lot more of criteria and goals.
Because many travel companies, as well as local actors, see Eco-tourism as a pure marketing strategy, forgetting about the very goal of sustainability : preservation. According to the World Tourism Organization, sustainable tourism should lead to the “management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity and life support systems”.
Luckily, others regard it as a genuine effort to imaginatively dispose of waste, employ and train local people, preserve the environment and support local communities.
You can check for successful examples on lodges and hotels that manage the difficult task to combine comfort and natural preservation.