We travel to see the world which means when we travel we should try and preserve the world and not contaminate it as we move along. Eco travel is easy to adopt and could easily become a habit. Also, given that the African Lion, Zebra, Black Rhinoceros, African Elephant and Cheetah are all on the endangered species list, being eco conscious when on travel is the only way to ensure that Africa’s amazing biodiversity continues to thrive for years to come.
Here are a few eco travel tips to get you moving in the right eco friendly direction:
- Plastic bags are a big no-no when aiming at eco travel in Africa
- Stay at a Lodge with High Environmental Standards. Want to sleep eco while on safari travel? Then look for lodges that use solar power; are made from local materials, source local ingredients for their meals, and employ local guides, chefs, and porters.
- Minimize your footprint. Consider booking nonstop flights to 3 day Johannesburg Safaris (even if they cost more), purchasing local products whenever possible, using water and electricity sparingly, and bringing biodegradable soap and toothpaste.
- Remember that eco travel includes all aspects so don’t throw cigarette buds out of the window. Dispose of them properly for the sake of eco friendly travel.
- Use a Green Operator. If you’re serious about being an eco friendly tourist, shouldn’t your travel tour operator be ecologically conscious as well? To find one who offering 4 day Johannesburg safaris also feels as passionate about being green as you do, ask about their relationship with the communities where their safaris take place. Look into outfitters’ philosophies on recycling, energy efficiency, water conservation, and waste management for eco travel.