Wildlife tourism should not be confused with a safari, since this last activity comes from the African Swahili language and it means “long journey”, referring to a trip normally to Africa, which is usually an overland journey, with the main goal of going sight-seeing or of photographing local animals.
Although wildlife tourism is also based on observing wild animals, it does not only take place in Africa. The main advantage is that wherever there is animal life, this kind of tourism is possible. And by “animal life”, everything is accepted: from four-legged mammals to tailed beasts or winged creatures. Of course, that covers the whole planet and, despite Africa is a magnificent place where to practise wildlife tourism, many American countries and some from Asia, such as Canada, Bangladesh or Indonesia, are also very interesting places.
Truth to be said, wildlife tourism has some negative aspects which should be taken into consideration in case of choosing this type of traveling. Indeed, many wild places are being impacted by the curious visitors, some of them yearning to see animals at any price. It also involves many disturbing situations and disrupting problems, specially related to feeding and reproducing.
But, on the other hand, tourists leave an important sum of money to the visited area, which should impact to the locals and to their environment. Besides, since wildlife tourism is so fastly growing, it is getting more and more mixed with eco-tourism and sustainable-tourism, so as to preserve the animals’ environment and reduce as maximum as possible the negative impacts it has.
World Best Rooms is against animal abuse and safaris to hunt. From WBR encourage travel and experience animal wildlife always with respect and care. Enjoy your life, enjoy the life of other ones and enjoy all your lifes together.