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Being an Eco-Traveller in the Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park is one of the oldest conservation efforts on the planet and as such the park is always well taken care of and kept in a tip top condition. Aside from seeing the occasional few cars as well as the odd person, you will not see much of a trace of the guests who pass through the park on a daily basis.

When visiting one of the most beautiful places in the world, there are so many things that you can do to make sure that your trip is as eco-friendly as possible, to ensure that the great work being done in the park is continued.

At Kurt Safari, we are committed to eco-travelling and we aim to help our guests make their trip to Africa as eco-friendly as possible. Whether you are travelling to the Kruger for a safari, or if you are heading off to some other part of Africa, and you are hoping to make sure that your time spent on the continent is as eco-friendly to the environment as possible, these are some things you should know.

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  1. Travel light

You don’t need to pack loads of things to make your stay comfortable, as there is not all that much that you have to make sure that you bring along. Travelling light is great in that since the luggage will be light it won’t increase the amount of fuel needed to get you to your destination. Light travel will also reduce the amount of packaging that you end up disposing off.

  1. Travel local

Travelling with local tour operators and travelling with those who are committed to conservation efforts, will ensure that any sites you visit will be well protected when you tour the area. You will also be helping the local tour company, which can be a great help to the local economy.

  1. Stay nature friendly

Eco-friendly accommodation is an absolute must as it will reduce your carbon footprint and it is going to bring you closer to nature. Eco-friendly accommodation is also a great choice because it is usually fueled by sustainable energy sources such as solar power.

  1. Travel with knowledge

In the age of the internet, there is no excuse to not have a lot of knowledge about the place you are travelling to long before you arrive. This is important because it can give you what you need to know about practicing safe conservation practices as you tour famous attractions.

  1. Wildlife Watching

Believe it or not, but there is a conservation friendly way to watch wildlife. While animals are cute and will often ignore you, you should absolutely never encourage the wildlife to behave a certain way or to give you attention. To be more eco-friendly during your Kruger Park safari, you should always leave the wildlife alone, as it is safe for both you and the animals you are looking at.

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