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Ecotourism and protected areas in Southern Africa - @SueSnyman @iucn
First Pan African conference on Sustainable Tourism in African National Parks


Flickr Groups

Addo Elephant National Park


Wildlife Spotting


DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage




gma in africa

Livestreaming Wildebeest Migration

Track Africa's great wildebeest migration. Broadcasting live from the Maasai Mara 29 Sep - 5 Oct 2015



Game Changer - How best to protect the world’s stock of wild animals, the so-called Big Five - lion, elephant, leopard, hippo and rhino - together with all the related animals that comprise the incomparable eco-system of Africa? Are we humans, with our new-found care and dedication, helping or hindering?

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ULINZI AFRICA FOUNDATION is a new Kenyan not-for-profit organization.
East Africa’s first non-profit that aims to bring a heightenedawareness on the challenges faced by rangers on the ground in the fight against poaching, ULINZI AFRICA FOUNDATION is dedicated to working together with governmental, non-governmental, private and public stakeholders to lend greater support to the men and women in the frontlines.
Through sound conservation and innovative research and outreach projects, ULINZI AFRICA FOUNDATION remains committed to working in partnership with governmental, non-governmental, and community bodies to achieve sustainable and flourishing ecosystems in Africa.

Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area

The Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, or KAZA TFCA, is potentially the world’s largest conservation area, spanning five southern African countries; Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, centred around the Caprivi-Chobe-Victoria Falls area.

Peace Parks
Five presidents sign a treaty to establish the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA)

South Africa National Parks Week 2012

South African National Parks

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South African visitors comprise 75.8% of total visitors to national parks.

SANParks - Forums - Map - Facebook - Twitter
Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site
Kruger National Park
Tsitsikamma National Park
South African National Parks
Bird Island Group Marine Protected Area
Tankwa Karoo National Park - Facebook

South Africa 2022

SANParks makes public its Ten Year Responsible Tourism Strategy (PDF) (PDF)

Responsible Tourism in SANParks


Uganda has ten national parks ,12 wildlife reserves and 14 wildlife sanctuaries managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority which was established in August 1996. The parks offer savanna safaris along with boat tours, forest hikes, mountain climbing and wildlife research. Facebook; Twitter: @ugwildlife

List of Protected Areas in Uganda - Wikipedia
Uganda - Protected Planet


african world heritage sites

Big Five

Big Five Game is a term coined by the hunting fraternity in Africa to refer to the five animals said to be most dangerous to hunt: Rhinoceros, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Elephant and Lion. The term is still used in most tourist and wildlife guides.










The Ostrich, (Struthio camelus), is a large flightless bird native to Africa. It is the only living species of its family, Struthionidae.






Plants: Rooibos


Mossel Bay: The Post Office Tree is an ancient milkwood (Sideroxylon inerme) that’s become one of Mossel Bay’s favourite tourist attractions.

Calodendrum capense (Cape Chestnut)

The average mature male ostrich stands 2.8 meters tall.
The Baobab tree can store up to 1,000 litres of water in its trunk

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