Kenya Eco Lodges-Tours
Africa – Kenya Eco Lodges-Tours
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It’s always a good sign when a country, Kenya in this case, has an Eco-tourism website devoted to that country. These people also offer a certification program.
Kenya is known as an eco destination in part due to it’s fauna and being able to see the Big Five. The Big Five includes the elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, lion and leopard. Kenya has around fifty four national parks and reserves. As well as seven different habitats including savannas, beaches, forests, snow-capped mountains, deserts, coral reefs and also river deltas.
The east coast of Kenya, on the Indian Ocean, has many whale sharks, the biggest known species of fish. From February to March scientists tag these big fish. Tourists have the opportunity to dive and snorkel with the scientists during this time.
Some legislation that has really helped eco-tourism take hold is the “Environmental Management and Coordination Act”. This act is having a great impact on the environment. There are also regulations as to how hazardous waste can be disposed of by maritime operators. These regulations are leading to an improved and healthier water environment.