Gorilla trekking is increasingly being regarded as one of the most amazing and once in a life -time wildlife encounters by the few travelers that have at least trekked on foot deep into the natural habitat for gorillas. The gorillas share 98%DNA with human beings and the sight of them in their natural wild gently… Continue reading Gorilla Conservation Results into Co-existence of Humans and Gorillas
It is vital to ask hotels and other travel suppliers to do their best when it comes to environmental practices. At the Responsible Travel Guide, we do our best to provide you with all the information possible before your trip to pick the hotel and activities that best suit your eco-minded adventure. You can browse… Continue reading Are you a Green Traveler?
Countries where mountain gorillas live i.e Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo can come together in partnership with local people and international conservation organizations to put up strong conservation policies and measures that can help to protect and conserve gorillas. This can help in creating solutions to reduce threats and conserve gorillas through strategies… Continue reading How You Can Help in Protecting the Mountain Gorillas
For a long time communities in the Bwindi impenetrable Rain Forest were dependent on what the forest gave. Since then, the Gorillas are threatened with extinction, the cultivation of coffee, the Chance of a more sustainable way of life. Already with eight years, he had to go to the forest for Poaching. The now 45-year-old… Continue reading How Coffee Helps Save Endangered Gorillas in Uganda
When Lionel Venturini watched a documentary about Virunga National Park rangers on Netflix, the daily problems they faced compelled him to do something. He had also been reading about Virunga Community Programmes and how it’s helping change perceptions in terms of tourism, conservation and community development in the Virunga massif. Born on June 29, 1984… Continue reading Argentine Venturini cycling around the world to save Virunga National Park
What criteria is important to you when choosing to trust an environmental certification? Is it hotel site visit? Is it yearly check ups? Is it further transparency of the rating system? The Responsible Travel Guide allows for searching by certification and we just want to get the right ones set for you!
Nearly 30 journalists have convened in Kasane, Botswana to debate the role of the media in advocating sustainable tourism and wildlife conservation as its major asset. The event is part of the UNWTO/Chimelong Programme that promotes wildlife as key driver of tourism development. International and local journalists from renowned media outlets* have completed a media… Continue reading UNWTO Promotes the Role of Media as Advocates of Wildlife Tourism
The United Nations designated the year 2017 “International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development” and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) (Headquarters in Madrid; Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai) plays a leading role to promote it. UNWTO and Sanrio signed an agreement that appoints Hello Kitty as Special Ambassador of the International Year. Sanrio’s best-known character, Hello Kitty… Continue reading Hello Kitty Appointed as Special Sustainable Tourism Ambassador
There are four subspecies of gorillas living in east and central Africa rain forests. These include the mountain gorilla, the eastern and western lowland gorillas, and the cross river gorillas. The gorillas share 95% of their DNA with humans hence have become the prime tourist attraction in Africa drawing a significant number of tourists. Mountain… Continue reading Gorilla Tourism – New Hope for Africa’s Gorillas
The Responsible Travel Guide has worked with the Clean the World organization in the past (in fact, we have even volunteered there by shaving down used soap) and we look forward to working them again in the future. For those who are not familiar, Clean the World organizes, promotes and produces the collection of used… Continue reading Clean the World