Vietnam is getting more and more popular among tourists. The number of foreign tourists reached an all-time high of 18 million in 2019, up 16.2 percent from the previous year. This is a good development for the country’s economy, but at the same time increases the risk of adversely disturbing the daily life of the average Vietnamese. At Global Basecamps we are committed to operating our Vietnam tours in a responsible way. But what does responsible tourism or ecotourism mean for us?
Endless wildlife covers Zimbabwe from border to border, and the variety of landscapes from park to park ensure an equally diverse set of game, big and small. The variety of landscapes, whether it be in national parks, private reserves, or small cities and towns, allows for a variety of experiences, from kayaking on rivers, to following a quiet elephant on a bush walk, to soaring through the skies in small aircraft. Adventure and luxury camps combine with some of the best wildlife guides on the continent, to create an unforgettable Zimbabwe Safari Tour.
A country of incredible natural beauty, Brazil is the largest country in all of Latin America with more than 8.5 million people and spanning over 8.5 million kilometers. Yet lying amidst Brazil’s huge cities and miles and miles of land, lie sprawling mountain ranges, massive forests and huge tracts of farmland. Currently, there are 69 national parks in Brazil exhibiting incredible flora and fauna and impressive rock formations. The Brazilian Amazon alone is home to more animal and plant species than anywhere else in the world. In addition to its national parks, Brazil also shares a number of reserves and protected areas just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
After 5-6 hours of flying over the Pacific Ocean, you are rewarded with your first glimpse of Easter Island. Maps help give an idea of the distance between Easter Island and South America, but without setting foot there, it is hard to understand its true seclusion. As your plane touches down at Mataveri International Airport, and you walk across the tarmac to the small terminal, you begin to grasp how remote and special this place is. The near treeless landscape alludes to the island’s history of deforestation and allows for sweeping views dotted with moai (famous monolithic “Easter Island heads”, which are actually full bodies) in many directions. These views also hint at the ecological crises the island suffered in the past.
Tasmania is a wonderland of exotic wildlife, stunning and diverse scenery, and locally produced artisanal foods. This diverse island state off Australia’s south coast adds a whole new dimension to any Australia tour and is sure to please any traveler with an adventurous spirit.