16 kor 2007

Ecotourism and Eco tourism, which one is better.

Tried to find some article which discuss which is better (more widely used term) but couldn't find any. So did the next best thing, googled "ecotourism", "eco tourism" and "eco-tourism". Result of the "test":

Results 1 - 10 of about 5,310,000 for ecotourism
Results 1 - 10 of about 2,360,000 for eco tourism
Results 1 - 10 of about 5,290,000

The blog title stay as "Enviroment and Ecotourism".

10 kor 2007

Sydney and ecotourism

What can one write about ecotourism in Sydney? For one, there is the Sydney Wildlife World right in the heart of Darling Harbour. It houses a large variety of native Australian plants and animals, nine different habitats, exhibits replicating some Austrialian ecosystem and you can see Australian animals in their natural environment. You may even get the unique experience of holding a cockroach as big as your hand if that is your idea of fun. Get to see the Cassowary, a flightless bird that had been observed to attack humans and listed in the Guinness World Records as the world's most dangerous bird. Get to see the Rock Wallabies and the Koala, Australia’s cute national icon. Observe Australian birds such as the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Galah and Red Tail Black Cockatoo.

If you are prepared to travel approximately 100 kilometres, you can visit the Blue Mountains which is located west of Sydney. It got its name from the blueish tinge when viewed at a distance. This is caused by the release of volatile oils from eucalyptus forests. Blue Mountains has been included on the World Heritage list by UNESCO. You can go for day walks, overnight hikes and wilderness treks.

If you want to visit the Sydney Wildlife World which is in the heart of Darling Harbour, you may want to stay in Darling Harbour Hotels. If you do so, you can also enjoy other attractions of Darling Harbour like the Chinese Garden of Friendship which was a gift to Sydney from its Chinese sister city of Guangdong and was designed in China to celebrate the Australian Bicentenary. The Garden embody principles dating back to the 5th century. You can also visit the Sydney Aquarium which is one of the largest aquariums in the world. It display more than 5000 different Australian fish in their natural habitats. Experience "walking on the ocean floor" by going through 145m of acrylic underwater tunnels. Get to see Water Screen displays during the evening, hear music and see laser images projected onto water fountains.

If you want to stay nearer to Sydney City Center, try Central Sydney Hotels. You can also look for hotels in other part of Sydney from Sydney Accomodation.

7 kor 2007

Johannesburg and ecotourism

Johannesburg has been called the Cradle of Humankind, but it can also be a destination for ecotourism. The Kruger National Park extending over 18,989 square km. is one of the greatest natural sanctuaries in the world to Africa’s wildlife including elephants, buffaloes, lions, antelopes, zebras, black rhinoceros, cheetahs, giraffes, hippopotamus, impalas, leopards, reedbucks, nyalas, spotted hyenas, tsessebes, warthogs, waterbucks, etc. There are also 1,982 species of plants and 517 species of birds.

The Kruger National Park is a 5 hours drive from Johannesburg. If this long, daunting drive is too much for you, you can opt to fly. There are daily flights from Johannesburg International Airport to Eastgate (Hoedspruit) Airport by SA Express (Hoedspruit) or SA Airlink (Phalaborwa). You can also charter flights. Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit) is 74 km from Phalaborwa Gate, 68 km from Orpen Gate, 93 km from Hazyview and 147 km from Nelspruit.

There are also much things to see, African cultures to savour in Johannesburg itself. If you plan a trip to Johannesburg, you will obviously need accommodation, which would be wise to book ahead of your arrival. Hotels in Johannesburg is a site you can chose and book accommodation online, especially if you are on a budget. If you plan to fly to the Kruger National Park, you may want to look for Hotels near Johannesburg Airport. This site have a Lowest Rate Guarantee. According to what is stated in the guarantee, if you find a rate lower than the best available from Cheaperthanhotels.com Internet rate on another web site for the same hotel/accommodation, on the same dates and advise us within 24 hours of booking your room(s) with them, they will honour that rate for the night(s) for which the lower rate was found and refund you the difference.
 

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