McIntosh, founded The Classic Safari Company in 1992, a
company specialising in wilderness travel to Africa. Julie,
was born in South Africa and has travelled through Africa
extensively visiting many of the premier national parks
and the accommodation within. As a continent and with nature
being the predominant reason for people visiting, there
are many examples of sustainable eco-tourism projects.
The African Ecotourism Experience: The Classic Safari
Company approach, will explore some of the successful eco-tourism
projects in Southern and East Africa. The presentation will
highlight the formulas for their success, provide insights
into the magnitude of the projects undertaken and how the
involvement of the local communities is necessary to ensure
their long term sustainability.