Susan Snyman, Senior Research Fellow, University of Johannesburg
Anna Spenceley, Honorary Fellow, University of Brighton; Senior Research Fellow, University of Johannesburg
Apr 2019 | 264pp
Private Sector Tourism in Conservation Areas in Africa is the first book to provide a detailed analysis of private sector involvement and partnerships in tourism in Africa. It includes best practices and processes to develop tourism partnerships with the private sector, and highlights important tools to enhance sustainability of tourism in Africa, involving numerous stakeholders.
“Using a rich set of detailed case studies, this volume furnishes the first comprehensive analysis of the role of the private sector in conservation areas. For researchers of tourism, development studies and biodiversity conservation this book is a new and important benchmark in African scholarship.” – Christian M. Rogerson, University of Johannesburg
“This is an impressive book that will make an important contribution to the literature on private-sector involvement in the delivery of tourism services in parks and protected areas in Africa.” – Dr. Paul F. J. Eagles, University of Waterloo
Tourism in Africa’s protected and conserved areas involves partnerships and interactions between numerous stakeholders such as governments, communities, NGOs, the private sector and academics. Through the use of 32 comprehensive case studies from 11 African countries, this book presents guidelines to ensure optimal benefits for stakeholders as well as promoting the sustainability of tourism in Africa. It includes descriptions of the various models for the private sector to engage in tourism in conservation areas in Africa, such as pure private sector ownership, joint ventures, tripartite agreements and government leases. End-to-end coverage of the processes used to develop these partnerships is provided, as well as best practices for the private sector engaging in tourism. The book provides guidance on identifying the most suitable private sector tourism options based on guidelines of conditions and desired outcomes, to promote the long-term sustainability of African tourism in protected areas.
Key features include:
– The first book to provide a detailed analysis of private sector involvement and partnerships in tourism in Africa.
– Includes best practice examples to develop tourism partnerships with the private sector.
– Highlights important tools to enhance the sustainability of tourism in Africa, involving numerous stakeholders.
This book is recommended for academics, students and practitioners working in sustainable tourism, including community, private sector and government stakeholders.
Case studies in the book
|Country||Lodge/ camp||Private Sector Stakeholder/ Company|
|Vumbura Plains and Little Vumbura||Wilderness Safaris|
|Mombo Camp and Little Mombo||Wilderness Safaris|
|Ethiopia||Bale Mountain Lodge||Jember Ltd|
|Simien Lodge||Nick Crane|
|Kenya||Satao Elerai||Satao Elerai Ltd|
|Namibia||Damaraland Camp||Wilderness Safaris|
|Doro Nawas Camp||Wilderness Safaris|
|Serra Cafema||Wilderness Safaris|
|Wolwedans||NamibRand Nature Reserve|
|Malawi||Mkulumadzi Lodge||Robin Pope Safaris|
|Mozambique||Anvil Bay Chemucane Lodge||Chemucane Tourism Company (CTC)|
|Covane Community Lodge||Scholtz Consutoria e servicos Lda|
|Ndzou Camp||Eco-Micaia Lda.|
|Nkwichi Lodge||Nkwichi Lodge|
|Rwanda||Bisate Lodge||Wilderness Safaris|
|Ruzizi Tented Camp||Akagera Management Company|
|Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge||Governor’s Camps|
|South Africa||Pafuri Camp||Return Africa|
|Ngala Main Camp and Ngala Tented Camp||&Beyond|
|Rocktail Camp||Wilderness Safaris|
|!Xaus Lodge||Transfrontier Park Destinations|
|Witieshoek Lodge||Transfrontier Park Destinations|
|Tanzania||Chumbe Island||Chumbe Island Coral Park Limited (CHICOP)|
|Zambia||King Lewanika Lodge||Norman Carr Safaris|
|Zimbabwe||Davison’s Camp; Little Makalolo; Linkwasha (Hwange camps)||Wilderness Safaris|