Wildlife throughout the world, and how Sub-Saharan African countries

Wildlife tourism is well long-known as one type of tourism. Everyone knows the holidays to Africa means Wildlife and Big Five Safari tours. Tourism for Growth and improved livelihoods, explores how tourism has been used as a tool for economic development throughout the world, and how Sub-Saharan African countries can start or continue to use tourism as a source of growth and poverty alleviation. Wildlife holidays for example in South Africa, and around the world, have come a long way, having once seen the domain of a privileged, “developed “and undeveloped”, right and wrong. Thanks to many leading conservationists and community members, the emphasis in South Africa’s responsible wildlife tourism sector is not only on protecting wildlife and making it more financially accessible to more people, but also on the importance of respecting people who live in these wonderful places. Since the abolition of apartheid, the influx of international tourists has grown starkly, making tourism one of the fastest growing sectors. The tourism industry is well organized; a vibrant sector with a large number of starting entrepreneurs. South Africa has a lot to offer when it comes to adventure, sports, nature and wild-life tourism; the country is also a pioneer and global market leader in responsible tourism. Krugerpark is one of the biggest attraction in South Africa. In 1995 approximately of 50.000 Dutch tourists visited the park. Since then the number is annually growing in South Africa. Growing tourists has a major impact on the nature, animals and the population. A well-known goes: tourism is like fire, you can cook on it, but it can just as well burn your house. ‘This shows concisely what it is all about. Tourism is an important source income for many countries as well, but at the same time it can also have many negative consequences. For example, you can think of water scarcity, waste problems, noise pollution, landscape destruction, environmental pollution and loss of biodiversity, if you consciously deal with this, your holiday will be more fun, more instructive and a lot more sustainable. Africa in general and South Africa in particular, has an incredibly diverse tourism market. This is compared to other countries with Big 5 safari destinations, like Botswana – Chobe National park, Kenya – Masai Mara, Tanzania –  Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, Namibia – Etosha National Park and Zimbabwe – Hangwe and Mana Pools National parks. The researcher can have this opportunity to investigate the possibility to help the attractions. Because Big 5 attracts a lot of tourists.