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West Africa Sustainable / Responsible Tourism

With rich local cultural, natural and historical heritage, West Africa has a great potential to develop its tourism industry to become a leading destination in the World, and what better way than to use a concept that benefits local communities.

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Latest Activity: Jun 21

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Hello, and welcome to the West Africa sustainable and responsible tourism group. Please feel free to add comments, themes for debate, pictures, videos, and other material that you think relate to the topics of sustainability, tourism and West Africa. Let us raise the awareness of the world towards the rich heritage found in this unique part of the World and the tourism projects that can help protect them through responsible practices.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please feel free to get in touch.

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Comment by West Africa Discovery on September 28, 2011 at 10:58am

Thomas, West Africa Discovery's CEO, will be travelling to Sierra Leone for a research project he is conducting for his MSc in Responsible Tourism Management. As part of his travels, he wants to involve all of you in his journey of discovery (itinerary, experiences, photos, facts, stories, videos, etc...). To start things off, he has plotted his planned itinerary including information about the places he will visit and the things he hopes to do. Regular updates will be posted on this page to keep you involved in his journey.  

 

To view the Itinerary, click here

We are also raising funds to buy school material for the communities Thomas is visiting. Here is a break down of the items that we will buy.

Comment by West Africa Discovery on June 5, 2011 at 3:55pm

We have just received our copy of the Rough Guides First-Time Africa in which we are listed on page 405, under the 'Africa Specialist Operators' category. The entry states: "West Africa Discovery: One of the few companies specializing in West Africa , with unusual tours and a strong responsible travel ethos".

 

 

We have a selection of sustainably managed responsible tourism projects just for you to discover. Work with us to create better places to visit and better places to live in, in West Africa.

 

You can also join a community dedicated to travel in West Africa which explores the rich local heritage in a sustainable and responsible way. 

Comment by West Africa Discovery on March 24, 2011 at 12:46pm

Inspired by World Poetry Day, we would like to launch a West Africa Local Heritage Poetry Competition. Send us your entries to share your love for west African history, nature & culture and we will publish them on the web portal for review. Prizes to be announced. We look forward to it!

 

West Africa Poetry - some poems for inspiration

Our resident poet Daouda Fall (Dave the poet) lives in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal and has been writing poems for as long as he can remember. His mission in life is to raise awareness towards his continent of Africa and to share his passion for peace, sustainability and unity of the African peoples through the medium of his poetry. This is why he tunes in perfectly with the West Africa Discovery mission.

 

Email us with your entries at info@westafricadiscovery.co.uk

Comment by Eco Tur Angola on November 23, 2010 at 1:47pm
Hi there and welcome all !

I know that Angola is probably off the radar so far, but if and when u get an inquiry, we are here ! Check out the pristine beauty at our website and Facebook pages :-)

Kind Rgds Paul
Comment by West Africa Discovery on October 16, 2010 at 12:56pm
Roll up, roll up! Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, we have an offer that will blow your mind...

We have just been informed of an amazing offer to spend 2 weeks for the price of 1 throughout November in one of the eco-lodges we have selected as part of our mission to create a database of sustainable and responsible tours, accommodations and volunteer projects based in an amazing yet little known region of the World: West Africa.


Where is this eco-lodge you may ask? West Africa comprises 16 countries, and this country is nicknamed 'The Smiling Coast'. Have you guessed yet? ... It's the Gambia!


So if you are interested in visiting this vibrant and colourful country, and have a keen eye for a bargain, why not take up on this offer? You definitely won't be dissapointed.


For more information on this truly sustainable eco-lodge which prides itself with their local community development schemes and pioneering sustainable architecture, click here.
Comment by West Africa Discovery on August 23, 2010 at 1:13pm
Check out this video from one of our partners in Ghana, West Africa! An amazing montage with an excellent soundtrack. It definitely made me want to visit their responsible tourism project!

To discover more about their project, click here.

Comment by West Africa Discovery on August 17, 2010 at 12:25pm


Fancy spending a week on a tropical beach all-expenses paid?

Ever had a dream about being part of a tribe and living the tribal life?

Interested in sustainable development technologies?

Have an interest in local heritage?

Wouldn't mind participating in the following activities: sunbathing, building, swimming, cooking, canoeing upriver, trekking, fishing, beach football, skill sharing, teaching, drumming, bonfires, and eating great seafood?

Have an urge to be the first to discover a new destination?

Want to make a difference in a country looking to change its image?

If your answer to one of the questions above is YES, then why not check out Tribewanted Sierra Leone's prize draw. For more information and to enter the 'sweepstake', click here.

Comment by West Africa Discovery on July 14, 2010 at 9:56am
Tourism Is Very Good For Sierra Leone! Follow this link to learn more about this statement...
Comment by West Africa Discovery on June 24, 2010 at 10:39am
The June Edition of The Talking Drum, our monthly newsletter, is nearly ready for sending and we invite you to join us by subscribing to our mail list.

By receiving it, you will discover our newly listed responsible tourism ideas based in West Africa, learn about current news, discussions and debates, and of course will support the development of responsible and sustainable tourism in the beautiful region of the world which is West Africa.

By clicking here, you can register. We look forward to telling you about what is going on in West Africa!

Comment by West Africa Discovery on June 22, 2010 at 5:46am
We have been inspired by West Africa's beauty to organise a photography competition so that you can send us your best snaps of one of the World's most beautiful geographical regions.

We will accept only one photo per person, so choose wisely. The winning photo will be chosen by a professional photographer specialised in Africa! The winner will receive a copy of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars latest album, "Rise & Shine".

Please post all photos on the West Africa Discovery Facebook page to enter the competition.
 

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