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Laos Night Safari Wins Prestigious World Responsible Tourism Award

November 21, 2014 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , ,

Voters for the World Responsible Tourism (WRT) Awards choose Nam Nern Night Safari the prestigious People’s Choice for Responsible Tourism Award. The ecotour based in a protected area of northern Laos won a WRT Award for the second consecutive year at World Travel Mart, London.

990 Night time on Nam Nern

The innovative Night Safari is community-based ecotourism developed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Lao government and 14 partner communities. Longtail riverboats take guests upstream, and after a candlelit riverside dinner, float downstream silently, without engines, to spot a large variety of wildlife including sambar deer, civets and sun bear. Visitors overnight in an ecolodge built and managed by local Laotians and learn about wildlife, medicinal plants, and the history of the area.

WRT Awards

The tour provides direct incentives for conservation by linking revenue earned with the numbers of wildlife seen and recorded by travelers. The proceeds fund forest patrols, conservation education, and village-based economic development. As sightings increase, more locals view conservation as a profitable partnership and stop poaching. Villagers also work as guides, boatmen, and cooks.

With tourism growing in Laos and the region, Khiri Travel recognizes ecotours like this serve as a valuable model for ecotourism products that offer a fun and educational experience while simultaneously encouraging local people to embrace conservation.

For more information on the Night Safari in northern Laos or booking requests, please contact us at [email protected].

 

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