Sustainable tourism in Africa: the impact on conservation and community with Karl Parkinson of African Bushcamps

Wednesday 26 February

Join us for a fascinating discussion on the role of sustainable tourism in preserving Africa’s wild space and empowering its communities.

Many African economies depend on visitors travelling to iconic wildlife destinations, yet tourists, wildlife and remote communities often find themselves at odds, all competing for the same land. Sustainable tourism links livelihoods and conservation. The best enterprises ensure that the revenue wildlife generates reaches the communities upon whose custodial land tourism activities take place and that it is therefore regarded as an asset. African Bushcamps (ABC) is one of the finest such operators. Not only do they offer a superb collection of safari camps, they provide employment and actively conserve wildlife while educating and empowering local people.

Our guest, Karl Parkinson will delve into the work of the organisation, detailing case studies of partnerships and sharing conservation success stories. He’ll also give us a sneak peak inside the properties – some of them firmly established favourites and others brand new.

We expect this event to be popular so please RSVP to reserve your free seat and we look forward to welcoming you.


When:     Wednesday 26 February    
Time:       6:00pm for a prompt 6:30pm start
Where:   124A Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025
RSVP:     by Monday 24 February using the form above


Karl Parkinson of African Bushcamps

Karl Parkinson is a longtime advocate and leader in community & conservation, joining Beks Ndlovo at African Bush Camps as the driving force behind sustainable tourism in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. The African Bush Camps team empowers the many communities that live on the periphery of the national parks, protecting wildlife while providing employment and opportunity.