Ecotourism success story in Zimbabwe: The case of Tsholotsho CAMPFIRE project

Abstract:

This study exposes the untold success story of Zimbabwe's ecotourism projects.

Literature is awash with publications on the failure by Zimbabwe to come up with,

and run sustainable ecotourism projects that significantly benefit the community with

very little or no effort being put on telling the positive side of the ecotourism story. It

is against this background that the researchers, using an exploratory design,

investigated the story of the Ngamo CAMPFIRE project in Tsholotsho to establish

the nature, and extent of its contribution to the environmental, socio-cultural and

economic well-being of the local community. A qualitative research methodology

was adopted which involved interviews with key informants (headman, Rural District

Council [RDC] representative, headmaster), and panel discussions with local

residents. The study revealed that indeed tourism has significantly impacted on the

livelihoods of people in Tsholotsho especially in the Ngamo settlements which share

a boundary with Hwange National Park. The key benefits include the construction of

schools, employment, and training of local guides, scholarship programs, to mention

just a few. The researchers recommended that other CAMPFIRE projects take a

leaf from this project.

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APA

Chikuta, O (2024). Ecotourism success story in Zimbabwe: The case of Tsholotsho CAMPFIRE project. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/ecotourism-success-story-in-zimbabwe-the-case-of-tsholotsho-campfire-project

MLA 8th

Chikuta, Oliver "Ecotourism success story in Zimbabwe: The case of Tsholotsho CAMPFIRE project" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/ecotourism-success-story-in-zimbabwe-the-case-of-tsholotsho-campfire-project. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

MLA7

Chikuta, Oliver . "Ecotourism success story in Zimbabwe: The case of Tsholotsho CAMPFIRE project". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/ecotourism-success-story-in-zimbabwe-the-case-of-tsholotsho-campfire-project >.

Chicago

Chikuta, Oliver . "Ecotourism success story in Zimbabwe: The case of Tsholotsho CAMPFIRE project" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/ecotourism-success-story-in-zimbabwe-the-case-of-tsholotsho-campfire-project