6 February 2013

Angola: Environment Creates Ecotourism Infrastructures in Parks

Luanda — The Environment Ministry, within the framework of its strategies, is since 2012 creating adequate infrastructures for the practice of ecotourism in the country's various national parks.

According to a source, the Ministry of Environment has over the last few years been implementing projects seen in other countries in Africa, some of which making a great contribution to the State Budget.

As an example, the source mentioned that ten bungalows have been built in the Kissama National Park, near Luanda, being visited by dozens of tourists.

In addition, the source said, Kissama Park is equipped with a multi-purpose conference centre, kitchen and other administrative facilities, including means of transport for safaris.

As part of the goals of the sector, the Ministry is also considering to build five bungalows in the Cangandala National Park, in northern Malanje province, the home for the rare sable giant antelope.

Meanwhile, arrangements are in progress for the full recovery of the Iona National Park, in south-western Namibe province, which is another relevant national conservation area for the development of ecotourism.

The Angolan fauna and flora are considered very rich, which can positively influence the development of the country's ecotourism.

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