I'm on my way to fulfilling my dream!
Do you know what are the main 6 principles of ecotourism?
- it is nature based,
- minimizing use of fossil fuels,
- conserving local plants and wildlife,
- itegration into the local cultural and natural environment.
- environmental and cultural education.
- effectively managed for the long-term through minimal negative impacts on the host environment.
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Brigitte Decadt is Belgian and the co-owner of "Zebra Guesthouse" and co- founder of Southern Stars Tour (SST).
Brigitte, or ‘Bibi’, discovered Ethiopia some 5 year ago, while volunteering in the attractive green city of Hawassa. ‘Bibi’ fell in love with unique Ethiopia and keeps being engaged with, and passionate about Ethiopia.
Wonde and Brigitte - together they run Zebra Guesthouse in Hawassa city, under the motto - "open to the world".
The location of Zebra Guesthouse is both breathtaking and practical: Located just near Lake ‘Fikker Haik’ and near to all commodities such as banks for pinning, markets, shops, police office, etc.
In the rooms and in the garden, Zebra Guesthouse brings together people from all over the world, all with their own stories and backgrounds: backpackers, business people, volunteers, visiting students and academics, artists, travelling families! Our eco campsite project is our second project in Arbaminch with the slogan of “ Keep it simple with care of Environment “.
Together they are have explored the country from North to South and from West to East. They now offer personalised as well as ‘active’ trips all over the country, looking in particular for authenticity and visiting hot spots as well as exploring remote areas, not visited by the many regular tour operators. They strive to build a strong attractive tandem, the Zebra guesthouse and SST complementing each other.
There are people who are actively interested in our development, help with advice and visit us.
We are happy for every suggestion and idea!
Very soon we will add countless trees to our ECO campsite. We have already prepared planting pits for trees. We will mainly use locally sourced trees for landscaping. So that a natural landscape is formed.
Everyone is welcome to get acquainted with our campsite and its development in person!