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Africa’s year of zero: a special report on the future of wildlife tourism

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The pandemic has stalled tourism across the world. But in Africa the situation is profoundly precarious. When will we be able to go back? And, crucially, what will be the right way to do so? 

Nomad Tanzania has 14 camps in Tanzania; it also runs logistics into remote areas, working with communities that without tourism would have little alternative but to exploit their wildlife negatively. The company is highly socially responsible — the employees are empowered (all but one of the camps are run by Tanzanians) and locals benefit (this includes a finance scheme for guides to own the safari vehicles). One star in its portfolio is Greystoke Mahale on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where Nomad works closely with the neighbouring Tongwe Trust, an impressive community forest-protection project...