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Ecotourism Experiences ofIntemational Visitors to the Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary, Ghana

FE Amuquandoh, KA Boakye, EA Mensah

Abstract


This article examines the ecotourism experiences of international visitors to the Owabi Wildlife Sanctuary in Ghana for the period 2003-2008. Through the content analysis method, written comments and observations made by the visitors upon the completion of their tours of the sanctuary were analyzed. The results revealed seven different experiences ranging from excitement, learning, escape, solitude, relaxation and being close to nature, to dissatisfaction. It was concluded that the experiences expressed by visitors regarding the park could have both positive and negative implications for the image of the sanctuary. 

Key words: Content analysis, ecotourism experiences, Ghana, visitors' books




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