Good question, Game Warden. I know for most people they have limited time and funds and so it's important for them to make the most of their trips. I totally get that. At the same time, I agree with you that tourists dollars often go further in less developed areas.
I have been lucky enough to be a tour leader so I was actually paid to take people to parks, including some lesser known ones. One of my favorites is Lake Mburo in Uganda. While you're not going to have the boatloads of wildlife there that you'd see someplace like the Mara, this park is special to me because of how far it has come.
A little about the park's history here: http://www.ugandawil...o-national-park
I always felt good about giving this park my money and I was amazed to see over the course of the 5 years I visited it just how quickly the wildlife has come back.
Thank you for this informative post.
As I'd never previously heard of Lake Mburo this is very helpful.
Reading such information from experienced Safaritalk members broadens one's limited perspectives.