The uber-rich or famous, who visit Africa pretending to see the wild and that they care about the environment, but only stay in 6-Star accommodation in urban areas for fear of not being featured in the newspapers.
Are you sure I'll get media attention if I stay in your hotel? Don't confuse me with an ecotourist. I'm an egotourist.
by Oddbloke July 14, 2008
Where globetrotters head for increasingly obscure locales, not for the experience but for the bragging rights of having been somewhere exotic and difficult while looking down on any adventures that don't involve an amusing incident with a nasty local disease / local militia / extreme weather event. Ego-tourists have way too much attachment to words like 'authentic' and 'unspoilt'
Bob is boring me stiff with his stories from the Congo. He's such an ego-tourist.
by Gregor Heard June 26, 2007