This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Ghana safari & cultural holiday
Participants on this trip are not allowed to litter the environment but are rather encouraged to sensitize the visited communities on environmental protection issues such as waste water management and efficient energy conservation. Litter and leftover food doesn't not only spoil the beauty of the park, it can also be dangerous to wildlife. Keep your food away from wildlife and store it properly. Never leave food unattended while on safari and/or if you are close to wildlife.
In collaboration with our tour partners in Togo and Benin, we support local conservation efforts by making little donations to conservation site managers. We continue to develop formal and casual partnership with the communities we visit to help address some of their environmental concerns through traveler fund raising initiatives.
Whilst on this trip the accommodation is not only locally owned, but all employ eco-friendly initiatives that aim to reduce the amount of resources used, especially important in this remote area.
Most of the accommodations we use on this trip are locally owned by the people in those destinations. This helps to give back to the communities something of monetary value and to ensure that our visit does not impact negatively on those communities.
Additionally, we work in collaboration with our partners who work with trained tour guides to ensure that our travelers experience local lifestyle at the local communities.
Communities we visit are the core of what we do on our trips. We prefer visiting local people as friends rather than intruders. We therefore ensure that our visits do not in any way infringe on the local customs and beliefs of the people. Using the local tour guides in this respect does not only contribute economically to the lives of the people but also helps in maintaining the culture of the people since they will always find a person of their own being in charge of our visits. We believe that excessive visits to the communities with so many people has possible environmental depletion effect, we therefore rotate our tours with limited number of travellers on a trip among the communities we visit just to avoid the depletion of the destination sites.
We give our clients pre-departure briefings where we orientate them to respect the local people and their customs. This is particularly relevant in some parts of Ghana, Togo and Benin where the local people are very reactive to photography. Although some may not want their photographs taken or ask for compensation for photography, many are happy with this but we just think that its only fair to offer compensation when requested a photo in order not to promote indiscriminate payments for photographs.
We believe that what we see at the various sites on our visits needs to be maintained for generations to come - so we encourage our clients to give the local customs the necessary recognition to allow villagers to be able to continue their cultural ways.