This tour travels on one of our own fleet of modern, powerful Mercedes Benz expedition vehicles. These vehicles are less than 10 years old and are custom-built to comply with strict Euro IV emissions control regulations set by the European Union. This makes them one of the cleanest overland vehicles operating in Africa. They are regularly checked and maintained to the highest possible standard in order to limit carbon emissions and to ensure the comfort and safety of our passengers.
This tour is 100% camping and we have set out of responsible travel camping policy on our website. We concentrate on existing campsites, keeping our campsites small and focusing activity on previously cleared areas. We do not disturb vegetation, urinate into or near streams instead using toilet and ablution facilities provided and we avoid using soaps with phosphates and washing while swimming in fresh waterways. These policies are reiterated by our tour leaders throughout the duration of the tour.
During this voyage passengers visit Lesotho, a country where many people live below the international poverty line. During our time, we stay at Malealea Camp which does a lot for the local community. By staying at this camp we are supporting the surrounding village. Local villagers are invited into the campsite in the evening where they sing and play music for the travellers where they can give a voluntary donation. The camp also trains local men from the village to work as guides for the excursions.
With almost 30 years operating tours, we have built longstanding and successful relationships with business partners throughout the world. We are highly selective of local associates and aim to approach only those that share our positive and long-term development outlook. We are committed to being honest about the impacts our products may have on local lifestyles and communities. We ensure locals are happy to have our products in their areas and do not impose developments if they are unwanted.