Tanzania expedition in the footsteps of Livingstone

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

Map

Check dates, prices & availability

Date
Price
Basis
01 Jul 2017
£ 6995
including domestic flights only
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 01 Jul 2017 departure
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Tanzania expedition in the footsteps of Livingstone

Environment

We are very aware of the economic, ecological and ethical impact tourism can have on ancient cultures and fragile environments. We realise that taking clients through this region can have a negative impact on the environment if not handled responsibly and as such, on all of our trips we go to great lengths to minimise the negative and accentuate the positive - after all, there are also many good things that the traveller can bring.

Our “Leave No Trace” ethic is applied to this trip and as tour operators, it is something we are careful to promote. Your guide on this trip will have been trained to uphold this policy and all clients are fully briefed on appropriate/responsible behaviour whilst in wilderness areas.

By keeping the group size to a maximum of 12, we can also minimise the human impact on the fragile sites we visit. This is of particular importance where delicate ecosystems are concerned e.g. on day 8 of the tour when we visit the Katavi National Park. This wonderful park is a true wilderness - so far untouched by the trappings of tourism and we want to keep it this way!

When you take one of our trips, we make a contribution to “Carbon Clear” – an organisation devoted to ‘offsetting’ or ‘neutralising’ harmful greenhouse gas emissions caused by your flight. This is done by funding projects across the world that will reduce greenhouse gases on your behalf through sustainable energy or rainforest restoration.

Community

In Tanzania we use local ground handlers - this means that all the operational costs go directly into the local economy and helps to improve employment opportunities in remote regions. By incorporating homestays, locally owned hotels, family run restaurants and the services of guides and drivers into our itineraries, we ensure that money you spend on your trip goes directly into the local economy and local communities benefit from tourism.

Such visits not only help the communities financially but also break down boundaries over decades of misunderstanding. It will enable close interaction with clients and local people offering the chance to see how people live and learn about their livelihoods and culture through first-hand experience. Secondly and probably most importantly, you will be contributing directly to communities and homes that are most in need.

We recognise the importance of respecting and commemorating local culture and history. We hope that this wonderful trip inspired by the imperial reformer and anti-slave crusader Dr Livingstone will encourage others to appreciate, support and be passionate about African development.

In order to facilitate an enduring support structure for the communities we visit, and to show a commitment to these values, in January 2009 we set up a charitable foundation through which we can directly channel funds to both existing NGOs and our own development projects. In addition to organising ethically sensitive tours, having our own charitable foundation allows us to raise money – through the cost of our tours, charity trips and fund raising events – which can then be used to fund various projects in education, sanitation, reforestations and a number of other important issues facing developing communities.

Popular similar holidays

Selous safari & Mafia Islands diving holiday

Selous safari & Mafia Islands diving holiday

Africa's largest game park

From £3180 13 days including UK flights

Tanzania expedition, Rufiji River descent

Tanzania expedition, Rufiji River descent

Private adventure penetrating deep into the African bush

From £2495 - £2995 13 days excluding flights

Big game safari in Tanzania

Big game safari in Tanzania

Big game safari including luxury private camping

From £2775 - £2895 8 days excluding flights

Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach holiday, tailor made

Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach holiday, tailor made

Your tailor-made Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Beach holiday

From £2500 - £3495 14 days excluding flights

Convert currencies