Responsible tourism: Family holiday to South Africa, Kruger, Zulus & coast
Our local partner in South Africa is assisting a wildlife rehabilitation centre outside Johannesburg, where injured birds and wildlife are cared for until strong enough to return to the wild. Our local partner donates to this project, buying equipment for the centre such as materials for repairs and maintenance.
We stay in locally owned, environmentally responsible accommodation wherever possible, many of which are involved in local responsible tourism initiatives. All entrance fees go directly to the maintenance of the National Parks or places of interest to help with nature conservation, maintenance and anti-poaching efforts.
While on tour, we ensure that all rubbish is taken away from the area with us, to be disposed of correctly. We visit the bird of prey rescue centre and Hluhluwe Game Reserve famous for its rhino conservation. We also visit the Milwane Wildlife Sanctuary which has pioneered an environmental education programme for over 50 years and has been credited with re-introducing over 22 species into the Kingdom of Swaziland
We are committed to giving back to the local communities that we visit on our tours. We employ local people on our tours, as the people who live and work in the area have exceptional knowledge of the local wildlife, culture and environments, giving you the best insight into the area that you are visiting, and giving you the chance to meet and interact with the local people. By supporting and employing these people, we are helping to ensure that the environment, through tourism, is generating value for the community and encourages the local communities to protect the region from large-scale development and exploitation, whilst giving the local people an income and a financial reason to protect the environment. We use local suppliers wherever possible, for accommodation, meals and transport, and through this, the money you put in to the trip is ensured to be ploughed back into the local economy.