Winner in the Responsible Tourism Awards 2008, Best Volunteering Organisation category and Highly Commended in 2007, we own our ground operation, which means we have complete control over the sustainability and integrity of our projects and the quality of the experiences we provide. We additionally subsidise our philanthropic objectives through additional funds Winner in the Responsible Tourism Awards 2008, Best Volunteering Organisation category and Highly Commended in 2007, we own our ground operation, which means we have complete control over the sustainability and integrity of our projects and the quality of the experiences we provide. We additionally subsidise our philanthropic objectives through additional funds raised by our Charitable Trust to ensure our work has real and lasting tangible benefits to the communities in which we work.
Our camps act as a source of local industry and employment. 100% of fresh produce and project materials are sourced from sustainable local suppliers and skilled workers are employed from the surrounding communities to assist volunteers with project work. Group sizes are kept small to reduce any negative impact.
Accommodation styles will vary depending on your programme and camp location. However, all permanent accommodation is constructed using locally sourced materials and is in keeping with traditional styles. Temporary camps are designed to create as little impact on the environment and natural surroundings as possible.
Your families’ participation on this tour provides a significant contribution to indigenous communities, environment and wildlife in the Taita Hills. Our school development plan has enhanced educational facilities in the area by building school desks, providing clean water for the children, sourcing instructional materials and encouraging environmental conservation.
Rukinga Sanctuary is a superb, privately run conservancy offering National and International visitors extraordinary experiences and activities. But more importantly, it has turned thousands of acres back to wildlife conservation from previously degraded and overgrazed landscapes, devoid of wildlife, and offered significant, tangible benefits to the local communities that live along its boundaries. Rukinga Sanctuary and the projects run by Camp Tsavo and Wildlife Works have improved the productivity of the landscape and provided employment and financial support to thousands of families, as well as contributing to the preservation of Kenya’s natural and cultural heritage.
In short, our commitment to local people and the environment is not a by-product of our programmes but core to everything we do. All of our projects are developed and co-located in partnership with the local communities to ensure they (and their natural environment) receive tangible and long-lasting benefits.
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