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Our responsible commitment extends to helping the local communities we visit. We employ local guides, porters and other essential support staff, and use locally owned accommodation. We donate USD$500 per trek to various projects including The Angeninge Theatre Group and the EVPA Water Pipeline.
The Angeninge theatre group was formed about 10 years ago and write, produce and perform plays to the community to educate them about social issues especially HIV and AIDS prevention. “Angeninge” translates as “If we had known about these things we wouldn’t have done them”. Through the Kilimanjaro climb group, a water pipeline was funded and completed at Tinga Tinga after their expedition. The cost was in excess of USD40,000 and is still being funded by us.
Looking to the future, we are planning to support Mlima Mvinje, a community village to be built in the Monduli District overlooking the Rift Valley. Here we hope to help house families affected by AIDS, as well as providing a training centre to teach vocational skills, and land for crop production. The village will be built and run on eco-friendly principles.
As a company we have also drastically reduced the carbon footprint of our UK operations, and are making a huge effort to do so in their destination countries too. We are also investing to offset the emissions from the international flights required to take part in our challenges.
We also provide travellers with a responsible tourism policy detailing ways in which you can be an ethical traveller. From packing conscientiously to advice on local customs & environmental awareness overseas to maintaining contact with your new international friends upon your return – our policy is a comprehensive document providing all the info you need to trek, climb of cycle responsibly.