The very ethos of our style of travel is responsible; small groups made up of between three to five families, on fully escorted tours, experiencing the very best of a region, a culture and a landscape, with a friendly local hand guiding the way. Our itineraries are designed to give every member of the group, regardless of age real life experiences without compromising the part of the world we are exploring; to travel responsibly, and encourage others to do the same is at the heart of our commitment as a global tour operator.
This is never a truer statement than on our African safaris. This family itinerary visits the beautiful Saadani National Park, an idyllic location where the African bush meets the Indian Ocean and the ideal location for a family holiday combining big game and great beaches. We believe itís a slice of paradise and that it is the responsibility of every tour operator and passenger visiting this stunning conservation area to do their utmost to maintain it.
Every aspect of this trip has been designed to minimise any negative aspects of our journey and maximise the positives. Utilising the concept of low impact and positive impact tourism, you can be certain that your visit will benefit the local economy by providing employment opportunities and support local industry and initiative, while doing its utmost to protect the environment, contributing to conservation efforts as we go.
During this trip your family will get a taste of the efforts to monitor and protect the park residents which are ongoing. You will discover more about the ongoing elephant collaring project our Tanzanian partners are involved in and learn how to set a camera trap, returning the next day to view the overnight footage. There will be time spent at a green turtle conservation project with a talk about the work taking place, and if you are lucky you may see hatchings.
The Park Fees generated by our visit to the Saadani National Park obviously contribute directly to protecting this fragile habitat, but we know that wilderness conservation isnít achieved just through financial contributions or by relying on local projects. We believe this is also the responsibility of every traveller to the region, and as such we encourage all our groups to journey considerately and with care.
While out and about on safari we encourage all our travellers to use refillable water bottles and purification tablets rather than purchase bottled water on a daily basis. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments, sometimes despite the best intentions of those who disposed of them.
You will be accompanied throughout your trip by a local group leader who will act as your guide for the duration of your stay in Tanzania and will be accompanied during your safari by local wardens. In the park youíll stay in permanent tented bandas, on a small, locally owned property. All staff at the lodge have been recruited from local communities and you can be sure that your stay here will economically benefit the local community as well as provide an unforgettable holiday experience.
This trip has the majority of your meals included in the itinerary; mainly due to the remote location of our safari base. All food will be sourced and purchased from local vendors and suppliers and when on Zanzibar and there are a variety of restaurant options we tend to prefer smaller, traditional establishments which are again owned by local operators.
As a carbon neutral company, we offset all passenger carbon emissions from ground travel on our trips and you will be offered the opportunity to offset your international flight should you wish to book this through us.