IntoAfrica

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IntoAfrica runs fair-traded safaris and treks in Kenya and Tanzania – from life with the Maasai to climbing Kilimanjaro. We combine wildlife and scenic spectaculars with cultural insights into local people’s lifestyles. The trips do not provide "colonial style luxury lodge" experiences but reveal Africa from an African perspective, and directly support local communities along the way. An intelligent alternative for inquiring travellers to the run-of-the-mill adventure safaris. A Kenyan/Tanzanian company with a UK partner
Member since: 20 Mar 2002

How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

IntoAfrica believes that local communities must see rewards from tourism if they are to have an interest in safeguarding their environments.

We will encourage our clients to buy souvenirs from the people who are making the products directly and all of our trips will have opportunities for clients to do this.

It is also vital for our business that our guides are good communicators. We will commit to training our staff wherever possible to upgrade their communication skills, enabling them to manage clients more effectively and educate them in sensitive natural and cultural destinations.

Environmental responsibility

On safaris our drivers and guides will follow the Conservation Code Guidelines issued by the Friends of Conservation. (Not to go too near animals, no feeding of animals, staying on tracks in national parks etc).

Wherever possible materials and products which can be recycled should be used. eg better to buy beer in returnable bottles than aluminium cans. Not only is this sensible environmental policy but our clients are very well educated about these issues and will expect us to be doing these things.

Our policy will be to leave any natural site as we found it - or even better than we found it. On safari or trek this means carrying out all non-burnable or biodegradable waste and disposing of it in properly dug waste pits.

Social responsibility

Our support for schools, self-help projects and employment of local guides already contributes to the long term sustainability of communities managing their own natural resources and will continue to do so.

Community payments should not, wherever possible, be made to individuals. When making payments to groups we must ensure as many people as possible in the community know how much has been given, to whom, and what it is for.

It is also vital for our business that our guides are good communicators. We will commit to training our staff wherever possible to upgrade their communication skills, enabling them to manage clients more effectively and educate them in sensitive natural and cultural destinations.

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