Great migration small group safari, Tanzania
Description of Great migration small group safari, Tanzania
2022: 9 Jul, 23 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct
Our safari lodges cater for a wide range of dietary requirements, including vegans and vegetarians. Please let us know any food preferences at the time of booking so we may cater to you. Our lodges are often very remote, so changing menus at the last minute is difficult.
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‘In Africa, everyone is capable of making a difference’
Electrical power is via solar energy. We have deliberately installed a system which is only sufficient for lighting and some other minor consumption uses. Guests are asked to consider power consumption, we do not encourage the use of electric hair driers etc.
We recycle and reuse waste. Kitchen waste is composted where possible together with garden waste. Plastic, cans, glass and paper is segregated and recycled. Also we reuse as only Africa can, by utilising some waste products for a variety of ingenious uses. We constantly look for methods of reusing waste products.
Water saving is integral in our operation rather than an add on. We ask guests to consider their use of water, consider towel and linen usage, etc.
Only fallen trees are used for camp fires and in that, only those which can be removed within the natural order.
Conservation – Our management and safari staff have many years experience in wildlife conservation and are actively involved with ongoing conservation projects. Will Fox (the founder of this company) is a dedicated conservationist. Will has worked extensively in leopard research and is the manager of INGWE - Leopard Research.
Each safari aims to provide an insight into the real issues associated with African conservation. The extent of this element is tailored to suit individual and/or group interest and is normally established prior to each safari.
Safaris are conducted in a responsible manner with respect for the location and wildlife.
We hold an informal chat with newly arrived guests at the start of each safari. This is intended to inform guests of environmental and conservation matters associated with their safari and answer any questions or queries.
We source the majority of food from the local area and when that isn't possible as near as feasible. Our staff and guides are resident in the area eliminating the need for domestic or international flights or road transfers.
Guests are encouraged to eliminate single use plastics for example by using refillable water bottles we provide.
PeopleWhen purchasing items such as artwork, meals and souvenirs, we recommend that visitors buy locally produced goods and support local artisans. In this way, visitors are able to help sustain the local community, contribute towards conservation and enrich their own lives. During your stay there will be opportunities to purchase goods from local artists, market stalls and restaurants in keeping with the ideals of fair trade.
Our guides will advise on a ‘fair price’ if requested, however it is worth noting that a relatively small sum can make a huge difference to peoples lives in Africa and guests are asked to consider this when bargaining with market stallholders. Do not buy products that exploit wildlife, aid in habitat destruction, or come from endangered species. Our staff are encouraged to develop their own skills in producing goods such as art work for sale. 100% of the proceeds from these sales go to the originator.
Respect cultural differences. Local customs and traditions may be different from your own. Take the time to learn what behaviour is acceptable and what is not. Always ask permission to take photos of people and respect their wishes if they refuse. If you do take a photo, offer to send copies back to them and make sure to follow through with your promise.
There is a policy of recruiting local staff, who have lived and worked in the area for many years. This policy has proved very successful and the resultant loyalty from both employer and employee benefits all. In addition we minimise any negative security issues, which sometimes occur when recruiting from outside.
Personal development lies at the corner stone of the staff policy. Individuals are encouraged to develop within the organisation to achieve their goals and where applicable to produce conservation based items for sale (100% of the proceeds going to the originator).
All of our food, bathroom and kitchen supplies are from local sources and as far as possible, we aim to use a combination of organic, fair-trade and sustainable products. In the case where a local supplier has no formal policy in place, we conduct our own assessments, which help to highlight those areas of supply which fall outside of our desired criteria and require improvement.
Whilst on safari customers are encouraged to purchase goods and souvenirs from fair trade shops and market stalls. Our Safari Rangers provide guidance and advice in this matter.