Afrochella festival holiday in West Africa

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2019: 27 Dec
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Responsible tourism

Afrochella festival holiday in West Africa

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

Although this is a tailor-made holiday we encourage customers to consider the smaller-scale properties on offer, particularly those with good Eco credentials. This includes most Ghana, Togo and Benin.

During the holiday, where possible, all sightseeing tours include walking between sites to avoid lots of short drives which are most harmful in terms of pollution.

We ask all our customers to respect the environment. Litter, in particular, is damaging to the fragile urban and rural ecosystems and we encourage people to take their litter home or to the appopriate dump bins or sites. All our trips are tailor made for individuals to minimize the impact of large groups on traditional communities so that interaction can be more personal and respectful.

To ensure the best possible service to our customers we engage services that make as low an impact as possible on the environment and local culture, whilst helping to generate long term employment and benefits for local people. Raising awareness of the culture, politics and economy of areas visited encourages responsible tourism practice and indirectly aides the preservation of the Kingdom's most precious resources.

Community

Most of the accommodations we use on this trip are locally owned by the people in those destinations.

This helps to give back to the communities something of monetary value and to ensure that our visit does not impact negatively on those communities.
Additionally, we work in collaboration with our Togolese and Benin counterparts who work with trained tour guides to ensure that our travelers experience local lifestyle at the local communities. Communities we visit are the core of what we do on our trips. We prefer visiting local people as friends rather than intruders. We therefore ensure that our visits do not in any way infringe on the local customs and beliefs of the people. Using the local tour guides in this respect does not only contribute economically to the lives of the people but also helps in maintaining the culture of the people since they will always find a person of their own being in charge of our visits. We give our clients pre-departure briefings where we orientate them to respect the local people and their customs. This is particularly relevant in some parts of Ghana, Togo and Benin where the local people are very reactive to photography. Although some may not want their photographs taken or ask for compensation for photography, many are happy with this but we just think that its only fair to offer compensation when requested a photo in order not to promote indiscriminate payments for photographs.

We believe that what we see at the various sites on our visits needs to be maintained for generations to come - so we encourage our clients to give the local customs the necessary recognition to serve as a motivation for the local people to maintain their culture.

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