Short Kenya safari in Amboseli national park

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Short Kenya safari in Amboseli national park

Environment

With regards to our guests, we have a travellersí code that is well explained by our guides with regards to environmental protection. For our visitors doing the marine parks, we strongly emphasize on the protection of the Coral Reef by our snorkelling guests as well as care for the entire marine ecosystem.

In the parks, our guides exhibit utmost respect for wildlife and nature by ensuring that they strictly adhere to park rules and regulations as well as our internal Travel Code. For example, we keep a respective distance from wildlife, we do not stampede game, minimize on noise as well as respect other visitors. Our overall goal is to ensure the long term sustainability of the environment which is also the sure way to ensure our own business survival.

We have elaborate cost-cutting measures that also work out as very environmentally friendly measures in the office. Minimal use of printed material as well as recycling of paper. Switching off of all unnecessary lights. Turning off water taps .

Community

During this tour, one encounters two main local communities who have different kind of life style; The masai community in Amboseli and The Taitas in Tsavo. The Masai are herders who leave around the park and whose main source of income other than from their animals is benefits they get from tourism. To encourage them in protecting wild animals in their land, local government share money paid as park fees with locals through their ranches. They too have formed ranches in their land outside the park which has attracted investors who lease their land to build lodges and in return increasing their revenue through park fees paid directly by tourists doing game drives there.

The Taitas around Tsavo are mainly farmers who bear the greatest human-wildlife conflicts as wild animals stray into their farms destroying their crops. To minimize the impact, government has constructed electric fence all around the park. For them also appreciate their neighbors (wild animals), Kenya wildlife services in partnership with lodges build schools, hospitals and other social amenities for them. This is also an area that has seen many tourists volunteer as doctors and teacher thus making the community benefit from tourism/tourists directly

We always ensure that we properly brief our guests with regards to the social and political situation in the destinations to be visited. For example, the Coastal region in Kenya is predominantly Muslim and so, especially for cultural/village visits where the guests will interact with the local people, we encourage our guests to dress up more in respect of local culture.

For our pastoralist communities such as Masai, who incidentally occupy major wildlife areas, we encourage our guests to visit the villages. This offers a direct benefit to the communities as they charge some entrance fee. We also discourage our guests from giving sweets/pens/books to children on the roadside. This has been proven to contribute to absenteeism from school as well as creating a begging culture. We prefer our guests to give these items as a donation to local schools directly. During the visits to schools and the villages, our guests have the opportunity to buy locally made souvenirs as well as directly support the community through contributing to social amenities such as schools, dispensaries and water projects.

We are happy to pass on school material donations such as books, pens, pencils etc. to children at local schools. Visiting a school is on a request basis (mainly for professional teachers on the trip) and arranged in advance before the tour so that we can check with the school schedule etc.

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