9 day Botswana Safari
Description of 9 day Botswana Safari
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetThis safari involves staying in mobile campsites so we leave no trace. We ensure that the land stays as pristine as we found it. Where possible we use renewable energy, and no plastic (glass bottles only etc). We encourage guests to also aware of their consumption of natural resources and all concession and park rules must be adhered to - such as do not litter, leave nothing but footprints. Do not stand up in the vehicles and be aware of your impact on wild creatures.
We encourage guests that are eco-conscious by providing you with a responsible tourism guide and responsible tourism checklist.
We are in partnership with various responsible tourism companies and also in talks with a government Wildlife Environmental agency and Fair Trade Tourism.
Tourism is the 2nd most important sector after diamonds in Botswana however there is no over tourism as the country concentrates on low volume tourism as this is the best way to create a sustainable industry.
We work closely with conservation stakeholders and are part of wildlife and nature conservation initiatives. Over 38% of Botswana is protected for wildlife and nature conservation and you can assist with many conservation programs. To further support responsible travel in Africa, we have partnered with the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), a wildlife facility focusing on conserving rare and vulnerable species in Africa. Based in South Africa, the organization is actively involved in researching, breeding and anti-poaching initiatives as well as passing on their knowledge on conservation to local communities and the general public. All who book this trip actively contribute to the cause of wildlife conservation as $50 per person per trip is donated to either Black Mamba or Greenpop and then $8 per person is donated per trip to plant a tree with Greenpop.
We run a sustainable office that is paperless with an in-house recycling system. The paper is collected by a non-profit organisation that uses the money from the recycling to create 1000's of jobs. We have recycling bins in our office.
We help clients change their purchasing habits by booking eco-friendly properties where applicable.
PeopleOnly local guides that live locally are hired on this trip and as they have spent most of their life in the bush, they know nature and the environment.
The staff and communities on this trip are very important. You will be able to connect with Africa's diverse cultures. Work closely with the community to provide opportunities for education, community empowerment and community infrastructure. The staff employed are often the only bread winners and are supporting several families.
To respect the local and unique culture especially in the rural communities is very important.
By increasing public interest in the country and increasing the of visitors to this remarkable country, we are in turn supporting and creating valuable jobs, education and much more.