South Africa luxury family safari
Description of South Africa luxury family 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 trip has sustainable initiatives including water conservation, recycling (from waste management to recycling of cooking oil to recycling glass; paper; tin) and in-house bottling system which saves 20 000 plastic bottles and 2 000 tin cans per year.
It is important to teach the younger generation the importance of taking care of the environment, and to this end we can arrange educational Junior Ranger Programmes and kiddie-friendly game drives. For teens and upwards we suggest educational walking safaris from trained professionals who will be able to teach about flora and fauna and the conservation thereof.
We choose lodges that follow an eco-sensitive approach that limits impact on their direct environment and we encourage guests to be aware of their consumption of natural resources whilst they are there. For example, we encourage you to bring your own reusable, eco-friendly water bottle while on safari, this will decrease your plastic consumption and support single-use plastic in Africa and reduce plastic pollution. We also suggest that you pack a reusable, multi-purpose bag for your trip to Africa and decline plastic bags in the local grocery store.
We have an environmental grading system to ensure properties that we have partnered with follow responsible tourism policies. Many of the lodges we choose also have conservation levies as this assists with projects like wildlife monitoring, elimination of alien plants and anti-poaching initiatives.
We provide our suppliers with many suggestions on what it means to be eco-friendly and we send out monthly tips on sustainability which helps the whole supply chain to be as responsible as possible.
While travelling, we avoid all attractions involving animals unless they are verified by us first. Seeing animals in their wild, natural habitats comes first every time.
Our office has 3 recycling bins for paper, plastic and glass and we have partnered with a non-profit organization collects our recycling once a month and we give them a donation. This organization has created jobs for 1000's of young people and adults. They have helped save 16 000 cubic meters of landfill every month by recycling waste. We also run a paperless office - stop think and recycle.
PeopleFor each trip we support Project Brave which supports Community Upliftment. By running an empowering skills development programme, Project Brave aims to restore hope and this is one of legacy partners.
This trip supports various social and cultural initiatives including buying organic vegetables from township community farmers and supporting local people and their communities.
We employ staff from local communities and properties that are community owned and trained and provide skills transfers. For example, we have training programmes and skills development programmes and we work with communities to show them how to follow environmentally friendly practices too.
We support community outreach efforts which could be home-based care centres, youth programmes, college training programmes or learning centres.
We ensure money is spent locally by supporting local artisans via the purchasing of organic products which are sourced and made locally. We also suggest visiting the local communities.
If of interest, we can arrange for you to volunteer at one of the many community projects that is on offer including a vegetable or soup kitchen for the elderly or organic vegetable garden in a local farming community. We can also advise on donating to an ethical trust or charity that makes a difference.