Botswana safari holiday, 8 days

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Botswana safari holiday, 8 days

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

We know it is not possible to have a 100% carbon free vacation, but you and your family can assist by reducing environmental damage by staying in an eco-lodge and having a responsible vacation hence we have used these properties as they are eco friendly and every guest is provided with a stainless steel drinking water bottle to be refilled with pure filtered water which has undergone a triple water filtration system. We can all do our bit to minimize the use of plastic bottles which damage our precious environment as they will land up in landfill. Both camps have converted to solar power for heating and lighting with backup generators where needed.

To support responsible travel in Africa, we have partnered with the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, 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 those who travel on this itinerary actively contribute to the cause of wildlife conservation as 1% of each booking value is donated to the HESC.

We are working with the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa for a training programme for staff to ensure everyone is aware of sustainability.

We strongly believe in passing on our knowledge to younger generations and educating them on the importance of preserving our environment. We recommend lodges that engage our youngest clients through educational Junior Ranger Programmes giving them a greater understanding of conservation and the ecosystem through interactive activities.

As part of the itinerary there is walking safaris, bush walks and mokoro’s canoe’s which are low impact transport. We always suggest that you look at how you can counter carbon emissions prior to taking your trip.

Environmental Policy and Recycling Project in our office
As an office we run paperless and have a recycling system in place. We have 3 recycle bins for paper, plastic, and glass where all recycled goods are put. Then we have a non-profit organization that collects our recycling once a month and in exchange we will give them a small donation,

Community

We support the community and have ensured that the lodges in this itinerary do as such. The camps are private, owner-run by African residents.

Linyanti Bush Camp runs Pack for a Purpose that supports a local community sewing project from the village residents and the main objective of this is to assist the local community to take an initiative to develop their own income. Another project they support is a basket weaving co-operative that has been created to provide employment for women (up to 20 ladies and growing). The baskets are eco friendly as all dyes used are natural.

Khwai Bush Camp definitely supports the local community as it works together with the communities located in the areas surrounding and gives locals an opportunity to be self-sustainable. By sharing knowledge there has been a decrease in the human-wildlife conflict. We also take the opportunity to visit the locals and become accustomed to their way of life.

Both camps are part of a foundation that is not-for-profit with the vision of creating opportunities that empower rural communities located in vulnerable wildlife areas. The programs focus on education and community empowerment.

As part of the itinerary $10 from each camp are donated to the above foundation and go directly to the many community projects.

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