Tanzania National Parks safari, tailor made
Description of Tanzania National Parks safari, tailor made
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.
PlanetRe-usable drinking water bottles,
When the guest arrive at the airport, they are given a re-usable bottle and s/he is going to use right from the beginning to the end of Safari. This bottle is personallized printed the name of each guest and explain why we using it.They will able to re-fill right from the vehicles then to any property they go through the whole Safari and the guest can take them back home without any extra charges. Due to health issues, the guest will be provided with info on how to thoroughly cleaning their bottles on the way.
-Avoiding any plastics,
In any way possible we are trying to avoid the use of plastics and to ensure that we normally provide a list of what we do when travelling to help avoid single use plastics. The list carries the following, wooden toothbrush if they can buy and travel with it, wooden matches instead of plastic lighters, avoiding plastic straws anywhere, re-usable bags, packed breakfast or lunch on re-usable containers - this is going to be provided with us. The message here is to make the guest feel it is possible now to live a free-plastic world.
- Conservation Education programs,
Every five months our professional guides will have topics to talk about concerning the environment or conservation at a local school which you can come along to hear but we also have world days like World Rhino Day, Earth Day, Elephant Day, Lion Day where we go to schools with programs that talks about that specific animal and sometimes we carry cakes to celebrate the day.
We take children from different schools and make a simple competition and the winners will have the opportunity to go on safari with us. We come to realise most of the kids even those in rural areas are not in a position to understand better about these beautiful creatures hence education is the only way to prepare them to be future conservationists.
We are also in process of developing adult programs, which will be totally different from kids programs and this kind of program will aim to change mindsets.
The history of conservation shows that local Communities adjacent to protected areas were and still are moved by force, fines and fencing which has created a negative attitude towards wildlife and any conservation related matters. We are taking action to change this.
We donít own any property BUT we are very selective when it comes to our partners. We choose companies with best reputation in funding Conservation and Community projects. Our accommodation partners have established community outreach programs, and are training locals on growing vegetables, producing chicken eggs, bee keeping projects.
Most of the mobile camps and lodges we go to have recently shifted from using generators as to avoid burning fuel to using solar panels instead.
We volunteer to plant trees in every place we think the habitat needs to be restored. Starting from the schools, catchment areas, along the road and to some towns. End of this year we want to establish the data base which will set the goals to achieve widespread reforestation. The database will state how many trees we are suppose to plant every year and to identify the areas too.
We encourage lots of walking and biking whenever possible to these areas we going so as to limit lots of vehicle movements.
People- We Focus on small scale tourism and not mass tourism
We are an eco-tourism company; we donít believe in conquering the world and we donít believe in Mass Tourism. We dealing with mid-range to high end guests who are not here in volume. Our vision is to make biodiversity in Africa the best even for Generation after us.
We volunteer to plant trees to every place we think its habitat needs to be restored. Starting from the schools, Catchment areas, along the road and to some towns. End of this year we want to establish the data base which will set the goals to achieve. The database will state how many trees we are suppose to plant every year and to identify the areas too.
-World Clean Up
We are so happy to join the World Cleaning Up Day, our team make sure they go out and join the individuals and companies on clean up all the respected areas arranged accordingly to planners. We feel a responsibility to preserve the local culture and at the same time make sure the locals benefit from preserving the area.
One of the big challenges is that so many people have instead of providing a real cultural experience, turned it into a tourism trap and villages have become businesses.
We do our best to make sure the locals culture is preserved. We donít tell the local what to show our guest but let them go ahead doing their daily activities and our guest will be part of it.
We work with they have also succeeded to play a big role on the local community adjacent to their properties and those are the companies we are happy to send our guest to so as they can continue provide best to the locals.
-In all these properties where our guest overnight we make sure they will get time to go out and enjoy local activities as much as we can so as to facilitate their economy and continue to appreciate their culture.
We encourage all our guest on local shopping areas
- Guest involvement
We encourage our guest to participate in a community activities Eg. Bidding, Cow milking, Coffee tour, walkings, School visit, Water projects visits, Healthy projects visits. We love kids and our stance for any School Visits Programs is ONLY in their Holidays.
1) IF guests wish to provide any teaching aids, sports equipment/facilities they will present to us and we will deliver accordingly and send back a written feedback to them.
2) IF guest really wish to visit a school and we think there is a really good reason for them to do that, we make a special arrangement with the head teacher of the specific school accompanied by one or two of our TEAM members to facilitate the visit.
- Local economy
Once we go for camping, we employ locals, we buy most of the food from locals when possible.
- Wild dog project
Its forever our culture to volunteer on Serengeti Wild dog project even before our company existed. It has been over 10 years follow up on Wild Dog Project and we work very close with them now more than even before. During the high season, we can be so occupied BUT we always find time for the wild dogs as making the project prosper has been our priority.
- Volunteer on collecting data on Cheetah project
The Cheetah population is at stake and we have to do anything we can to elevate their numbers. We feel so responsible for these beautiful fastest creatures and as part of our responsibility is to take every picture we get once we are on the field and try to send it to Serengeti Cheetah project for their data base hence will help to establish any monitoring programms or conservation initiatives plans.
-Volunteer on Animal Census
With less amount of money we have, we trying to make sure that whenever there is a chance to volunteer on animal census in any of the protected areas in Tanzania we will send a person with professionals so as part of the data collection team and all the expenses will be covered with the Company.