Luxury Kenya and Tanzania holiday, small group

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13 Jun 2020
£4025
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04 Jul 2020
£4375
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18 Jul 2020
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08 Aug 2020
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22 Aug 2020
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05 Sep 2020
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19 Sep 2020
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10 Oct 2020
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07 Nov 2020
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12 Dec 2020
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Small Group Travel
Our scheduled small group tours operate with a group size between 2 and 12 guests. By specialising only in small groups we reduce the impact on the destinations we visit and it means that when we stay in environmentally sensitive areas and interact with local cultures, we do not leave a large footprint from our tours.

Wildlife
On all game drives, we remind our guests that we are the visitors and that we do not want our presence to impact the wildlife or their environment in any way. We are always accompanied by fully trained and qualified guides who will ensure that our groups understand how to interact with wildlife appropriately. The feeding of animals is strictly prohibited. On this trip we visit Amboseli, one of Kenya's most famous parks and pay the entrance fees to the Kenyan Wildlife Service who are responsible for conserving and managing Kenya's wildlife for the Kenyan people, and the rest of the world. It is their goal to work with other partners in the Amboseli Ecosystem Trust to conserve, protect and sustainably manage wildlife resources. The community wildlife program of KWS in collaboration with others encourages biodiversity conservation by local communities. The premise is that "if people benefit from wildlife and other natural resources, then they will take care of these resources."

Water Usage
We know that in many of the areas that we visit, water is a very scarce resource. Our guests are encouraged to be conscious of their individual water usage and not to take long showers or waste water wherever possible. All small group guests are provided with a pocket hand sanitiser before the trip so that they can reduce water usage when washing their hands, and all guests are actively discouraged from taking a bath over a shower. Filtered water is available on safari and guests are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle to make full use of this.

Travellers Code of Conduct
Every guest is provided with pre-trip information regarding the countries we will be visiting and they are encouraged to read up on the current social and political environments before they travel. We ask every guest to treat the people they meet locally with respect and fairness, and to make a concerted effort to understand the local customs and community beliefs. With regards to drinking water if the local supply is not safe to drink or is scarce, our guests are encouraged to purchase water in bulk and share it with the group in reusable containers, rather than purchase single use plastic bottles.

Our Offices
We know that being environmentally friendly starts at home, and as such we operate a virtual office so as not to increase the impact on the environment from having a separate office. We recycle all ink cartridges and paper where possible, and do not give out travel brochures other than minimal literature at our travel exhibitions. We recognise the need to reduce overall paper usage in travel documentation and as such have partnered with Travefy, a travel app, which allows our guests to refer to their itinerary on their smart phones and therefore they will not need to print it. This is implemented for all types of holidays from small group tours to tailor-made private trips.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Local Guides
On each of our small group tours there is a dedicated tour leader who escorts the group and ensures it all runs smoothly. In addition, we also employ local guides for each activity, which not only benefits the community directly through employment but is also of great value to our guests as they gain valuable insights into the local community. Their experience is enriched with the true expertise from people who live in the area, and it gives them a chance to see how their tourism is benefiting the places that they visit. This tour is operated by our in country partner, Twiga, who are locally owned and employ local guides.

Entrance Fees
The national parks that we visit in each country support a large number of local communities and in particular provide local services and housing to the many staff that help to run the parks. Supporting these parks by paying the entrance fees is an important part of how we ensure the community is supported, and the parks are maintained, as well as providing an essential source of funding for the anti-poaching units. On this trip we visit 6 National Parks across Kenya and Tanzania, with our park fees contributing to the continued conservation of the wildlife and the preservation of these areas going forwards.

Human Rights
Where we have influence, we are committed to promoting human rights. We ensure that everybody involved with our company is treated with fairness and respect, including our office staff and tour leaders. We ensure our local guides are paid and treated fairly, and only work with local business who follow this policy too. We have sourced small companies to use throughout this tour so that we can be absolutely sure they are treating their staff well, and for almost every excursion we have personally met the guides.

Accommodation
Wherever possible we choose to use locally owned hotels and lodges ensuring that local communities gain a direct economic benefit from our business through employment and tourism. This is mostly a lodge based itinerary and therefore does use some of the larger chains of accommodation that are avoided on some of our tented trips, however they use local staff so that the benefits are still felt within the community. In addition, wherever possible, they source all the food required from the rich farmland areas nearby, continuing this local support and commitment to the surrounding agricultural communities. One of the things that makes our trips stand out is our choices of accommodation, such that we choose great places yes, but we ensure they give back to community and environment, so that by staying there we actively contribute too. On this trip we also stay in Tipilikwani Camp in the Masai Mara who through their projects have helped eradicate typhoid in the Tipilikwani area in the Masai Mara by supplying tree water from their borehole, and funded building projects to support a local school in the Mara.

Local Crafts
When we visit local craft markets we encourage our guests to barter in a friendly and respectful manner with the local people but ask them to remember that for almost of the locals they interact with this is their only source of income and the livelihood that supports their families. Our advice is not to bargain too hard over what may only be $1 to you but is worth a lot more to them. Buying local crafts is a wonderful way to support the local community, however we prefer to encourage our guests to buy smaller wooden carvings rather than large pieces in an effort to conserve the woodland in the surrounding areas.

Charitable Donations
A small donation from the profits of each group tour is made to an anti-poaching unit called the Black Mambas, the first majority female anti-poaching unit in the World. Their objectives are the protection of rhinos with boots on the ground and by being a role model in their communities. These 22 women and 1 man want their communities to understand that the benefits are greater in conservation than poaching, addressing the social and moral decay that is a product of the rhino poaching. More information can be found at https://www.blackmambas.org/
Our partner on this tour, Twiga, has close ties with the Manji Foundation, created to educate children from poor families living in remote locations in Kenya and help these children better their lives & of those living around them.

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