Madagascar luxury small group holiday
Description of Madagascar luxury small group holiday
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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.
PlanetWe issue all our guests with reusable water bottles to reduce the need for single use plastics.
We issue all guests with a Code of Conduct detailing information and guidance of what we expect and specifically highlighting the environmental actions they can take while in Madagascar. This includes guidance on water conservation, energy conservation, waste disposal and using environmentally safe and biodegradable toiletries.
We and our partners do not promote any captive animal experiences other than those required to protect and nurture endangered species. Such operations must demonstrate they are operating to the highest ethical, welfare and ecological standards - as independently audited by an NGO, charity or government approved body, before being considered.
In Andasibe, guests can join a conservation reforestation programme at the Mitsinjo reserve where they will see the initiatives the local community and NGOs are undertaking to combat deforestation. Maintaining up to three tree nurseries at a time, Mitsinjo produces an annual average of 30,000 seedlings of up to 100 endemic species of rainforest trees per nursery. The VOIMMA reserve is run solely by the local community, taking the initiative in promoting and delivering a sustainable ecotourism environment. Guests will be able to contribute directly by funding and planting trees. Guests will also be able to see the work being undertaken to protect endangered endemic species at the Amphibian Survival Assurance Centre in Andasibe.
PeopleWe are firmly committed to “local delivery”. This stance is defined by our commitment to only use local guides and tour support staff. We do not employ Tour Leaders from the UK. This ensures that we are investing in our chosen destinations and their local communities.
We actively give priority to local suppliers and service providers that demonstrate an active stance regarding their employees social and economic rights. Our chosen accommodation, excursions and activities focus on the local community. For example, in Madagascar, guests can contribute and support the Mandrare River Camp team in helping it deliver community projects that help local schools, rebuild vital roads and protect local forests through community levies and fees. By working closely with and involving the local community, the camp strives to promote environmental protection and strengthen and revive pride in local traditions, culture and the environment.
Our tours and tailor-made itineraries provide the opportunity to visit local social projects either as an included activity or as an optional excursion. All such projects are vetted to ensure they provide either financial, social or community benefit.