Tunisia wildlife holiday
Description of Tunisia wildlife holiday
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PlanetWe are hugely passionate about the wildlife of Tunisia and are entirely committed to its protection and preservation. Not only is Tunisia home to a rich array of rare native mammals commonly associated with Africa, such as fennec fox, sand cat and Barbary sheep, but it is also home to the few African populations of red deer (known as Barbary stag) and wild boar. Perhaps most excitingly, Tunisia has lead the way with the re-introduction of deeply threatened and iconic species, including Dama gazelle, scimitar-horned oryx and addax. These hugely impressive conservation initiatives have done so much for these species, and our visit contributes directly to their continued operation - included within the cost of your tour are fees paid directly to these initiatives.
This tour visits several areas that struggle for water for a significant portion of the year. We take steps to limit our water usage during this tour, by avoiding hotels where possible and limiting the length of showers when camping. We ask clients to be cognisant of the lack of water in these landscapes and limit their water usage as far as is reasonable.
PeopleIt is vital that tours such as this one make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the areas we visit, the communities that call these areas home, and the wildlife that these communities alongside. We find the best way to do this is by ensuring that sustainable employment opportunities are brought about or entrenched by our visit. We therefore insist on using local suppliers who employ local people. To this end, clients should expect that throughout this tour, drivers, guides, cooks and logistics support staff are all Tunisian.
We have a zero-tolerance policy towards any behaviour that is disrespectful towards local people. Whilst Tunisia is modernising rapidly, it remains a deeply conservative country and we ask clients to respect religious and cultural beliefs as far as possible. This includes dressing modestly, limiting alcohol intake and making reasonable accommodations for time set aside for prayers. However, we will never ask clients to conceal any aspect of themselves, such as sexual orientation, on tours to Tunisia, and we fully believe that tours like these offer a superb opportunity for our clients and our suppliers to engage and bond meaningfully, regardless of their backgrounds or beliefs.
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An immersive full circuit tour of stunning Tunisia