Tanzania photo safari, calving season
Description of Tanzania photo safari, calving season
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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.
Our partners are leaders in using renewable energy with state-of-the-art power systems ensuring all accommodation is operated 100% off the grid with zero emissions and fuel usage except in event of generator back up.
All camps are provided with 100% safe drinking water from RO plants. Each tented lodge has installed state of the art Reverse Osmosis Plants, ensuring we eliminated 100% the usage of plastic water bottles and provide clean drinking water throughout the safari.
Every drop of water that comes out the taps has been filtered and passed through a UV light to kill bacteria. In the new system we also constantly circulate the water in the holding tanks to ensure it does not stagnate and in this circulation, we pass the water through a UV light.
Each tented camp is equipped with solar hot water pumps, which draw 50% less power than a hair drier.
Environment and Wildlife:
Green Lunch Boxes: Our partners are the first company to use 100% biodegradable and plastic free lunch boxes for those who take a packed lunch.
Our accommodation partner employs a strict recycling system, ensuring that all recyclable waste is recycled. What we take in to the bush (if not biodegradable) is brought out, including all our glass bottles to be recycled into water decanters, jewellery, glassware and much more
Our team from head office use their own funds to support a local school with a fruit tree planting exercise annually.
Our accommodations have removed plastic straws entirely
Our partners continue to lead the way by the removal of plastic bottles from inside the national parks and conservation areas and converting them to school desks. Collection bins, also made from recycled plastic by Dunia Designs, a sustainable and socially enterprising company specialising in recycling plastic waste in Arusha – each collecting enough plastic to make one school desk and 2 chairs.
Lemala Ngorongoro has a brand-new floor in the main area and it is 100% made of recycled plastic bottles!
30% of the steel used in building the accommodations is recycled scrap steel.
Wherever possible, all food and supplies are sourced locally to ensure the surrounding communities reap the benefits of tourism on a commercial level.
We purchase our coffee from estates in Karatu, dairy products from farms on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro and fresh fruit and vegetables from Arusha’s central market. We source our fish produce from Joseph, who works with his fellow fishermen on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean beaches. All fish are caught according to individual quota regulations and purchases are shared between the group. Dry goods are purchased from Arusha. Only 22% of our dry goods are imported, these are always items that are not grown or made in Tanzania but are essential to maintain our high standards of hospitality.
We are involved in a wide range of projects that support our local communities these include:
Sponsoring a women’s empowerment group in Mto wa Mbu that employs 32 stay-at-home moms to make our 100% biodegradable lunch boxes, used in all our properties.
Hosting a young ladies and young men’s leadership academy (aged between 14 and 18), where speakers from different backgrounds talk about possible career opportunities.
Donating to Pippi House, a woman’s shelter that provides an empowering, supportive environment for women seeking refuge from the streets.
Creating a hugely successful program to make and donate reusable sanitary pads to young village girls in rural areas who would otherwise be absent from school each month.
Donating recycled desks from plastic left behind by other less reputable operators inside our national parks and solar lights to local schools.
Supporting an orphanage and a school for the disabled.
Employment, Inclusivity, and Diversity:
Employing nine young men from a homeless shelter in Arusha, giving them a new and secure start in life.
Training our Maasai security guards to qualify as walking guides under the expert guidance of our in-house guide trainer.
Providing internships to young women from disadvantaged backgrounds with a promise of a full-time employment opportunity.