'Safari' means 'journey', and the word itself has travelled – first from the Arabic safar and safariya, through to the Swahili safari. This East...
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We believe that wild animals should be viewed – with no contact or interaction – doing what they do best: living in the wild. This trip includes wildlife viewing in Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Our leaders are trained to ensure that visitors don’t call out, whistle or try to get the attention of an animal as uncommon noises cause stress for them. Our drivers and local guides are also trained not to use their vehicle to get an animal to move or drive off road to get a better view or get closer to the animals.
We continue to search out accommodation that is suitable for our travellers, while also finding properties that are making concerted efforts to reduce their environmental impact. We include properties that have water-saving measures in place, use renewable energy sources, and are built to complement their surroundings. This trip includes a two night stay at the Ang’ata Serengeti Camp. This camp uses solar power for electricity and heating water. They use biodegradable cleaning products, have processes in place to minimise food waste and have constructed their tents from locally-sourced materials.
We go direct to the source for many of the inclusions on our trips. Locally-owned accommodation, transport providers, activity suppliers. This ensures that income from tourism is directly benefitting local communities everywhere we go. All aspects of this trip (on the ground) are operated by East Africans. This includes our leaders, vehicle drivers, local site guides, and accommodation providers.
We encourage travellers to act like locals, respecting the traditions and culture of the destination they’re travelling through. This trip includes a morning visit to the Tengeru farmers’ market, where the local community shop daily. Our leaders purchase fruit from a variety of vendors so that travellers can sample what’s in season, but also to ensure we aren’t just freely wandering the market but are contributing economically to the community as well.