Travel for Change

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Travel for Change Africa offers affordable tailor-made packages. We handle accommodation and safari logistics to ensure a fulfilling and satisfactory customer experience. We will also facilitate and coordinate with our partners in enabling our clients to seamlessly be involved in community projects should they want to participate.
Member since: 21 Sep 2016

How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

Travel for change is owned by a Kenyan and a Tanzanian, Our tours are double sustainable, which means that part of the tour fees go towards the development of the community, and the rest in funding volunteering business in Travel for Change.

We believe that we have a moral duty of improving the living conditions of our communities. To this end, we actively contribute to the uplifting of the standards of people in the rural areas where we operate.5% of our profits go into the community projects.

Our drivers and guides are all locals.

We train our local team and provide them with reliable equipment’s to perform their work more efficiently.

Environmental responsibility

We at travel for change ensure strict adherence to wildlife code;
• Respect the privacy of the wildlife, this is their habitat.
• Beware of the animals, they are wild and can be unpredictable.
• Don't crowd the animals or make sudden noises or movements.
• Don't feed the animals, it upsets their diet and leads to human dependence.
• Keep quiet, noise disturbs the wildlife and may antagonize your fellow visitors.
• Stay in your vehicle at all times, except at designated picnic or walking areas.
• Keep below the maximum speed limit (40 kph/25 mph).
• Never drive off-road, this severely damages the habitat.
• When viewing wildlife keep to a minimum distance of 20 meters and pull to the side of the road so as to allow others to pass.
• Leave no litter and never leave fires unattended or discard burning objects.
• Visitors must vacate the Park between 6.00 p.m. - 6.00 a.m. unless they are camping overnight. Night game driving is not allowed.

Our office has a turn off and un-plug it policy Turn-off policy means everyone in the office is encouraged to switch off lights, computers and other machinery that aren't being used immediately. Unplug it policy means that we completely unplug machines eg computer and printers when we are sure there is going to be a prolonged non use eg when going out for lunch, home time and during weekends. To ensure employees comply those who violate the code get a red sticker pinned on their desk saying lets save energy. Those who are consistent in a month following the rules get a sticker saying energy saving champion.

We have the the following tips on our company profile, normally we send it to our clients on soft copy;
1. Turn off sink when brushing your teeth, and washing dishes, your face, or shaving
2. Turn off the shower while you’re soaping up, shampooing, or shaving/shorten your shower.
3. If your water has been festering in a plastic bottle on a hot bus all day and you can’t bring yourself to drink it, don’t just pour it onto the ground or down the drain.Find a smart place to empty it: a tree, a vegetable garden, give it to a thirsty animal.
4. Pack lightweight, quick-drying, dark-colored clothing that can be washed in the sink, eliminating the need for washing machines. Allow them to soak for awhile (bring a flat sink-stopper with you, or stuff a piece of clothing in the drain, in a pinch). Drain, wring out, and refill sink with clean water, rather than using running water to wash and rinse.
5) Bring your own water bottle (or reuse a plastic bottle several times).

Social responsibility

-We encourage our clients to respect the cultural heritage of Kenya and Tanzania, never take pictures of the local people or their habitat without asking their permission,
-Respect the cultural traditions of Kenyans and Tanzanians, always dress with decorum.
- When visiting local communities, we pay the locals to do the guiding.
- We discourage clients giving handouts especially to the children in the community, instead we donate to a local Ngo or CBO.
- For camping safaris in Tanzania, we buy fresh produce from the surrounding community.

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