"Be the change you want to see in the world". - Mahatma Gandhi
We believe... in traveling responsibly on our trips. Our commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism is reflected in our low impact travel style, where the only things we take are photographs and nourishment for the spirit and all we leave are our footprints. Being based in Africa, we have the grassroots contacts to make a real difference in the lives of the people whose lands we visit.
We run our safaris in keeping with the guidelines of TIES (The International Ecotourism Society), which defines ecotourism as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people". For us, this translates to tangible practices which aim to:
Low impact. By keeping our group sizes small we ensure that our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. Small groups require smaller and less obtrusive support vehicles. Ours is maintained on a regular basis in order to run as efficiently as possible by design. We pack all our garbage out and dispose of it properly. We also ask our clients to bring home with them all used batteries, as there are no proper recycling facilities available in the locations we visit.
Environment. Sometimes it's easy to think that an individual is unable to have a sizable impact on the environment and the way things are. Nothing could be further from the truth. We take responsibility for our actions in maintaining and improving the environment by:
Conservation. The activities we arrange help to increase knowledge about wildlife and aim at educating and enabling people to experience and get close to nature. Virtually all of our tours include visits to national parks, which charge a conservation fee. In some cases, a large portion of the entrance fee is devolved to the local community. We believe in consistently supporting the national parks, as well as any local projects, throughout Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi and Zambia, where we operate.