Silela Forest Reserve: There is an elephant migration route/corridor from Tarangire to the Ngorongoro which has been used for centuries. Population increases and poverty, leading to the pressure to turn to alternative land uses, threaten biodiversity and the corridors and dispersal zones that are integral part of the survival of national parks. This forest belongs to the Maasai village of Silela and they have set it aside for tourism, affording it special protection and making sure that it remains undisturbed for the elephants. In return a tourism project is bringing in an alternative income for them.
Kirurmu Tented Lodge: Kirurumu Tented Lodge is run on strict environmental principles. The lodge is also at the forefront of an initiative to set up the Kirurumu Gorge Conservation area, to help stop the degradation of the gorge, and help local villagers with an income and sustainable wood source.
Flights are automatically carbon offset through The Travel Forest, which plants 10 indigenous trees on your behalf (currently in northern Tanzania). Whilst the primary motivation for planting the trees is to offset carbon emissions, the project also works as a poverty alleviation and environmental improvement scheme.
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