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Responsible tourism: Tanzania camping safari
The contribution of National Park fees supports the outstanding conservation efforts of the Tanzanian National Parks. Our profits are also channeled towards contribute to pioneering conservation projects by donating the compensation for carbon offsetting to our charity partners in Tanzania.
Many travel companies offer their customers the chance to offset the carbon emissions from their international flights too but we have gone a step further and offer to share this cost with you 50/50. If you select to compensate for your international flight emissions when you book with us then what you put in, we put in too!
To ensure that we are offering ground-breaking itineraries and are always keeping up-to-date with the latest developments abroad, our UK staff travel regularly to our destinations. This ‘work’ also leaves a carbon footprint and we compensate for all our staff travel by donating carbon-mitigating funds to our charity partners.
Our UK office takes a leading role in setting the standards for an environmentally friendly work environment. We work with local government to recycle our waste and continually look for new ways to be greener.
Our safari guides all come from within the local community and have at least 5 years safari guiding experience. Our continuous approach to training ensures that best practices are always continuing to evolve and that the profession continues to be aspired to within the community.
We employ local support staff who we pay fair wages, often exceeding government standards which we still consider too low, and thereby remove the reliance on tipping from travelers for livelihoods.
Our accommodation choices make use of locally owned properties where possible and often include adventurous, authentic choices such as local homestays which therefore involve local people and their communities in the very fabric of our vacations.
We encourage all our travelers to research local customs and read your trip notes before you depart to ensure you are conscientious and respectful in a different culture.
In most cases we strongly recommend that you do not give money to children beggars. If begging is a successful enterprise, parents are encouraged to forsake their children’s education in pursuit of this opportunity.
Talk to us about packing for a purpose and see if you can get involved by making a small material contribution to the communities you are visiting. We have developed partnerships with charities and accommodations throughout Tanzania and are constantly working to extend our reach with the help of our travelers.
Reviews of Tanzania camping safari
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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 08 Nov 2015 by Suzy Mentens
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Seeing the great migration, thousands of wildebeest crossing a river while making a "snoring" sound. We stayed their watching them for several hours. Wonderful.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Think about the fact that you want to go camping or prefer staying in a lodge. The bathroom-facilities on the camping sites are basic.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Our guide was really concerned with respecting the natural habits and behaviours of the animals and he always put this before trying to fulfil the wishes of the tourists.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
We had a fantastic safari in Tanzania (Northern circuit). We came back home with beautiful memories of the country, his wildlife and his people.