This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Safari in Amboseli & Tsavo National Parks, Kenya
In order to enhance conservation of our environment we try as much as possible to limit the number of visitors entering a protected area, in fact our vehicles can only accommodate a maximum of 6 passengers and whenever we have a large group we divide clients into smaller groups before they visit a protected area. Moreover, we do support local destination stakeholder’s efforts to address sustainability issues by making financial contributions to conservation and development.
The lodge at Amboseli is eco-friendly and it is their mission to conserve the environment through effective and efficient running of the establishment, they are active in uplifting the living standards of the local community. Researches of the Elephant Research Centre hold regular talks at the hotel, travelers who would like to have a deeper insight of the Masai culture can attend one of the lectures by the Masai naturalist. These talks are usually held early evening just before dinner.
Our camp at Tsavo East strongly supports eco sound tourism. The Camps have been carefully constructed to minimize impacts on the fragile Tsavo ecosystem; they utilize solar technology whenever possible, have implemented strict waste management system and have a biological waste water treatment plant. Waste water from tents and the kitchen is collected and filtered through lava stones, gravel and sand.
First and foremost, in order to enhance the trickle- down effect of tourism benefits to the locals we have employed over 90% of our staff from the local community. Moreover, we receive most of our supplies from the local market and this has helped to keep both the small and big businesses in our environs alive. We believe that it is important that tourism brings people together. Whenever possible we invite our clients to meet and interact with the local people in order for them to understand each other better.
During this trip we encourage our travelers to visit “ Teule Kenya” , where they offer orphaned and vulnerable children shelter, proper nourishment, education, guidance and protection. The centre helps many children with HIV and rescues young girls from FGM and early marriage. Moreover, we use local residents as guides so that tourists can get a more grounded perspective of an area and also learn local etiquette. This has motivated more and more tourists towards supporting various local projects besides facilitating a positive cultural exchange.
As part of our corporate social responsibility, together with other sponsors we are supporting two projects in the local community. We are the main sponsors of Diani Children’s home and also we pioneered the establishment of Makobe School of Disabled children.