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Responsible tourism: Wheelchair acessible safari in Tanzania
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 projects.
Further to the information we give in the program, we have instructed our driver guides to give more information to our clients on the natural and cultural features of every place visited and the role they play in the conservation of local ecosystems particularly the endangered species.
Both lodges at the Serengeti and Lake Manyara are actively involved in a re-afforerstation tree planting programme in cooperation with SENEPA ( Serengeti National Parks Authority). They also support SENAPA in maintaining and upgrading the roads in the park and keep the erosive practice of “off-road” driving to a minimum.
The lodges also abide by a code of responsible practive in relation to energy conservation ( use of inverter systems to reduce the use of diesel fuelled generators), waste recycling ( glass, plastics and the distribution of food-waste to local pig farmers. Wherever possible local produce is featured on the menus.
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. 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.
Both lodges in the Serengeti and Lake Manyara host a number of community programmes: • They offer subsidized medical care to the local community – particularly in relation to maternal care and child-immunization; also in relation to HIV/AIDS sensitization. • They create both temporary and permanent jobs for the local community and offer training and work-exposure programmes for school leavers. • Promotion of interface between travelers and the local community by organising visits to local schools/projects and talks on the heritage and tradition of the local Ikoma and Sikuma tribes
Our lodge at the Ngorongoro actively supports the human community that surrounds the crater and employ most of their staff from the direct area. They also host several eco programs which support and sustain the natural and human community of which are a part: treeplanting projects/ support maasai women to sell their handcraft products at the lodge/ construct a teacher’s house , classrooms and desks at a local school/ support the Karatu orphanage centre .