Serengeti safari vacation, Tanzania
£3200 excluding flights
Description of Serengeti safari vacation, Tanzania
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe work with selected safari camps who are committed to promoting their local communities and to encourage conservation efforts. Our recommendations will include camps which are focussed on both responsibility and sustainability.
Our local safari guides all have at least 5 years safari guiding experience and are experts at finding game while causing a minimum of disruption to the wildlife. Furthermore, our continuous approach to training ensures that best practices are always continuing to evolve. In Northern Tanzania you will have your own private safari guide who comes from within the local community.
You will visit several national parks and reserves on this itinerary. In our detailed pre-departure travel pack we have included a note to remind you not leave any litter in the national parks and reserves – everything you carry in, you must carry out. Aside from the environmental damage, litter can be harmful to the wildlife.
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, including encouraging travelers to bring reusable water bottles on their vacation.
PeopleCultural tourism initiatives, such as the Maasai village visit, are diligently structured so that they mutually benefit the community and the curious traveler. We encourage you to be proactive and respectful when engaging in such activities. We also remind you to always ask permission before taking photographs.
We employ local guides and 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.