Best of Northern Tanzania safari
Description of Best of Northern Tanzania safari
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.
PlanetThe importance of protecting the environment is paramount and we have a number of guidelines that our staff follow to reduce the consumption of paper and other consumables wherever possible.
Paper, glass, plastics and even water is recycled and put to good use;
Wherever possible, local produce is featured on the menus. This has the double bonus of supporting local producers, but also reducing emissions from transporting goods into lodges.
A tree-nursery is run, supplying over 30,000 seedlings to the local community. Working with local schools and other bodies to encourage tree-planting within the area, we also arrange tree-planting activities amongst our own staff and guests.
The company that owns the camps takes pro-active steps to ensure the properties and tourism activities are run in an environmentally responsible manner. Solar panels are now a popular way to generate power, harnessing the suns rays.
Guests are informed about the various conservation projects that occur in this region and the impact on wildlife is assisted by limiting the number of vehicles around a sighting in the private conservancies.
PeopleThe camps rely on the support of the human community that surrounds the wilderness areas, and rely on them for the provision of staff members, guides, dancers and entertainers.
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 are also presently working on supplying a dedicated healthcare clinic for the area.
They create both temporary and permanent jobs for the local community and offer training and work-exposure programmes for school leavers.
Interface between guests and the local villages is encouraged - hosting tours and promoting the sale of handicraft items. Camps are an integral part of the local Cultural Tourism Programme, which offers visits to neighbouring local communities and schools and talks on the heritage and tradition of the local tribes.
In order to promote the overall health of their workforce, the camp has established an Employee Wellness Programme, which aims to address the holistic health needs of not only their staff, but also of the communities that surround the camps. In essence, the programme is devoted to reducing the incidence of accident and illness in the workplace, promoting healthy lifestyles, maximizing potential, and promoting optimum quality of life.