Kazakhstan bird watching tour
£4745 including domestic flights only
Description of Kazakhstan bird watching tour
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
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.
PlanetIn Kazakhstan we help the environment as most of the park and permit fees for entering the wilderness areas goes to help maintain the conservation efforts inside the park. When staying inside protected areas all of the fees also go direct to the local community funds and projects; which helps to maintain the protected areas. We also look to employ local scientists as they conduct their research into the ecosystems here. We also contribute and participate in as many studies that the local researchers are conducting as possible. On request we can also look to arrange specific tours that help researchers on their wildlife monitoring studies.
In Kazakhstan the mere presence of eco-tourism in rural protected areas is improving the understanding that of wildlife in Kazakhstan and every sighting, every detail is recorded and passed on to the local scientists who are still working on adequately protecting the vast areas.
All the information collected in invaluable as the knowledge of the dwindling populations of some species of birds is under such a threat. We also donate our pictures to the researchers to aid in their studies.
Throughout this trip we use as many locally produced and sourced foods as possible, by doing so we minimize waste as most of these locally produced products have less packaging that mass produced products. All waste we do create during the trip is taken back with us to the city so they can be recycled effectively. In fact nearly everything we consume along the way is locally produced in the villages that we pass through. Leaving next to no waste from packaging.
For water conservation we reduce washing of bedding and towels by encouraging our clients to use the same towel for the duration of their trip, so to reduce water usage in cleaning them regularly.
As we after often in the yurt camps and small independent guest houses we are well off the power grid and so solar power is crucial for our trips. All of the camps and guest houses we visit use solar power as their primary source of energy and water heating.
We only use one vehicle on this trip, we minimize the amount of driving on the trip, most of the movement on the trip is walking.
All of our local suppliers in Kazakhstan are pioneers in establishing eco tourism, they work hard to introduce eco friendly practices such as employing local people, using local products and also saving water and energy as well as being as sustainable as possible.
PeopleIn Kazakhstan the local community benefits as we use local guides from local villages which helps the local community generate extra revenue. We also encourage the purchasing of local handicrafts which are all created in a sustainable way and provide great unique souvenirs.
Also by visiting these remote rural areas we actively encourage employing the local village people as porters, guides, cooks and camp assistants as well as spending time to understand and observe their traditional ways of life.
All along the way on our trip we have opportunities to purchase local crafts as well as seeing how they are produced. We will be traveling through communities that produce local crafts and products for their traditional uses as well as tourism. It is the hard work of our suppliers in Kazakhstan that are encouraging the local communities to produce such crafts to help stimulate their rural economies and also to help educate our clients on their local culture.
When traveling we give all of our clients the opportunity to contribute and participate in local traditions and activities. We are at the mercy of local people and the local communities when off the beaten track in Kazakhstan. So it is crucial we make sure that we have a great relationships between our clients, guides, suppliers and the local communities. By bringing supplies (such as medication, school supplies and solar chargers) from the towns to these rural communities we help to secure a strong relationship through eco tourism.