Mozambique small group safari vacation
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PlanetWe recognise the international importance of the Niassa ecosystem, and the wealth of wildlife that it protects. We are therefore deeply committed to the protection of the ecosystem and the flora and fauna that depend on this superb wilderness area. In particular, we recognise that the populations of wild dog, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and many other species are of extraordinary importance and are deeply fragile. With all of this in mind, we will always behave responsibly at any wildlife sighting. Whilst we have exclusive access to the L5 South sector of Niassa, so crowding of sightings is extremely unlikely, we will never remain at a sighting when we believe our presence is of detriment to the animal in question. We will never pursue an animal that has chosen to move away from us. This itinerary includes a number of night drives - we will never spotlight a young, injured or otherwise distressed animal, and we will always endeavour to avoid spotlighting diurnal wildlife.
We ask that clients are aware of the importance of keeping Niassa a pristine wilderness. We request that no refuse is left in the reserve, and we have a zero-tolerance policy towards any behaviour that damages the environment, including harassing wildlife or damaging flora. We also note that, like many savanna wilderness areas, Niassa is prone to spells of drought, and we ask that clients are sensitive to this and reduce any superfluous use of water.
PeopleIt is vital that ecotourism delivers benefits to the local community, and our partner organisation in Niassa has done remarkable work to resolve human-wildlife conflict and pave the way for ecotourism to return to this incredible wilderness area. This work has ensured that local people, and the communities of which they are a part, see wildlife as a valuable resource to be protected, rather than a threat to their livelihoods. This, in turn, has done a huge amount to secure the future of the Niassa ecosystem for future generations. With this in mind, we are determined to embed this good work by using local suppliers who employ local staff, and guests should expect that all cooks, housekeeping staff and drives throughout this tour are Mozambican.
During this tour, clients are very welcome to visit nearby villages and the Mariri Research Centre to understand and learn about the excellent work that has been done here with the community. Even if this opportunity is not taken, guests will be informed by their tour leader and by our expert private guide about the complex and interesting history of ecotourism in Niassa, and how they can be an important asset for the future of the ecosystem and the surrounding communities.
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