Luxury Victoria Falls, Kruger Park and Cape Town vacation
US $5350ToUS $5500 including domestic flights only
Description of Luxury Victoria Falls, Kruger Park and Cape Town vacation
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.
Efforts to Reduce Flying: While this tour does include internal flights, efforts have been made to minimize flying where possible. The itinerary prioritizes human-powered transport and game drives, reducing the need for additional flights within the delta.
Accommodations Using Renewable Energy: Oddball's Camp, one of the accommodations on this tour, demonstrates a strong commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. The camp generates power using solar panels and heats water with solar energy. This sustainable approach significantly reduces the reliance on fossil fuels.
Human-Powered Transport: The tour incorporates human-powered transport in the form of walking safaris and mokoro safaris. These activities allow travelers to explore the delta without the use of motorized vehicles on multiple days, reducing the environmental impact.
ENVIRONMENT AND WILDLIFE:
Accommodation Environmental Policies: The tour operators actively check and encourage accommodations to reduce their environmental impacts. Oddball's Camp, for instance, employs renewable energy sources and implements tree welfare programs to protect local vegetation from the burgeoning elephant population.
Information on Reducing Impacts on Nature: Travelers are provided with information on reducing their impacts on nature. For instance, they are educated on how to interact responsibly with wildlife, including elephant conservation efforts, and how to minimize their footprint during game drives.
Expert Nature Guides from Local Communities: Expert nature guides are an integral part of this tour. Many of these guides are from the local community, particularly at Oddball's Camp. They possess in-depth knowledge of the region's flora and fauna and are well-qualified to lead safaris, creating a positive impact by providing income and employment opportunities to the local population.
Locally Owned Accommodations: The tour includes accommodations that are locally owned, fostering a direct connection to the community and its economy. Oddball's Camp, for example, is deeply rooted in the local village of Sedibana.
Maximizing Local Economic Opportunities: The tour maximizes local economic opportunities by employing guides from the local community and supporting village development. Oddball's Camp actively supports local development, offering nursing care, veterinary assistance, and transportation to and from Maun for villagers.
EMPLOYMENT, INCLUSIVITY AND DIVERSITY:
Local Employment: A significant percentage of the tour's staff are from the local community. Many employees at Oddball's Camp come from Sedibana Village, with multiple generations of families working at the camp.
Income Opportunities for the Marginalized: The tour operators create income-generating opportunities for marginalized groups, including indigenous people. Camp Savuti, for instance, sponsors schools in remote villages, providing food and supplies to underprivileged children.
LGBTQ+ Friendly: This tour aims to be inclusive and welcoming to all travelers, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
This tour demonstrates a strong commitment to responsible travel by minimizing its carbon footprint, supporting local economies, and promoting inclusivity and diversity within the community. It also actively engages travelers in environmental conservation and wildlife protection efforts, making a positive difference for both the planet and the people of the region.