wonderful trips now and in the future
The beauty and authenticity of a country are part of an unforgettable vacation. Tanzania is one of the few pristine places in the world. Nature is pure and in balance and it deserves a careful approach to keep it that way.
When compiling our trips we take people, environment, nature and culture into account, so that the holidays are not only special for now, but so that the next generations can also enjoy authentic, adventurous trips in Tanzania.
Sustainable tourism – better holidays – helps to minimize the negative impact on nature and the environment and that local people, local guides and hotel and pension owners can benefit from our arrival. This way you ensure that you support the development of the country with your trip.
To make our trips as sustainable as possible we choose the following seven means:
1. Car only if necessary
To minimize contamination, we try to organize each safari in such a way that you undertake as many activities as possible outside the car. Walking safari, canoe safari, mountain bike safari or a village walk. In this way, we offer the chance to get to know the real Africa, but also to reduce the use of the car.
2. Collaborating with locals
We carefully select our local partners; in the field of transport and accommodation, we work together with small local organizations, so that your money ends up with the local population. Many hotels are not large international chains, but small and local. This enhances the experience for travellers and also promotes the local economy.
The best way to bring the profits from tourism back to the local community is to involve this community in the development and management of, for example, a safari. We work together with Wayo Africa in Tanzania, where only Tanzanian guides work.
“The beauty and authenticity of a country are part of an unforgettable vacation.”
3. Green camps
Íf you want to experience Tanzania in a unique and authentic way, our Green Camps in the middle of nature are the perfect accommodation for you. These comfortable camps offer you a non-stop safari experience in beautiful locations with the best views. Above all, the Green Camps are very environmentally friendly. Since the camps are easy to set up, nature is little affected. In the Green Camps, we use solar-powered lamps and we have our own mineral water system. In that way, we don’t have to bring plastic bottles with water. All purchases for the camp are made at local farmers and shops.
4. Knowledgeable guides who are rewarded fairly
Our guides are known as the most professional safari guides within the Tanzanian safari industry. We only work with guides from Tanzania (most organizations in Tanzania hire freelancers). Unfortunately, there is no good training center for safari guides in Tanzania. This has prompted us to collaborate with our partner Wayo Africa, to set up a training center together. All guides are trained by the South African FGASA system. All our guides have good working conditions and receive good salaries. This makes your vacation not only good for you, but also for them.
5. Minimize the use of plastic
In recent years, hundreds of bottles of mineral water have entered the parks during safaris. Despite the fact that we make every effort to take all the plastic out of the park, this unfortunately doesn’t always work. To limit our waste, we have made agreements with a mineral water company. In your safari jeep (in the north of Tanzania) there is a container with 20 liters of mineral water. You get a water bottle that you can fill. This is an example of how you can take responsibility for what you bring and leave behind.
6. Greening projects
Traveling causes environmental damage, as a result the earth is warming up. Unfortunately there is no alternative for flying to Tanzania. There is one approach, namely the greening projects of Justdiggit. Like Justdiggit, we also believe that the earth can be cooled down again by greening the landscape. Justdiggit encourages local communities to plant trees – in Tanzania, for example, in the regions of Arusha, Dodoma and Singida – and to dig bunds in other parts of Africa to collect rainwater to restore the dry earth, eventual plant growth and therefore a better life for humans and animals. Explore Tanzania offers you the opportunity to contribute. A green earth = a cool earth.
7. A better world
In addition to directly involving the local population and rewarding them fairly for this, we’re also committed to a better environment. Explore Tanzania therefore feels very connected to the objectives of the Jane Goodall Institute. We too are captivated by Jane’s enthusiasm and love for a better world for people, animals and nature. As a special partner of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, we wholeheartedly support the Jane Goodall Institute. And as a customer of Explore Tanzania, you contribute directly and indirectly to a better world, as Jane Goodall envisions it. Your voluntary donation via our reservation form will be doubled by Explore Tanzania.
8. Travelife Certified
On November 12, 2020, we received the Travelife Certified Award for our long-term efforts and as tour operator being at the forefront of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Very happy with it.
The Travelife-norm covers ISO 26000 corporate social responsibility themes, including environment, biodiversity, human rights and industrial relations; and is formally recognized as fully compliant with UN-supported Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.
If you have any questions, comments and / or tips about our sustainability policy, please let us know!