Today’s travelers want an experience that deeply connects them to our planet and its people. With this desire comes a responsibility to travel sustainably. For many, this means finding ways to maintain tourism without harming natural and cultural environments. For us, this also means finding ways to give back.
At Africa Dream Safaris, we’ve taken this initiative very seriously since our company originated over 20 years ago. Conservation and humanitarian efforts are an integral part of each trip we host to Tanzania and it’s our top priority to help preserve the beauty and wonders of this region.
If you’re considering a trip to Africa – to experience its breathtaking landscapes, to stand in awe of its unsurpassed wildlife, and to interact authentically with different cultures; think about how you can help sustain its magic. Here are 3 ways you can travel more sustainably when you book a trip with Africa Dream Safaris:
With each safari our guests take, a portion of their trip goes to the Serengeti Lion Project. This funding helps to protect lions against diseases such as canine distemper through programs aimed at vaccinating domestic dogs on the periphery of the Serengeti. It also goes towards vital research and field studies that work towards guaranteeing preservation of the twenty-six lion prides residing in and around the Central Serengeti.
Your african safari will help to provide important funding to our humanitarian partner – FAME (Foundation for African Medicine & Education). This charitable organization provides quality medical care to the local people living in rural Tanzania. Among the 50 poorest countries in the world, the poverty level in Tanzania means little or no access to reliable diagnostic and medical care for its people. High child and maternal mortality rates plague the country with an estimated 1 out of 9 children dying before their 5th birthday. Sadly their deaths are often the result of preventable or treatable diseases including malaria, diarrheal disease, acute respiratory infections, low birth weight and AIDS. FAME’s outpatient clinic and mobile medical service are the result of contributions like ours and are working towards changing these statistics and offering constant quality medical assistance to people living in the District of Karatu, a rural region between Lake Mantra National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Our safaris offer guests the chance to visit The School of St. Jude. Here they can meet students who come from the poorest families in Arusha and find out how one classroom in 2002 has grown into three campuses, two boarding houses and a centre of employment for over 450 local Tanzanians. Thanks to this crucial support St. Jude can lead healthy lives by focusing on their education rather than worrying where their next meal will come from.
“The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not ‘to have and to hold’ but ‘to give and serve.” Sir Wilfred T. Grinfell
Would you like to help us give back and leave the world better than how we found it?