OUR SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES

We are continually endeavoring to improve, but this is how Sustain Safaris presently operates with sustainability in mind:

Conservation

  • Our donations support 4 conservation NGOs through the Sustain Conservation Fund;

  • We support a multitude of public and private protected areas through our tourism revenue spend;

  • We provide sightings and research data to institutions as a citizen science contribution;

  • We book accommodation, where possible, with eco-friendly and green certified establishments who share our values.

Community

  • We book and support community guides;

  • We support local employment and enterprise in the areas we visit;

  • We always endeavor to showcase and respect authentic contemporary indigenous cultures;

  • Our guests purchase community goods and services.

Solid Waste and Emissions

  • On tour, guests receive reusable tin bottles to refill with filtered drinking water in a container along our journey, to eliminate the use of single use plastics;

  • We separate waste on tour between recyclables and non-recyclables in paper bags;

  • Reduce carbon emissions by guiding parts of our tours on foot in many destinations when undertaking birding and biodiversity tours;

  • All marketing is undertaken via electronic mediums to reduce printing of promotional materials;

  • We recycle paper and plastic at office level and on tour where possible;

  • We reduce and avoid printing unless necessarily.

 

Social Policy

  • We comply with local laws;

  • We pay local taxes;

  • We comply with business and guide registrations;

  • We are Members of a Community Tourism Organization.