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Sustainable Tourism Policy

Responsible Tourism Is Any Form Of Tourism That Can Be Consumed In A More Responsible Way. “

Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Should Minimize Negative Social, Economic And Environmental Impacts While Generating Greater Economic Benefits For Local People And Enhancing The Well-Being Of Host Communities.

Our Major Pillars Of Sustainable Tourism Are Employing Environmentally Friendly Practices (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle); Protecting Cultural And Natural Heritage (Restoring Historic Buildings Or Saving Endangered Species); And Providing Tangible Social And Economic Benefits For Local Communities (Ranging From Upholding The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples To Supporting Fair Wages For Employees). 

Gazelle Safaris Africa Plus Our All Entities Understand That We Have To Leave The Planet Better Than We Found It. Therefore We Chose To Transact Responsibly In Order To Make The World A Better Place For Those We Stay With, Our Visitors And Those Who Will Come After Us. In This Policy, We State The Different Ways We Help In Sustainable Tourism.

Reduction Of Carbon Footprint

We Encourage Our Staff And Clients To Reduce Their Carbo Foot Print In The Following Ways.

  • We Ensure That Computers, Printers And Other Electronic That Are Not In Use Are Properly Switched Off To Save Energy.
  • We Do Not Print Documents Unless It Is Really Important. Otherwise We Electronically Transit Documents, Safari Itineraries And The Likes.
  • Use Of Single Use Plastic Or Disposable Plastic Products Is Strictly Prohibited.
  • Out Staff And Clients Eat Organic Meals. We Encourage A Farm To Fork Policy Where Only Fresh Foods Are Served. This Is Also A Big Consideration While Choosing Safari Lodges, Restaurants And Eateries For Our Clients. Many Hotels And Lodges We Contract Especially Those Away From The Cities, Are Now Investing In Alternative Energy Sources. Solar Power, In Particular, Is The Preferred Alternative, And Most Responsible Properties Today Use Some Kind Of Solar System For Their Electricity And Water Heating.

“Slow Travel”

We Encourage The Emerging “Slow Travel” Trend By Going To Fewer Places And Spending More Time In Each.  For Instance We Give Our Clients Options Like Walking Safaris, Cycling Or Horseback Riding Instead Of Driving. Where Possible, We Also Encourage Tourists To Travel By Road And Not By Air To Reduce Carbon Emission.

Responsible Giving.

We Receive Many Well-Intentioned Travelers Bringing Various Items Like Sweets, Used Clothing, Books, And Pencils To Hand Out To Children And Villagers In Our Various Destinations. Sadly, This Kind Giving Often Has Unintended Consequences. Most Times, The Receivers Develop A Begging Syndrome And Loose The Zeal To Work. That Is Why We Started Women In Hospitality Uganda To Help Us Empower Women Who Are At The Fore Front Of Fending For Families. There We Encourage That You Give To Only Reputable Organizations Like Women In Hospitality Uganda So That Your Donation Gets To The Right Hands And Helps Make A Difference.

Support The Local Economy.

We Encourage Our Client To Buy Locally Made Crafts And Souvenirs. We Understand That They Are Not Always Cheaper, But Purchasing Them Ensures Your Contribution To The Economy Will Have A More Direct And Positive Impact.

Respect The Traditions, Culture And Gastronomy Of Local People.

In Some Places/ Destinations, The Locals May Be More Welcome Than Others. Generally, We Encourage You To Respect Their Cultures. Please Do Not Take Photos Without Asking For Permission, Dress Respectfully And Ensure That You Taste The Local Cuisine.

Last But Not Least- Never Buy Wildlife Products!

Not Only Is This Breaking The Law, But Buying Wildlife Products Inadvertently Helps To Support A Growing Marketplace For Trafficking Rare And Endangered Wildlife Products As Souvenirs. In The Same Light, Please Do Not Disturb Flora And Fauna Especially In Protected Areas.

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