Karibu Africa Safaris
With Karibu Africa Safaris sustainable ecological tourism goes without saying. Although there is lots that still needs to be done, we believe sustainability is the only way forward for tourism in Africa.
This means that we will pay attention to the way in which tourism is dealt with. More and more, it is necessary to take into account the wishes of the local population, and money must not only flow into the big foreign travel agencies or a few rich local businessmen.
Karibu Africa Safaris believes that a big part of the profits earned must be invested in the local economy. Local companies should, of course, benefit from tourist visits. The population must be increasingly involved in the development of the tourism sector in their own region or village.
Also, it is necessary to be careful about how nature and the environment is handled. Most of the time, the poor inhabitants of third-world countries have other things on their mind, such as gathering food in order to stay alive, rather than worrying about taking care of the environment. Tourists, on the other hand, can try to set a good example by disposing of rubbish from travelling in a responsible way, by being careful when using firewood and in all other aspects of tourism that directly affect the environment.
Karibu Africa Safaris is trying hard to work in as eco-friendly and sustainable a way as possible. Although we will always leave some kind of footprint behind, we can all do our best to minimise that. Therefore, we like to provide some guidelines:
- Don’t approach the animals too closely.
- Drivers should use red filters during night game drives in areas where these drives are allowed.
- Don’t buy any souvenirs made from products that harm wildlife.
- Do not drive off-road.
- To minimise disturbance to the animals, don’t make too much noise during game drives.
- Don't throw rubbish out of the car.
- Do not exceed the speed limit.
- Never give food to any animal in the wild.
- Collect rubbish and dispose of it sustainably if possible.
- Child prostitution is illegal and should be reported immediately.
- Child labour is a problem in all third-world countries. If you encounter such a thing, please tell us about it.
The owner of Karibu Africa Safaris is certified by Travelife, a non-profit organisation that stands for sustainable tourism, and has been selected as one of the CBI companies. CBI is part of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and only selects reliable companies who try to work in a responsible way.
We work closely with the local population and we also actively support some individual projects that will benefit nature as well as the population. Africa is unique. Let’s try to keep it that way.