Tanzania’s call of nature is strong. We keep coming back to this east African gem for its superb safaris and decadent properties. While you spend your days spotting giraffes, lions, and zebras, and your evenings watching the sun set over the Serengeti, you can feel at ease knowing that these properties focus on sustainable practices. When you’re planning your safari, consider these sustainable properties in Tanzania.
Roho ya Selous
With just eight tents, this camp really feels like you are roughing it in luxury. Asilia’s focus is to make a positive impact on Tanzania’s environment and the communities. Growing human populations put pressure on the wildlife. Guests of Roho ya Selous can opt for a fly camping experience that is carefully planned in an effort to tread lightly in fragile natural habitats. Local fruits and veggies lessen car trips to pick up produce, reducing carbon emissions and making being green a tasty treat.
Mara River Tented Camp
Operating off the grid, this luxury camp relies on solar power and uses recycled and natural materials whenever possible, a standard practice of Singita properties. Sitting pretty in the Serengeti, Singita is the keeper of 350,000 acres of the ecosystem, pairing up with the local community to eliminate wildlife poaching. A team of 100 game scouts and a dog unit are trained to keep an eye on the wildlife and help to apprehend poachers before any wildlife like black rhinos are harmed. A breeding program also helps to increase the numbers of the critically-endangered animal. Mara River Tented Camp also supports wild dog and greater kudu conservation projects.
The Manta Resort
It’s always a good feeling to lounge in luxury and give back at the same time. Pemba, Zanibar’s remote island, is a paradise of sparkling sea filled with an abundance of aquatic life. Local people living near the resort benefit from projects that include a school providing education for village children. Guests of The Manta Resort can visit and see how the little ones are learning about animals, math, and languages. Farmers grow watermelon, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, peas, spinach, pumpkin, and herbs for the resort, making the food served fresh and healthy. The small on-site curio shop sells trinkets made by local ladies. Underwater preservation is a focus, too. Conservation efforts have reduced the number of coral-eating starfish ensuring that the reefs remain perfectly pristine for divers.
Ready to visit some of the sustainable properties in Tanzania? Contact your Ker & Downey luxury travel designer to plan a journey.