We started African Travels to make a difference. With every trip you book you do too…
We can’t better the world by ourselves but we can do business in the most sustainable way. At least we try. African Travels is a Social Enterprise. Social enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community. So when they profit, society profits.
African Travels selects their partners carefully. Our local partners strive the same dreams: developing tourism in Africa in the most sustainable way. We work closely together with our African Partners and know they spend the money wisely and the projects are run by passion and love. Unfortunately, these projects would not be able to exist without the financial help from volunteers and overseas companies as the local gouvernment cannot support the amount of child-, social- or wildlife projects in their country.
We hope to make a difference in peoples lives. We cannot better the world by ourselves, but every little step is on stride closer towards a better tomorrow.
Children in Africa often see tourist come and go to see the wildlife in their country. But very often children have never witnessed a lion in the wild, they have only seen a wood crafted lion in a souvenir shop, on tv or on big billboards along the roads. Often they haven’t even travelled out of their own village or town. For us Western people, travelling is commonplace, sadly, in Africa they have other priorities. We believe: education is the key to a better life.
‘It is very true that most of our children read about the big five in books, they have never had a chance to see them live. They study about the big beautiful national parks as if they were foreign things which exist in another continent! It is very sad.’ Edward Mwololo, headmaster
With every trip you book, we sponsor a school trip in Arusha.
We work very closely together with our African volunteer partners. As a start, we will give money to our projects in Arusha. The Happy Watoto Project in Arusha, Tanzania, looks after orphaned children. The school depends sadly entirely on donations as the government refuses to pay any dues towards helping these children. With the right amount of help, these kids can finally go and visit Arusha National Park.
We sponsor various smaller projects, like the annual Masuna walk in Zimbabwe. A walk to raise funds for the anti poaching in Zimbabwe.
The benefits from our elephant dung paper products we will also give to the Happy Watoto Foundation in Arusha, We will make sure that these ex-street kids will be able to make a school trip to one of the National Parks close by. We will donate a percentage towards the entire school, so that by the end of the year, the whole class or school can go on a field trip. Shop now >>