10 Ways How You Can Support Conservations During Your Tanzania Safari Tours

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A Safari in Tanzania is an adventure everyone should experience at least once. In order for it to be a possibility for future generations, it’s important for all guests to practice sustainable tourism.

Staying home during the pandemic has meant that all over the world cities are recording cleaner air and water. And it’s up to us to keep it that way.

Sustainable tourism isn’t just about leaving a positive impact on the surrounding environment. It’s also about supporting the local community and economy. There are many simple ways you can contribute to these efforts while on Tanzania Safari Tours.

Here are a few things you can do to help protect and preserve the wildlife during your Safari in Tanzania:

Learn About Your Destination

The first step towards being a responsible and ethical traveller is learning about your Safaris Tanzania. There are many books available to help you learn, as well as a wealth of information online. You can also consult with your tour operator, who has vast amounts of experience with Tanzania Safari Tours.

Respect Animals’ Space And Habitats

It’s given for you to get excited when spotting a pride of lions for the first time. But please try to express your excitement quietly. You especially want to tone it down and remain at a safe distance when a predator is on a hunt. Also not when they’re eating a kill, or a mother has a young animal beside her.

Abide By Wildlife And Park Rules

Always abide by wildlife and parks rules and regulations.

The rules Tanzania Safari Tours are in place to protect you, the wildlife, and the environment. So, make sure to respect these rules to maintain the beauty and health of the land you’re visiting.

Stay Within The Boundaries Of Your Lodge Or Camp

Wildlife populations are dense, so make sure not to wander off unguided.

If you do want, ask your guides to accompany you. Watchmen patrol the grounds at night. And your guides are always there to accompany you on walks around or outside your Safaris Tanzania camp.

Purchase Souvenirs From Locals

When you purchase handmade items from local artists, you directly support them and their families. And you walk away with unique items that have you thinking about Africa every time you look at them.

During your Safari Tours Tanzania, you have limitless options of handcrafted souvenirs. They can be anything from beautifully crafted wooden carvings to iconic beaded jewellery.

Do Not Purchase Souvenirs With Coral Or Endangered Animal Products

Make sure you note which items are unethical or illegal to buy during your Safari In Tanzania.

Many species of plants and animals are declining in numbers because of destruction of their habitats. And others are declining due to direct exploitation.

Purchasing items like ivory, rhino horns, coral, tortoise shell, and plants harms the community and encourages further illegal activity.

Be Conscious Of What You’re Taking And Leaving

Make sure you’re conscious of what you’re taking and leaving. Do not litter, disturb plant life, or take anything from the wild during your Safari Tours Tanzania.

If you have any trash, no matter how small, please dispose it off.  Use a trash receptacle or gather it in a plastic bag for later disposal.

 

 

Remove Any Unneeded Packaging From Items You Are Bringing On Safari

While you can recycle cardboard and other types of packaging in your country, you can’t do the same in Tanzania.

It’s best to do this before you leave for your Safari in Tanzania so you reduced bag weight.

Keep Any Used Batteries Until You Return Home

Tanzania does not yet have recycling programs that will handle hazardous materials such as rechargeable batteries.

But there are many resources for properly disposing of old batteries within your home country.

So keep all your used batteries with you until you return home from your Safari in Tanzania.

Bring Biodegradable Shampoos And Conditioners

Showers in Tanzania often drain into the soil. So make sure to bring biodegradable shampoos and conditioners with you on your Tanzania Safari Tours.

It’s important that you follow this simple rule to do your part in preserving the landscape.

At the end of the day, sustainable tourism and wildlife conservation is our collective responsibility.  And we, at Lifetime Safaris, are committed to upholding these values throughout your safari.

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