By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager We are delighted to have been acknowledged by Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) in their inaugural Tourism Awards which acknowledge the important contributions of tourism stakeholders in different areas.
On the 5th of June, the Tanzanian Tour Guide Awards announced their yearly winners. We could not be prouder of Moinga Timan, who was awarded The Tanzanian Guide of the Year Award for 2019! An incredible accomplishment that is a testament to Moi’s passion for wildlife. It is absolutely a well-deserved award that acknowledges the dedication and hard work he has put in over the years.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager On the 5th of June, it was announced that the Hadza communities of the Yaeda Valley in northern Tanzania had won a 2019 Equator Prize. The United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Initiative “brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organisations to recognise and advance local, sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.”
By Anwynn Louw – Digital Marketing Assistant Biodegradable plastic sounds like the perfect solution to a global effort to reduce plastic pollution. However, how biodegradable are these plastics really? Biodegradable doesn’t necessarily mean compostable, so more often than not, these plastics still end up in landfills across the world.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager In June 2019, Asilia will be one of the first safari operators to introduce an electric safari vehicle at our Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. A Swedish company, OPIBUS, are driven by the overwhelming evidence of climate change and want to ensure that developing countries are on track with the rest of the world in terms of thinking ahead and taking climate change into account.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Our Twende Porini programme welcomes children from local communities to experience what a safari is all about and learn about the importance of protecting our wildlife and conserving the areas that we call home.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Throughout the year we bring children from local communities to our camps for a 5-day educational programme. Known as Twende Porini, meaning “let’s got to the bush”, the programme teaches these children about conservation and wildlife in fun and interesting ways while treating the kids to a safari experience, too!
By Anwynn Louw – Digital Marketing Assistant Asilia’s highly successful environmental programme for children is now at Matemwe, Zanzibar “Twende Porini” – Let’s go to the bush, Asilia’s environmental project has been around since 2015. Groups of children from local communities in the areas surrounding our camps in Kenya and Tanzania are hosted at one of our chosen camps for four to five days. During the stay, they learn about wildlife and the importance of protecting animals as well as preserving our areas.
What is Eco-Travel? According to the International Ecotourism Society, eco-friendly travel is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment, sustain the well-being of the local people, and involve interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015). In essence, eco-tourism follows three main principles which are; conservation, communities, and education.
By Epimark Lastone – Tanzanian Positive Impact Co-ordinator In this blog post, Epimark Lastone, our Tanzanian Positive Impact Co-ordinator provides more insight into our vegetable gardens in the Northern Serengeti and Rubondo Island.