We encourage our travelers to get out there, to leave the guidebooks behind and to connect with the soul of Africa. The soul of Africa resides in its people and its nature. For us to experience this connection with Africa for centuries to come, we have to travel lightly.
It is for this reason that Tribal Tourist only partners with a certain kind of tour operator in Africa. All our local partners are committed to protecting their homes – to look after their communities, to send their children to school, and to nurture the environment in order for it to flourish for future generations. These operators knew what environmentally and socially sustainable businesses were long before we invented the words for it. Choosing them to take you on an exhilarating safari or deep-sea dive gives them the means to continue their conservation work.
We can’t just extract. We have to put back.
Humans often come to Africa to take what they want. Many want to ride on the back of an elephant or play with a lion cub. We made a conscious decision not to include any wildlife experiences in our adventures that in any way contribute to animal abuse. We believe the wilderness and its inhabitants should remain just that – wild and free of a heavy human hand.
Come and share in the adventures Africa has to offer. Be exhilarated and amazed. But tread lightly.
In 2017 Tribal Tourist decided to give a portion of our profits to preserving and protecting the areas we so love taking our travelers to. The proceeds will be divided between three causes, all of which are close to our hearts.