African Environments builds strong partnerships with like-minded organisations working towards advancing the tourism sector, improving livelihoods of Tanzanians, and preserving the local wildlife and the environment.
Responsible Tourism Tanzania
African Environments is proud to be certified by Responsible Tourism Tanzania (RTTZ). The not-for-profit organization has developed a set of standards for tourism practices in Tanzania that encompass people and the environment. RTTZ is formally recognized by Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). In 2015 we are proud to be certified at the Seed level.
We have done our best to keep our carbon emissions as low as possible through our 100% solar camps, recycling of fuels and bio-brick stoves and heaters– but the simple fact is carbon emissions are inevitable when driving around on safari. We are proud to offer off-setting through Carbon Tanzania who preserve natural forests and work with communities in the Yaeda Valley. The off-setting is validated by Plan Vivo Foundation.
Tanzanian Association of Tour Operators (TATO) is a non-government association that advocates on behalf of its private tour operator members. TATO is active in education and liaison between the government, other wildlife organisations and overseas bodies to ensure the tourism industry is both promoted and regulated. African Environments has been a member for over two decades, and our directors have served on its board for multiple terms.
The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) is a trade association that promotes tourism to Africa from all corners of the world. Recognized as the voice of African Tourism, ATTA serves and supports business leaders in Africa, representing the elite buyers and suppliers of tourism product across 22 African countries. African Environments a proud and active member.
Sentinel Outdoor Institute
Sentinel Outdoor Institute is an American based company specializing in high-level first aid training for outdoor guides leading wilderness expeditions. African Environments was the first East African company running Kilimanjaro expeditions to have the local guides trained to the internationally recognized standard of Wilderness First Responder. Every year African Environments partners with Sentinel to provide Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid and Basic First Aid training to our mountain and safari staff on-site at our compound in Arusha. The training is also open to other companies.