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Sustainable, Responsible, Solidarity
The cornerstones of our concept of travel are these three terms that we want to marry fully because we consider them fundamental, for our present but above all for our future.
To explain and analyze these 3 concepts it would take hours and hours but wanting to simplify and make them concrete in everyday life, we can give practical examples. Clearly, what is written here can be applied both when we are at home in the streets of our city, and when we are on holiday in foreign countries and even more so when the country that hosts us is a country like Tanzania, rich in many aspects such as: culture, traditions, nature, minerals, etc., but poor in those services, which Westerners take for granted, such as garbage collection, irrigation systems, equipped stables or centralized sewage systems.
Sustainable tourism or travel focuses on respect for the environment, natural elements and local communities. To limit the impact on the environment, for example, it would be preferable to use collective means of transport, if you want to look at a side effect, you would have a cost to share with others, therefore cheaper. If we meet children who ask us for water while traveling, we will have to be careful to leave plastic bottles as there is certainly no recycling system, and far from the cities there is not even undifferentiated collection, and therefore, perhaps, that bottle could immediately end up on the ground inevitably polluting the territory (the decomposition of a plastic bottle takes about 450 years). So you might think that in this case we will have to look at these children asking for water and deny it to them? Of course not, however, we will have to ask the guide who accompanies us how to satisfy the request and guarantee respect for the environment.
The unique experience of a Sustainable Journey
with attention to respect for the environment, natural elements and local communities.
Being responsible, unlike the concept of sustainability where attention is paid to the environment, refers to the respect due to local cultures and traditions.
Before entering a hut of a host family, ask the guide how to behave and what to do or not to do during these moments. For example, it would be wicked to offer candy to children, even if in our world, having a candy means a good deed. In their everyday life, without toothbrushes, toothpastes and dentists ready to cure cavities, we would make a counterproductive gift. On the other hand, a very welcome thing could be to buy, on the side of the road, caspi of bananas or other fruit to give a source of income to the local community and more precisely to that family, and then donate the fruit to children met in the transfers. Both in the purchase and in the donation, always let the guide accompany you. In purchasing, they could ask you for much more money than the local economy is, and giving Western market figures in a much simpler market would be extremely reckless. In the donation, it is necessary to have the correct and balanced situation, offering 20 children a caspo with only 5 bananas, could create discontent to others. Small tricks and small actions that will give smiles and parties to those who receive and awareness to you that you give.
Finally, the concept of solidarity implies a total immersion in the social layer, it would be a different journey from what you can do in a few days or weeks as you decide to help physically with your work and economically with donations, entities such as associations and NGOs. To achieve this goal, we at Magilani Safaris are committed to identifying and filtering those projects and structures that are valid and consolidated and of which we are sure about the use of donations and then verify their success, donating part of the proceeds of your trip.