Nature is our highest valued commodity. With this mindset, we do what we can to minimise any negative impact on the environment and nature on our tours, and in our daily work, for example:
It is crucial to drink enough water and to keep hydrated especially during our walking tours. Some partners are asking their guests to bring their own reusable water bottle on tour. They can refill the water from our 30 l water tank which gets refilled wherever there is drinkable water available.
On our camping tours, we don’t use any plastic or Styrofoam equipment.
We regularly train our drivers to drive more mindfully in order to reduce fuel consumption and tyre wear.
We banned all animal interaction from our programmes.
In the office, we separate our waste and use as little paper as possible. Our marketing materials and business cards are printed on recycled paper, and our power is supplied by the sun. We collect rainwater in big tanks to clean our vehicles. Used motor oil gets recycled.
Absolut Tours & Safaris are passionate about the education of children, the environment and wildlife of Southern Africa.
Together with DERTOUR we support iThemba Labantu, a Lutheran Community Centre under the leadership of the German pastor Otto Kohlstock. It is situated in Philippi, one of the largest township near Cape Town and ridden by poverty, unemployment, crime and drug abuse. The community’s objective is to contribute to the improvement of social and economic conditions in the area. They aim to empower their beneficiaries through income-generating programmes and skills development projects and education. For more information, please visit ithemba-labantu.co.za.
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers like you to have a lasting impact on the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a lasting difference to the lives of our local children and families.
Masiphumelele is a township about 40 kilometres south of Cape Town. There are approximately 40 000 people living in this densely crowded area. People are poor, and many unemployed and uneducated. Ukhanyo Primary School was originally built for 450 pupils and is now accommodating all 1 600 of the township’s children aged 6 to 14. The school is in need of good teachers and equipment. Via the non-profit organization MASICORP and Pack for a Purpose, we are collecting donations to improve the training and quality of teachers and to answer the need for school equipment.
Monde Primary School is a state school located in the rural area of Monde, about 14 km from Victoria Falls town. The school has around 300 students, from ECD (Kindergarten) to Grade 7 with 10 teachers. 300 students have to share only four classrooms, and the teachers live in 2 tiny houses on the premises. The school has so many needs from stationery, toys, books, sports equipment and much more.
Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our two projects.