The issue at hand.
As more regions and countries develop their tourism industry, it produces significant impacts on natural resources, consumption patterns, pollution and social systems. The need for sustainable/responsible planning is imperative for the travel industry to survive as a whole and to keep you exploring the globe.
Where do you fit in?
You have an enormous effect on the travel industry through the choices you make. Choose a responsible vacation operator, this decision making process is essential because an operator can aid in the protection of the host countries' natural and cultural environments.
And when you travel, show respect for the people, their culture and their land. Think about how you can support local communities in your travels and create cultural protection.
They say that tourism spoils what it seeks, so your travel decisions are important.
How do you travel?
Good for you: Gourmet Safari offers
independent travel and travel of small groups that respect
local people, cultures and their environment. We use
small-scale locally owned accommodation and work with
Good for the planet: This approach to travel ensures that host communities receive the economic benefit from your visit and invites you to interact with local people to sustain their well-being.
How many travellers?
Good for you: We operate the majority of our culinary tours with 6 people and less which gives you more of a true flavour of the culture.
Good for the planet: It also means travelling independently, and not as part of a large group which invites interaction with local people and creates cultural protection with low impact.
Where do you stay?
Good for you: The majority of our accommodation consists of small, locally owned and family operated establishments, sometimes staying at the family home.
Good for the planet: Host communities and local people benefit economically.
Food – Slow Food
Good for you: We prepare and eat
local seasonal produce and food, and we recommend locally
owned restaurants whenever possible.
Good for the planet: By cooking with local produce,
purchasing food in local markets (when in season), and
eating in local establishments, you help to support
the local economy and to sustain local foods.
Our culinary vacations are packed authentic culinary experiences
and also help the local communities and cultures.
It is critically important to develop a responsible sustainable tourism and travel industry and we are happy to play a role.