Responsible Travel Archives - African Encounters


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Botswana and Zimbabwe, Kanga elephants
Whether you’re travelling in Africa or anywhere else in the world, you’ll often encounter opportunities to interact with animals. Elephant rides, walking with lions, or photos with cute baby animals all offer close wildlife interactions. As an animal-friendly traveller, you’ll want to avoid them. In Africa, these activities are often promoted as sanctuaries or rescue...
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Walking with San Bushmen in Botswana
Commitment to local conservation and community projects are things we look for when choosing our partners on the ground in Africa, together with superb accommodation and exceptional service, of course!
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The Government of Tanzania advises travellers to the country that, from June 1, all plastic carrier bags, regardless of thickness, will be prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied and used in mainland Tanzania. This excludes plastic packaging for medical services, industrial products, construction industry, agricultural sector, foodstuffs, sanitary and waste management. Visitors...
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Amboseli, Kenya
National Parks, concessions and conservancies  – what’s the difference? When you’re planning your African safari you’ll no doubt have come across these terms. If you’re a bit confused about them, you’re not alone, so let’s discuss the differences. Conservancies Conservancies are generally found in East Africa, especially Kenya and Tanzania. A conservancy is private land,...
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