We take climate protection very seriously. And we know that our journeys increase the CO2 share in the world's climate. But non-travel has negative effects on nature and species conservation, jobs in southern Africa, preservation of cultural identity and much more. Therefore we decided to adopt 100% CO2 compensation as a responsible organiser in the future. This includes your booked land arrangement and all flights included. If you book the flight to Africa via us, we will of course also compensate for the long-haul flights. Our partner for this is atmosfair, test winner at German testing authority 'Stiftung Warentest' 2018.
For environmental reasons, we avoid printed documents wherever possible. In order to minimise the consumption of raw materials, we also do without paper catalogues, use 100% green electricity for our business operations, travel by train instead of car whenever possible, and move bicycles instead of company cars. For necessary flights, we certainly provide full CO2 offsetting.
Even though we operate on a fairly small scale, every step we take with you, our guests, on your journey ultimately contributes to achieving this great goal. For us, it is the basis of everything we do.
We are a member of the TourCert community and qualify for the ecological and social standards of TourCert. Based on a self-assessment we implement a CSR action plan which is reported annually to TourCert.
In addition, we are a member of the Forum Anders Reisen. More than 100 tour operators who are committed to sustainable tourism are united in this association. The name stands for special travel experiences that are oriented towards people and the environment.
Moreover, we are a member of Fair Trade Tourism. This is a non-profit organization that promotes best practice methods for responsible tourism in Africa. The organization sharpens awareness and supports tourist companies to act more sustainably.