Real insights, minimum impact
There are tremendous attractions in East Africa but the effect of tourism on fragile environments and indigenous cultures is often degrading. This need not be so and we want to avoid contributing to further damage whilst recognising that foreign visitors can bring great benefits. Therefore our trips are designed to give real insights into the lands we travel through with minimum impact on the people and places we visit.
Our intelligent alternative
Gpp Safaris- Ecotourism provides an intelligent traveller’s alternative to the myriad package treks and safaris. We don’t miss the wildlife spectaculars, the so called “Big Five” – but you’ll see and learn something of the other five hundred as well and we’ll never make you feel like a package tourist
Long term sustainability
We operate in a competitive market but believe that local people must see rewards from tourism if they are to have an interest in safeguarding their environments. Our support for schools, self-help projects and employment of local guides contributes to the long term sustainability of communities managing their own natural resources.
Cooperative community interaction
Our sensitive interaction with different people is designed to promote greater understanding of our very different lifestyles. We don’t see the locals as photo opportunities but get to meet them … out in the bush … a local bar … or inside a mud hut. Trips involving contacts with local people are organised with their co-operation and include schemes to assist community projects.