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Tribes Travel

Tribes Travel

Website:
www.tribes.co.uk external site

Contact email:
ecotour@tribes.co.uk external site

Telephone:
+44 (0) 1728 685971

Address:
12 The Business Centre
Earl Soham, Woodbridge
Suffolk, IP13 7SA

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Tribes offers holidays in 13 countries, run on fair trade principles. Here are just a few ideas:

BOTSWANA: Lodge-based or camping safaris, horse riding safaris, meet the San Bushmen people.

ECUADOR: Galapagos Island cruises, rainforest trips, stays in haciendas in the andean mountains.

EGYPT: camel treks and hikes in the Sinai Desert.

GAMBIA: Stay in traditional Africa huts and meet local people.

INDIA: The country is so varied it's hard to know where to start, call us for some inspiration.

JORDAN: Weekend breaks or longer. Petra, Wadi Rum, the Red Sea, Roman ruins, it's got so much to offer.

MOROCCO: Short stays in imperial cities such as Marrakech using traditional riads; hikes in the Atlas; desert trips into the Sahara.

NAMIBIA: Explore the wilderness - desert, dunes, canyons, coast, and wildlife. A stunning place for those who want a different view of Africa.

NEPAL: Rich culture, religion, wildlife and of course trekking.

PERU: Andean mountains, incredible rainforest, Inca history (Machu Picchu and more), hike the Inca trail, horse riding treks, good birding, wonderful Andean markets.

SOUTH AFRICA: From the sophistication of Cape Town, to the beauty of the Garden Route, to the famous names like Kruger National Park, this country really does have something for everyone.

TANZANIA: Great safaris, often with Maasai guides. Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, Selous and Ruaha. Kilimanjaro climbs. Holidays on Zanzibar Island.

ZAMBIA: Superb safari spot for real enthusiasts.

EcoTourism Policies

Tribes travel are a previous winner of the British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow award (2002). Our Environmental Policies are:

• We work in cooperation with local communities as far as possible. We offer fairly-traded revenue and use locally owned and run services such as hotels. We try to ensure that the local people are happy to receive tourists in their home region, and are informed of the possible impact.

• We encourage learning about local cultures as opposed to a voyeuristic manner of relating to different cultures.

• To organise our trips we use local conservationists or operators who have a strong environmental background. We vet the operating policy of everyone we work with.

• Most of our guides are local people who know their country well, and are usually specialists in wildlife, botany or archeology. We generally also use the services of indigenous guides when in their lands.

• We promote a respect for local communities and their environment. Our guides will help you to understand and respect the areas and people you are visiting.

• Group sizes are kept to a max of about 12 (less on some trips) to minimise our impact on the local people, the wildlife and the environment.

Environmental / Cultural Aims

• To show clients special parts of the world through the eyes of the people who live there.

• To offer excellent service and comprehensive information to clients.

• To offer the broadest range of excellent quality holidays run on fair trade principles.

• To be a marketing platform for community initiatives, harnessing money for development projects.

• To give clients the choice to buy a fair trade product in the knowledge that the background research has been done.

• To conserve biodiversity and cultural diversity through tourism.

• To help preserve the world’s heritage through tourism.

• To maintain and encourage the practice and revival of local skills and traditions.

• To empower local people in host destinations to control their own destinies.

• To try to ensure that all our activities are environmentally sound.

 

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