Tanzania has one of the largest animal populations in the world including w ildebeest, monkey, antelope, lion, cheetah, crocodile, gazelle and flamingo. It offers some of the best wildlife spotting opportunities on the continent.
Find an eco tour in Tanzania. A list of eco tour operators, travel agents and accommodation providers either based in or that can organise trips to Tanzania. Each listing includes a full page description so click for more information.
The Multi-Environmental Society (MESO)
A community based NGO offering customized trips to natural and cultural attractions that provide our visitors with an in depth look into the livelihoods and surroundings of local people in Tanzania.
Travel agents that can arrange tailor made eco holidays to Tanzania:
Provide trips to Africa combining popular destinations with more remote locations, avoiding at all cost resorts manufactured for mass-tourism. Eco-trips are tailor-made to show you the best of Africa.
Explore Africa's untamed wilderness in the company of reliable, responsible hosts. Compare our select range and choose the itinerary that suits you best, or create your own - we take care of the rest.
Tribes, the Fair Trade Travel company, offers quality small group and tailor made holidays worldwide. Whether you want a luxury safari in Tanzania, a Galapagos cruise or to hike the Inca trail, Tribes can help.
A Closer Look Travel
Specializes in booking eco travel, community (real cultural connection) travel and volunteer travel. We have one of the largest databases (about 3,300) of worldwide sustainable travel opportunities in the US.
Explore pioneers small, group adventure holidays around the world. Explore's responsible tourism policy is the cornerstone of the company's approach to tour operating.
ecotours organizes small-group creative adventures that aim at balancing leisure travel with sustainable development. Discover the cultural and natural treasures of the countries you visit while minimizing the negative impact of your trip.
Below you can find a collection of resources related to ecotourism issues in Tanzania.
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Tourists should wear modest or conservative attire in general, and especially in Zanzibar which is a conservative Muslim society. Western women especially should take care not to wear clothing that reveals too much skin. 'Kangas', affordable, brightly-colored wrap-around cloth, are available throughout the country and can serve as a discreet covering. The Masai people with their colorful clothing are tempting targets for any tourist with a camera. However, they expect to be paid for it and you should always ask before you take pictures.It is common practice among Swahili-speakers to use 'shikamoo' (prounounced 'she ka moe' and literally meaning, 'I hold your feet') when greeting elders or superiors. The usual response from an elder will be 'marahaba'. The 'shikamoo' equivalent in Zanzibar is 'chei chei'. The traveler will get along very well when using these verbal expressions of respect. In addition a title after the 'shikamoo' is also a useful indicator that you are not just a dumb tourist. 'shikamoo bwana' for the gents, and if you are addressing an elder female 'shikamoo mama'.Tanzanians will also comment if you are doing any work while they are not with the phrase "pole na kazi" It literally mean I'm sorry you have to work. A simple "asante" or thanks will suffice in reply.Many Tanzania sellers are persistent and ordinarily a simple shake of the head accompanied by an "asante sana" is enough. However, as a last resort a firm "Hapana", meaning "no", will do the trick. Tanzanians find the word "hapana" quite rude so please don't use it too casually only as a last resort. Whatever you do, do not tell someone you will come back and buy from them later when you have no intention to; better to be honest and say 'no' than have to avoid someone for days. They have a funny way of finding you when you have promised to visit their stall or shop!The most polite way to refuse something is to say "sihitaji" (pronounced see-hih-tah-jee)- I don't need.
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