What can we do to support sustainable tourism?
Focus on reducing the negative impact of Covid and maximize the positive benefits for communities, cultures and ecosystems of Zambia. Preserve our beautiful country for future generations. Make it your responsibility to explore places responsibly and leave them better than you found them.
1. Enjoy Ecotourism - Get off the beaten track
Ditch the queues and get off the beaten track. Do have your bucket list but explore and create your own. This allows you to have a unique and authentic experience while avoiding the crowds. Consider taking your trip during the off-peak season. We highly recommend November to mid of December for a safari or April - June to see the Victoria Falls in the national park at their best.
2. Slow down and stay awhile – add an extra day
Don’t miss out on the little hidden gems by trying to do too much. Take a piece of Africa home in your heart - Spend more time exploring and have a more authentic, memorable, and meaningful travel experience by getting get to know Zambia’s unique charms.
3. Conserve water and energy whenever you can
Turn off the lights and take in the starry night sky
. Take a short shower instead of a bath we do have some creative showers in the lodges and camps. Zambia offers a range of low effect accommodation from more basic accommodation to small high-end properties that utilize renewable energy and water efficient technologies.
4. Keep your dollars local
You can help communities bounce back from the Covid effect by making sure your dollars stay in the local economy. Supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs. Consider staying in Proudly Zambian run Lodges and Camps rather than international chains. Dine at local restaurants and savor traditional dishes and food
made with our fresh locally-sourced ingredients. DO have some fun navigating the local market – try one of our local shopping experiences and buy crafts made by local artisans. (do haggle but pay a fair price). Our highly qualified and well respected local guides will blow your mind with the best spots and lots of interesting facts about the fauna and flora. Please avoid giving money to beggars as dependence on tourist handouts is not sustainable, rather contribute to a local initiative that empowers people through skills and education. 5. Respect local communities
Soak up the cultures of local with a glimpse into the traditions
, beliefs and ways of life. Zambians are very friendly and have a great sense of humor. Learn a few phrases of the local language in the environment. Please be considerate and mindful of their privacy (ask permission before you take their photo) and protocols(avoid very short skirts/shorts, rather cover up with a Zambian “chitenge”).