The recent decision by the Tanzanian government (and Kenya’s in 2017) to ban plastic bags and reduce the use of plastic is great news. Keen to join the cause, our team has signed up to help our local suppliers in a bid to reduce the number of single-use plastic bottles.
The Serengeti & Ngorongoro safari vehicles we use are being fitted with new 20-litre water dispensers, each one filled with safe potable drinking water from Arusha.
Now, we’re asking clients to come on board, by bringing along their own refillable water bottle instead of buying plastic bottles locally. If we have 100% of clients refilling it will significantly reduce the use of waste – our combined efforts putting an end to plastic pollution.
If you’re keen on keeping Africa green, why not share a bott-flie from your tour with the hashtag #Bringyourbottle to encourage other safari-goers to do the same.
Visit the Serengeti, this national park is one of the world’s best locations for wildlife viewing.
South Africa Voted Best Safari Experience In Africa
South Africa has been named as the best safari experience in Africa at the 2019 Safari Awards. The awards, which are endorsed by the Safari Guild, sets the Rainbow Nation apart from all the other safari destinations, the country blessed with world-class ocean safaris and incredible land based wildlife viewing.
Entries were judged over a week, after agents and clients nominate and rate them online.
From 01 June, the Government of Tanzania implemented a ban on all plastic carrier bags, regardless of thickness. They are now prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied and used in mainland Tanzania.
Plastic packaging for medical services, industrial products, construction industry, agricultural sector, foodstuffs, sanitary and waste management is excluded from the ban.
You are advised to avoid carrying plastic carrier bags or packing plastic bags or items in plastic carrier bags in suitcases or hand luggage. Special desks will be present at all entry points for the surrender of plastic carrier bags that you bring into Tanzania.
‘Ziploc bags’ (specifically used to carry toiletries) will, however, be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors, and are not expected to be disposed in the country.