Responsible tourism policy

Avo Orange aims to preserve the communities and environments we visit by supporting activities and projects that adhere to the following criteria.

Community sustainability
The community programs we support are those that are owned and managed by the community, or in partnership with a custodian, in order to preserve:

  • Human rights and dignity; and
  • Cultural integrity

Community projects currently supported include for example the following:

The Living Museum of the DamaraTwyfelfonteinNamibiaCommunity owned and operated
Nakambale MuseumOlukondaNamibiaCommunity owned and operated
Mafwe Living MuseumSamsitu LakeNamibiaCommunity owned and operated
Mbunza Living MuseumSamsitu LakeNamibiaCommunity owned and operated
Ju/’Hoansi Living MuseumMaroelaboomNamibiaCommunity owned and operated
Khomani San settlementAskhamSouth AfricaCommunity owned and operated
!Khwa ttu Sand settlementYzerfonteinSouth AfricaCommunity owned and operated
Umphakatsi VillageHlaneSwazilandCommunity owned and operated

Environmental sustainability
Our foremost support is given to national parks, and our tours are planned accordingly.
Private reserves are supported to the extent that they meet the following criteria:

  • The environment provided is as near as possible to natural habitat and territorial ranges; and
  • Interaction with wildlife is strictly limited to that which is necessary

We are opposed to the keeping of big cats in captivity, for the stated purposes of ‘conservation’.
We DO NOT SUPPORT any project that allows big cat and human interaction.
Private projects currently supported include the following:

Wildlife ACTParakurungaBotswanaConservation project – ecologist  managed
Wildlife ACTThird BridgeBotswanaConservation project – ecologist  managed
Thali ThaliLangebaanSouth AfricaPrivate game reserve – open vehicle viewing only

In-house operation
In-house, we operate in a manner commensurate with the Fairtrade principles. Our hope is to support others who currently do the same, and to inspire fence-sitting operations to change.

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