Transfrontier Africa operates in conjunction with our sister organisation in South Africa and our local roots give a deep understanding of South Africa and the countries that we visit on our expeditions.
We are passionate about Africa and encouraging people to visit. Our colleagues in South Africa run the project itself and have been running similar activities for many years.
We are committed to conservation and sustainability and operate in a low impact way. Our ethos is:
- To provide a quality experience to participants.
- To promote a conservation ethos based on a principle of sustainability.
- To educate, inform and entertain.
- To undertake meaningful, useful and scientifically viable activities to contribute to the wildlife management of the reserve.
- To operate in a sustainable manner, both environmentally and with the communities within which we operate and visit.
The practical result of our environmental commitment is that:
- We only collect ‘dead’ wood of certain carefully selected shrubs (such as Grewia.) for the fire and to have small campfires.
- We use borehole water for drinking and washing.
- We reduce, re-use and recycle as much as possible.
- We use recycled or FSC certified paper and cut down the amount of paper used for printing materials.
- Power is provided by solar panels and stored in batteries.
- Human – Wildlife conflict management measures in camp – i.e. All food stuff and refuse that may attract and therefore habituate wild animals to humans is strictly managed.