As a destination and custodian, Africa's Eden Tourism Association pledges to take care of you, the tourist and Africa's Eden for our collective future benefit.
At Africa’s Eden, we promise to drive travel and tourism that positively contribute to society and the local/regional economy. In turn, we encourage our tourists to commit to respecting the environment and the region’s people. This is achieved through the ‘Africa’s Eden Pledge’, meaning that even when you are adventurous, if we work together, you remain safe. This can be achieved through safety and security, conservation, community upliftment, health, and travel insurance to be a more responsible traveller.
The ‘Africa’s Eden Traveller’s Pledge’ is a set of promises that you make as a traveller to help take care of Africa’s Eden.
- Respect wildlife.
- Respect the people you meet.
- Buy local where possible.
- Do not litter – anywhere.
- Obtain travel insurance.
- Obtain health advice from a travel clinic before you depart.
- Adhere to safety guidelines and regulations at all times, including all public health guidance (COVID-19).
- Come prepared – bring or buy appropriate clothing and skin-care products to protect yourself from the elements.
- Respect any zoning laws.
- Use the recommended local transport, taxis, etc.
- Maximise your stay in Africa’s Eden for a truly memorable experience.
- If you help us with these commitments, we will help you will take home a memory and shared experience of a lifetime.
To support these objectives, our operators make the following pledge:
- Develop and operate low impact tourism facilities.
- Use sustainable building materials and renewable energy sources.
- Minimise water use and reduce solid waste to the best of our abilities*.
- Ensure the safety of our guests, staff and communities.
- Source, buy, recruit, and train locally.
- Invest in our communities to ensure sustainable development**.
- Report on our initiatives to adhere to this pledge using transparent monitoring and evaluation.
- Allow third-party verification of our reporting.
*Learn more about the Victoria Falls Recycling Project and our Clean-up Campaigns.
**Learn how you can contribute to the Pack for a Purpose initiative.
- Do not try to touch or stroke wild animals or catch fish* or aquatic life.
- Do not collect plants or rocks. Instead, take a picture.
- If you are taking a selfie, don’t take unnecessary risks.
- Obey all instructions and listen to guidance from law-enforcement officers. If caught disobeying laws, do not attempt to bribe an officer.
- If you are self-driving, obey all of the local road rules and regulations.
- Recognise and respect local customs and sensitivities**.
* Unless with a licensed fishing guide.
**Understand that appropriate and modest attire is expected, and overt displays of affection are not cultural norms.
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As one of the key contributing factors to this unique destination, wildlife is a resource we can neither neglect nor live without. By respecting the wildlife we encounter, and playing our role in the conservation of wildlife resources, we are securing the future of the ecosystems where we live and operate. We must work closely with our partners in national departments of wildlife and research to conserve ecosystems if we wish to mutually benefit from these resources in the long term.
A safari in Africa's Eden is unique and unforgettable. It is very different from other safari destinations in East or South Africa. The region prides itself on its low volume, high-value tourism. This translates to sharing your wildlife experience with far fewer tourists if any at all. Companies operating wildlife tourism, especially within National Parks and Protected Areas, make a concerted effort to practice ecotourism and sustainability.
Many of the tourism businesses also contribute to community development, anti-poaching and conservation activities. These activities ensure that wildlife is preserved in perpetuity. We encourage all operators to buy, employ and train locally, contributing to sustainable economic development in our communities.
Namibia Associate Members
Sustainable conservation trough communities.
Kwando Carnivore Project
Conservation of large carnivores through applied research and human wildlife conflict mitigation.
an innovative approach which rewards communities for protecting wildlife.
Organisation for all responsible tourism companies, guides and travellers who support conservation in Namibia.
Conservation and sustainable development - Fisheries and Forestry mainly.
Conserve & protect the Fauna, Flora, Environment in Kunene.
Botswana Associate Members
Pangolin.Africa is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the survival of the most highly trafficked wildlife species on the continent – the African Pangolin.
Zambia Associate Members
Save the Zambezi Foundation
Work with Fisheries depts provide boats, resources equipment etc for effective river patrols. support natural rehabilitation and stock recovery of fish.
School Club Zambia
Give vunerable schools financial and technical support to implememnt Zambian Curricuum effectively in a financially and environemntally stable way. Every Child should have access to a high quaility, vocational and creative education.
Pure Skills Foundation
Providing tools for life. Art of Upcycling ad zero waste masterieces, Arts for sale and profits go to the foundaton.
8 Local woman been trained the artians of bead and jewlery and art making etc.
non-profit organization that provides rescue, rehabilitation & rehoming for dogs and cats as well as education, vaccination and treatment services
Zambezi Donkey Project
Our vision is a Zambia where working donkeys are free from suffering, treated with compassion, and truly valued by the people who rely on them.
Female empowerment is the backbone of the organisation with the main focus being the investment in long-term development of artisanal craft skills, culminating in meaningful, sustainable job creation.
Project Luangwa seeks to utilise the benefits of tourism to empower and support disadvantaged rural communities in South Luangwa. At the cornerstone of our beliefs is improving gender equality and education, providing a platform to help raise rural areas out of poverty.
Conservation South Luangwa
Conservation South Luangwa works in partnership with Zambia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) on the frontline of wildlife conservation and human wildlife coexistence in the South Luangwa Valley.
Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust
Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust is a Zambian NGO, established in 1998, to teach the community around South Luangwa National Park the importance of wildlife and provide the knowledge to conserve it. Chipembele delivers its innovative conservation education programme to children in schools through conservation clubs and to community members through conservation-themed lessons, in 7 chiefdoms bordering the South Luangwa national park. As a part of the programme they also hold regular park trips for school students, carry out visits to a dedicated education centre, conduct multi-night school camping experiences, run junior ecologist classes in partnership with the Zambian Carnivore Programme and have a student sponsorship programme. Chipembele is making impactful changes from the ground up and supporting the next generation of conservation leaders in Zambia, not only by developing awareness and passion for conservation but furthermore through participation in their year-long Aspiring Conservation Leader programme which prepares school leavers for careers in conservation. They also offer sponsorship for tertiary students and internships. Many people who have participated in the Chipembele programme now hold key positions in Zambia including conservation NGO managers, wildlife researchers, biologists, wildlife film makers, eco-safari guides, school Conservation Club patrons/matrons and environmental educators.
Zimbabwe Associate Members
Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU)
An anti-poaching unit organization dedicated to the conservation of our local wildlife and natural resources.Also do community awareness
Horse back anti-poaching unit working in and around Vic Falls, Zambezi National Park and beyond. Conserving wildlife and natural resources.
Painted Dog Conservation
Conservation Project to ensure the long term survival of Painted Dogs
Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust ( VFWT)
Advance and promote conservation and the sustainable use of indigenous resources. Help with human/wildlife conflict. Rescue and Rehabilitation of wildlife
WEZ ( Wildlife and Environment Zimbabwe)
Educating people about importance of wildlife areas, and conservation
Provide low-income mothers with essential baby items and information
Assisting Zimbabwe Parks with Rhino conservation, anti-poaching, game water supplies and all aspects of area management in Hwange, Kazuma Pan and Zambezi National Parks