Designer Safari achieves Travelife Certification
Since starting our journey to embrace sustainability in every aspect of our operations we have come along way. We were awarded Travelife Partner status in 2018 and now in 2021, we have achieved Travelife Certfification which is the highest level of adherence to sustainable tourism for tour operators. After on-site evaluation by an independent auditor in 2020 we were awarded certification on 9th February. We were evaluated based on a wide set of requirements in-line with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council Industry criteria. Some of the requirements included ensuring our suppliers are knowledgeable in sustainability and adhere to our supplier code of conduct. We also ensured our office was made more sustainable through small fixes such as energy-saving equipment and educating our staff on sustainable practices including reducing plastic use, recycling paper, and separating our business waste. We also successfully transitioned all our safari’s to plastic-free safari’s by offering guests refillable glass water bottles, reusable carrier bags and compostable food cutlery and packaging. Our staff has also begun offering guests itineraries that include eco-rated sustainable properties, activities, and suppliers to encourage more sustainable practices. We look forward to the continuous improvement of our sustainability rating and thank the Eco-tourism Kenya society for their assistance and support.