Monday, 7 March 2016

Green awards for Wild Horizons

#SAFARI and adventure holiday operator Wild Horizons reports that The Elephant Camp and The Victoria Falls private game reserve have achieved awards from Green Tourism, the sustainable certification programme. 

The Elephant Camp won a silver award, while The Victoria Falls reserve gained a bronze.

A Green Tourism award means that a business … 

  • Works responsibly, ethically, and sustainably 
  • Contributes to its community 
  • Is reducing its impact on the environment 
  • Aims to be accessible and inclusive to all visitors and staff 

To achieve accreditation, The Elephant Camp was graded on-site by a qualified assessor against a rigorous set of criteria, covering aspects such as energy and water efficiency, waste management, bio-diversity, and social involvement and communication.

#GreenTourism particularly applauded the ethical practices the company – based in Zimbabwe and Zambia – employs in its elephant-back safaris, and the other animals in its care, noting: ‘These safaris and the elephants they work with are kept to a high standard of animal husbandry, and really lead the way in working sustainably with elephants.’

*Wild Horizons is introducing daily tours of the Victoria Falls guided in Spanish and French. The tours – lasting approximately two hours – depart from Victoria Falls hotels between 8am and 8.30am daily, and must be pre-booked. The company has full-time Spanish and French guides, and also can provide Italian and German guides upon request and subject to availability.

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