Responsible Tourism2018-12-02T17:49:03-07:00

Responsible Tourism

We live in and love Tanzania, so we’re constantly seeking ways not only to improve our services but also to lead the way in social and environmental responsibility. As recognized leaders in the field of Responsible Tourism, we practice what we preach and abide by five core values:

  • Leave No Trace environmental ethics – Leave no trace is a motto we take seriously; all our guides and core crew are trained on the Leave No Trace principles. Whether it’s on Kilimanjaro, or in a remote area of the Serengeti, we go to lengths far beyond other companies to ensure the integrity of the places we visit.
  • Ethical Porter Treatment Standards – We were the first company to partner with the Kilimanjaro Porter’s Assistance Project (KPAP) in 2008, and quickly we became the driving force in changing attitudes and practices. Our Kilimanjaro porters enjoy fair working conditions, treatment, and pay. Find out more about our Ethical Porter Treatment Standards here.
  • Environmental Stewardship – We spend a bit more to offset our carbon, train our staff in sustainability practices, buy sustainable charcoal made from discarded coconut husks and recycle our waste. We seek creative ways to protect our environment and be eco-friendly while maintaining high levels of comfort for our guests.
  • Social Responsibility – We’re committed to improving the lives of the Tanzanians we employ, work with and share our communities with. As well as being a recognized leader in Ethical Porter Treatment Standards, we work to promote women into leadership positions and contribute to community development projects in the areas where we live and work. For example, we’ve taken a leadership role in the development of a community social enterprise called the Arusha Bicycle Center in Arusha. This is helping to transform our village into a cycling haven and promote the growth of competitive cycling in Tanzania.
  • Making a Positive Impact – We aim to make a positive impact in every endeavour and everywhere we adventure. Tanzania is our home and we’re dedicated to improving it. Some call it ‘creating good karma’. We just call it ‘doing our part’ in the name of making a positive impact.

Find out more about our Ethical Porter Treatment Standards or Social and Environmental Commitments.

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Nature Discovery officially obtained the Travelife Partner award in October 2018 in recognition of our leading role and long-term efforts in sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

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My two sons and I just got back from a successful summit climb on Kilimanjaro. We had a fabulous time, with the full support and friendship of our Nature Discovery crew. We were confident we had the highest quality group on the mountain. They were professional, knowledgeable, and experienced. We couldn’t have asked for a better trip!

Leslie Routhier Canada

Nature Discovery are simply phenomenal. Without their superb planning, attention to detail, and the expertise of the guides we wouldn’t have been able to even attempt the World Record. (World’s Highest Football Match ) We cannot recommend the team highly enough and you can trust Ailsa, Thomas, MC and the team completely for your amazing adventures.

Laura Youngson United Kingdom

Thanks for the follow up.  The entire trip was amazing and an absolute blast.  Attached is my favorite picture at the summit with myself and my guide (Godwin).  Honestly – I have nothing critical to say – the entire trip was planned to perfection – Nature Discovery is truly top notch and I can see why you all partner with them.  Well worth the premium paid as opposed to going through other guide services.  Thanks again for everything

M. Benton Smith UK

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Check out some of the a list of organizations whom we partner with in our commitment to practising sustainable tourism:

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is about making good decisions to protect the world around you.

Leave No Trace

Our Mission is to protect the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly.ur project so it stands out to the world.

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KPAP recognize the value of the demanding labor these porters perform.


Our Mission is to improve the working conditions of the porters on Kilimanjaro.

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Carbon Tanzania

Carbon Tanzania is a unique social enterprise founded by true conservationists.

Carbon Tanzania

Carbon Tanzania link Tanzania’s threatened forests and their communities with the international carbon market.

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