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Positive Impact & Responsible Travel

Your visit to Rubondo not only lets you experience the excitement of this unique island. It will also make a true impact, supporting research and conservation projects and contributing to a better future for local Tanzanians.

Asilia Approach

positive-impact-sml-image-in-text.jpgOur goal as Asilia is to be a role model in sustainable tourism. At the heart of our organisation is the conviction that world-class travel can go hand in hand with improving livelihoods and conservation of nature. We strive to create a lasting, positive impact everywhere we operate. We believe in better.
 
Any sustainable contribution must ultimately begin with oneself. This means we buy locally where possible. It means we reduce our footprint by limiting fossil fuel and use sustainable energy sources such as the sun, recycling water and reducing waste. The remainder of our carbon footprint is offset by supporting local forest projects. 
 
Asilia is proud to be the first travel company in Africa to achieve the highest 5 star GIIRS rating and B-Corporation status. And yet, we trust we do even more. By being creative and developing new models for travel we try to further increase benefits for nature and local people. Our Rubondo Island Camp is a shining example of this approach.

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Positive impact at Rubondo Island Camp

Rubondo Island Camp is a very recent addition to our portfolio. Asilia’s aim is to structurally improve the prospects for the area. Turning Rubondo into a profitable sustainable travel destination will have many local economic benefits. At present we are identifying which projects benefiting local communities and natural habitat we will support. Some key initiatives are listed below.

Chimp research & habituation program
The island’s pristine forest is the home to wild chimpanzee, introduced here in the 60′s to benefit from its remote, protected habitat. To provide scientific data, crucial to the long-term survival of these close cousins, Asilia and The Tanzanian National Parks Authority set-up the Chimpanzee Project. 
Asilia supports the project through funding. 
 
Educational and community support
Several communities live on the neighbouring island of Kisenyi. We are in the process of setting up programmes for the local clinic’s HIV education project and identifying how best to provide educational support to local primary schools. More news will follow soon!
We Support...

CONSERVATION, COMMUNITY, ECO-TOURISM, COLLABORATION


Rubondo Island Camp supports the following projects and conservation NGO’s, click on the links below to read more information about each project.
Chimp Research & Habituation Program
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT
Click on the link to make a donation directly to any of the following conservation projects and NGO’s:

Please speak to the Camp Managers or contact us at marketing@asiliaafrica.com if you would like to support our local initiatives on Rubondo Island.
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