Our 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 (re-) forestation projects.
Asilia is proud to be the first travel company in Africa to achieve the highest 5 star GIIRS rating
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 Kubatana Camp in Gorongosa Park is an shining example of this collaborative approach.
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Positive impact at Kubatana Camp
Kubatana Camp works directly with the Gorongosa Restoration Project
. We support the development of a comprehensive wildlife reintroduction plan and assist in designing an anti-poaching approach in addition to the specific projects listed below. Click on the links for more information and how you can contribute.
Land Conservation: ‘Help Save Gorongosa’s Forest Today’
The ancient tropical rainforest atop Mount Gorongosa breathes life into the Park, supplying water to the plains below and acting as a safe haven for many endemic species, found nowhere else on earth. To stop the forest disappearing, the conservation team led by Pedro Muagura, has already planted thousands of tree seedlings with the help of staff, local volunteers and the generous support of people like you!
Support Research: ‘Help Save Gorongosa’s Lions’
Across Africa lions and other great predators are disappearing. The Gorongosa Lion Project led by Paola Bouley is committed to creating a safe-haven for these iconic African animals. With the help of remote camera systems, radio collars, community education initiatives, donations from visitors help protect these ferocious cats!
Community Empowerment: ‘Make a difference to those who call Gorongosa home’
Food security is a major issue for the communities around Gorongosa. An average of 20 children per day receive nutrition supplements from Vila Gorongosa and multiple school gardens have already been built. Make a donation today to help ensure children get the food they need to get ahead in school and life.
Pack for a Purpose
Gorongosa and its guests support the local community, by donating books and equipment through the Pack for a Purpose initiative. Please visit www.packforapurpose.org
if you would like to know more about this initiative and how you can contribute.