Giving back to the community
As a company, our primary focus is on organizing tours with an ethical and eco-friendly approach and giving back to the community is an important part of what Kimori Adventures is about. As a locally owned tour operator, employing local drivers, porters and office staff is just the start of our journey to help eradicate poverty. All our tours also benefit the indigenous people and local communities through fair wages or charitable outreach programs.
“A successful business shouldn’t be an individual rising to the top. It should be about lifting up a whole community, its children and its elders.” – Emma, Director of KimoriAdventures.
For every client going on a climb or safari, Kimori Adventures donates back to community projects in Moshi. Below areproject that we support and that you will be supporting too by booking with us.
Elderly homes are extremely rare in Tanzania, and in Africa in general. Elderly people (known as “wazee”) are highly respected, and families will usually care for their elderly relatives in their home. However, sadly there are those who have no family or their family is too poor to take care of them.
If you would like to visit the above project before or after your climb or safari, we can arrange a guided visit for you where you can greet the residents and see where the donations are going. Please contact us for further information.
Supporting the local community and environment in a healthy and sustainable way is part of our ethos. Here are simple tips and suggestions for how you can help us achieve that end:
The climate here is very sunny and very arid. You will almost certainly need sunscreen, and we recommend using zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, and not any which contain oxybenzone or octinoxate. Not only do those chemicals destroy parts of our ocean, they also remain in your blood after use!
If you have bars or snacks you can’t live without, consider carrying them in non-plastic or at least BPA-free and multi-use plastic containers. If you have a reusable bottle, consider pairing it with a filter such as the Sawyer squeeze system to reduce the number of plastic bottled waters you buy here.
If you are traveling internationally, you will likely be allowed two checked bags, up to 50 lbs or 23 kgs each. A backpack as your carry-on and a checked bag are often enough – with your extra checked bag consider bringing mildly used clothing to donate to a local orphanage. We have a couple we work with and would be happy to recommend if you’d like.