Corporate Social Responsibilities
Viola Tours & Travel believes in corporate responsibility. For us this means not only caring for our clients but also looking after our employees, the environment and local communities in areas we are operating in.
We believe it's important to contribute to the community that we belong to and the country we explore with our guests.
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To this end, we work with a number of projects across Tanzania and aid them in a variety of ways, including funding them out of our own profits. All you need to do is book with Viola Tours & Travel to help us support these fantastic projects.
We believe in fair treatment of our staff – this means excellent service and a good team spirit on a safari or trekking trip. Most of our reservations and operational staff have been with the company for years and sales staff regularly travels in Tanzania to experience new areas or accommodation options.
Trekking porters are paid fair remunerations and receive nourishing meals and adequate gear while on mountain treks.Our safari and mountain guides were all born and raised in East Africa and have excellent guiding skills. Regular internal and external training courses ensure a high level of customer care. These courses include first-aid-trainings, language courses, guiding skills and specific oxygen trainings for mountain guides.
As a tour company based in East Africa we naturally see the environment as our most precious asset and try to keep our impact as slight as possible. Our driver guides follow strict rules to avoid disturbance of wildlife or damaging the nature (e.g. by driving off road inside the national parks). We have implemented several initiatives to reduce our waste and CO₂ emissions. This includes recycling water bottles and using LPG gas and bio waste briquettes for cooking.
Supporting local businesses is essential when investing in a country. Whenever possible we buy local. For example groceries for camping trips are bought from local shops and our safari clothing is manufactured by a local organization which educates and employs disabled people.
Charity starts at home. The best way to uplift a community is by employing them. Viola Tours & Travel employs 100+ local people which in turn ensure the education and feeding of hundreds of dependants