Travel for Impact is an incredible social enterprise that is helping to bridge the gap between members of the local communities and the tourism industry. Through a number of different initiatives over the years they have been able to improve positive socio-economic impacts within rural communities through tourism.
Projects include, building networks and partners with local community initiatives, supporting them from a grassroots level with support and funding. Some of this funding exists due to their community tourism bed night levy, by which tourists donates 1 UDS per bed night to the project. This is something that we will be supporting and will be added into the overall cost of the trip.
At YellowWood we are excited about this new partnership, guests of ours visiting Botswana will also get the option to meet one of the team members in Maun and learn more about the amazing initiatives.
Exciting things to come
Travel for Impact are currently in the middle of an exciting new project, building itineraries and community based tourism routes in rural areas where few tourists have stepped foot in the past. These projects will help to drive income generation and empowerment within these communities, whilst also creating spectacular, off the beaten track adventures for tourists.
Once these projects are set up and ready, we will be exploring the different options with the hope to be able to launch and promote this socially impactful adventures.