Our philosophy is to offer authentic safari experiences close to nature, while we take care of nature and the local communities.
We are the only company in Tanzania that offers travellers the opportunity to spend a few hours out of the vehicle on a short canoeing-, biking-, or walking safari. We take a few thousand guests on these safari activities every year. This way we get a lot of people in touch with the essence of Africa but also limit vehicles use and cut down on CO2. Check our activities.
Walking and trekking
We offer walking and trekking safaris of multiple days (from 2-days to a whole week). Without these multiple days activities these guests would have been driving around in a safari car. Only a handful of companies are allowed to conduct walking and trekking safaris inside the Serengeti wilderness zones. Wayo is one of them, due to our eco-friendly well managed camps. Check the walking safaris and trekking safaris.
We have invested in Green Camps that are easy to set up and manage, leaving much less impact. We use solar powered lights and have our own water filtration plant. We also don't have generators in camps and remove all plastic waist before produce reach the bush. We encourage customers to choose camping safaris to avoid energy consuming and high waste producing hotels and lodges. Check our Green Camps.
Leading the way
Wayo does not only “go-green” we also make it possible for others to do the same. We initiated the stainless steel waterbottles for guests and are encouraging and supplying the industry with these bottles. This way we have prevented thousands of plastic bottles to reach the national parks. We are currently designing better decomposing toilets that need no water as well as rainwater collection from the canvas of tents. This will reduce the impact of camps and lodges who now take the groundwater, that animals need, for their accommodation.
All the meals served in our camps are of excellent standard and all raw ingredients are purchased from local markets, local shops and farms putting money back into local communities. We also try to minimize waist in the camps by preparing part of the meals in Arusha.
Wayo Africa has been training safari guides in Tanzania for more than 15 years and are one of the most recognized guide training facilities in Tanzania. We are proud to say that we have trained hundreds of guides on many of our diverse courses specifically designed for the guiding environment. Check our Guide Training.
Kids learning centre
We are very actively supporting a small non-profit organization, called The Learning Space. It is a school for young children of mixed nationalities and economic income groups, to learn together in a happy and stimulating environment. Check The Learning Space.
Everymonth we take kids from the Rift Valley Childrens Village on educational game drives inside Manyara National Park. Check Rift Valley Childrens Village.
We strongly believe in training and employing Tanzanian people in key positions. Almost all our employees at Wayo Africa are Tanzanians.