Our Social Responsibility
"Creating a strong company and building a better world are not conflicting goals
They are both essential ingredients for long term success!"
Live, Travel & Act Responsibly
At Matiti Safaris we endeavour to protect and enhance our environment and community.
There is a lot of information regarding responsible travel. We believe that no matter what we do, we should do our best to ensure we act and live responsibly, and since travel is part of our lives, this extends automatically to travel.
We strive to protect our natural environment in our daily lives, in our working environment and by extension in the holidays we create. We aim to empower our team and the community where we live and work, not because it is fashionable or good for marketing, but because if we can all do our little part in our daily lives and actions, together we can ensure a more pleasant and sustainable working environment, community, town, country and world.
We still have a lot to learn and we strive daily to improve, below are a few projects we are passionate about :
Working with rhino rangers
A number of our private and scheduled departures include an excursion with a local rhino ranger in the remote Damaraland region of Namibia, in search of rhinos that live freely in this area.
This activity supports local rangers, trained by the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT), in rhino protection. When they go out with our customers on a tour, it allows them to share important information about the environment, their work, the rhinoceros and to keep an eye on the area at the same time. In 2019 we organized a rhino training camp for all our guides, together with the Save the Rhino Fund, sponsoring the food and vehicles for all the teams for the training, as well as 2 cameras and 2 Gps’ses for the rhino trackers to assist in anti-poaching efforts.
In 2018 the Save the Rhino Trust Association working in the Kunene region was proud to announce the birth of 9 rhinos in the Erongo-Kunene region, compared to 0 rhinoceros killed by poachers.
A victory in the protection of these animals and the fight against poaching! Rhino + 9; poachers 0 !
Support for local communities
Matiti Safaris is committed to helping disadvantaged communities, especially in the Katutura township north of Windhoek, but also participates in other projects around Windhoek:
Some of the projects include:
Trips for street children to various areas of Namibia to show them the beauty of the country (places visited include: Etosha, Swakopmund, Waterberg, Okonjima, NamibRand Nature reserve).
Special events for children in Katutura such as Easter decorations or baking Xmas cookies.
Soup kitchens with various institutions in Katutura (generally includes donations of blankets and/or clothing).
Tree planting and assisting with payment of water for those trees monthly at the Family of Hope Centre.
Participate in the Clean-up project of Windhoek.
Participate in the cactus clearing project.
Discovering all their country has to offer, and having fun at the same time ...
Kids in Etosha
Kids in Swakopmund