Our Impact

At Off Season Adventures, our focus is sustainability.  
  • We start by focusing our tours during the off season, which creates economic stability in the tourism sector.
  • We operate on a completely paperless basis when communicating with clients and our contacts on the ground in Tanzania.  
  • We carbon offset all emissions from our client's flights, ground transportation, and lodges, and recycle all plastic bottles from the tours. 
  • We reserve 5% of our clients' total package cost to give back to the communities & wildlife surrounding the accommodations.  These community and environmental investments are tangible projects which our clients can see during their trip. All projects are determined by the communities and dependent on their most direct needs, however, we focus on projects to support: water management, waste management, electricity, education, and health services.
Our goal is to become a truly sustainable travel company by replacing all resources used by our clients during their tours.

Transparency

Listed below are the impacts of Off Season Adventures to date.

Economic Contributions to our destinations

By booking directly through our partners in Tanzania, Dry to Green Adventures, utilizing local guides, encouraging clients to buy Tanzanian souvenirs, and staying at Tanzania owned & operated lodges, 87.0% of the full cost of all tours booked with Off Season Adventures has gone directly back into the local Tanzanian economy. With international airfare included in the package cost, 61.4% of our clients' tours has gone back into the local Tanzanian economy. These flights are not booked by Off Season Adventures, but is helpful in understanding the full picture. To put this in perspective, international studies put economic leakage of tourism at 90-95%, meaning that only 5-10% of tourism dollars typically stays in the destination country.

Community & Environmental Investments

We are now in the process of speaking to a local tribe and surveying the land near Tarangire National Park. We hope to launch our first project soon, which will be based around a water management solution for this tribe in the Tarangire area. More details to come soon!

Carbon Offsets

We offset all carbon emissions by using our partners at Carbon Tanzania. They conserve huge tracks of forested land in Tanzania, which is a more productive way of offsetting carbon. Their Yaeda Valley REDD+ Project is what we have contributed to since the inception of Off Season Adventures. To date, we have offset 83.84 metric tons of CO2 and protected 69 trees by helping Carbon Tanzania preserve 35,000ha of forest in the Yaeda Valley, an area that the Hadza tribe have called home for thousands of years. Thus, this way of offsetting not only has a positive environmental impact, but also has a positive impact on the local population of the Hadzabe.

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