At Across Africa, we believe in corporate responsibility. For us this means not only caring for our guests but also looking after our employees, the environment and local communities in the areas we operate in.
We believe in investing in our team.
BECAUSE it takes miracle workers to make dreams come true.
Taking responsibility begins at home. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our incredible colleagues. We believe in our team and the fair treatment of all our staff: we value and promote a great work environment and team spirit, whether at the office or on a safari. That’s one of the reasons why most of our colleagues have been part of the team for years.
Our staff receive regular training, for example, language courses, to promote lifelong learning and skills development.
We passionately believe in nature as the world’s most precious treasure.
BECAUSE it’s the core of everything.
That’s why we aim to keep any impact on the environment as small as possible. Our safari guides follow strict rules to avoid disturbance of wildlife or damaging ecosystems (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 having made a conscious decision against print media.
Caring for the environment also means working against poaching. With every gorilla permit sold ex poachers have a chance to act as rangers by protecting gorillas rather than killing them. Finally we are an active supporter of the Kampala USPCA. We finance sterilization campaigns of street dogs, donate food, volunteer on site and finally all our office dogs and cats are adopted directly from the shelter.
We believe in economic growth through tourism.
BECAUSE tourism has the power to transform communities.
The best way to uplift a community is by creating jobs. We have created a concept to protect swamps and fish breeding zones on Lake Mutanda, Southwestern Uganda. 30 fishermen are being compensated and supported with skills training like carpentry and tailoring. That way environmental consciousness leads to job creation and alternative income methods.