started out of as a commitment to family to
Climb Kilimanjaro quickly turned into a passion for high peaks and adventure
travel around the world. Nomadic Adventures was born out of the desire to offer
these amazing experiences with others around the world.
Since then, Nomadic Adventures has
grown and now includes an array of unusual destinations from
South America to
Rwanda. We have spent time with the mountain gorilla of Rwanda, trekked to
North Face of Everest, visiting the ancient ruins of
Machu Picchu, engaged in cultural dances with the Nepalese and witnessed the
migration of the wildebeest from
to Kenya. Our
journeys continue so that we may gain first hand experience or our areas.
Nomadic Adventures are active members
of SATSA (The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association). SATSA’s aim is to
set the highest possible standards for tourism by supplying a measure of
accreditation that each member needs to comply with in order to bear the SATSA
logo. The logo is a symbol of credibility, stability and integrity that
ultimately provides both tourists and the trade with peace of mind when it comes
to dealing with tourist related businesses.
We do not reject
anyone who wants to climb in pairs or small groups and will do our best to
accommodate your specific needs. We don't only work on
fixed departure dates. We also tailor make your adventure tour or trek to meet
your needs and requirements, be it additional days in the country to acclimatise,
venture off on a journey of discovery amongst the people or simply to sit back,
relax and absorb a whole new world.
Sustainable Tourism Policy
As one of the many companies in the industry, we constantly strive to minimise
our impact on the environment. Every tour has an impact on the environment, be
it one traveler or a group. Being concerned for the environment means that we
have put a number of policies, starting in the office
In the office, we use minimal
lighting to save on electricity, use only the power sources that we need and
at night, turn off all electronic equipment, including computers and
We constantly strive to reduce
paper wastage and make use of double sided print. We do not print endless
brochures for distribution and rely on online brochures and e-newsletters to
clients and agents.
In collaboration with other
partners in the industry, we run an annual clean-up on Kilimanjaro and every
6 months bring off an average of 500kg of rubbish from the mountain.
On tour, we make use of gas
cookers to eliminate the burning of wood
Rubbish is deposited in the
relevant bins unless it is a high altitude climb in which case, all rubbish
is carried out and accounted for on the return
We ask that all travelers hand
their rubbish to the cook if camping, place it in the bins available or
carry it off the mountain with them.
We stick, were possible, to
designated paths and ask that traveler do not cut across trails. This helps
to ensure that new wash ways and areas of erosion are not created.
We ask that travelers do not
remove plant life or disturb animals along the routes.
We request that all staff and
travelers make use of toilet facilities where they are available and not to
use the bush.
We ask that you respect the
local culture at all times and to remember that the destination was not
designed to make you comfortable, but to make it sown people comfortable.
Please avoid criticising people for their cultural outlook and way of life.
Please do not wander into
people’s homes, respect their privacy as you would except them to respect
We ask that you dress
conservatively and to respect the local customs of the people. Tight, skimpy
clothing is offensive to a lot of cultures and women should avoid wearing
shorts, short skirts or singlets, especially not in places of worship such
as temples and monasteries.
We ask that you do not give in
to begging children and people on the streets by handing out tokens, sweets,
chocolates etc as we believe that this only perpetuates the tradition. We
encourage you to rather engage in play with the children along the route.
Public displays of affection
should be voided at all times as some cultures find this offensive.
Do not take photo’s of local
people without first asking their permission. Some cultures believe that in
taking their photo you are capturing their soul in perpetuity within your
camera. In temples and monasteries, please check with the guide if you can
take photographs first.
We work with country
based operators who have proven their success in their field. They in turn
employ local guides who know the local conditions, customs and culture and most
importantly, the mountains. Who better to escort your around the country than
the very people who live there.
We work with local operators in the
industry who meet the following criteria:-
Are registered and accredited
Ensure on going guide training
Are members of Porters Progress,
Porters Protection Groups or Porters Protection Nepal
Give back to community projects
in their area so that a portion of your funds go into helping local
Employ guides who are registered
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