Sanjan’s aims in tourism are simple enough and perhaps best described as;
‘Being determined to create responsible tourism for both visitor and operator alike’

 

If you are a developer we will connect you with hands on individuals that can help you create a respected wilderness facility. If you are a visitor your professional safari guide will be with you throughout the safari experience. Our consultants and wilderness safari guides are not office bound planning experts or sales personnel, but passionate field people with extensive experience. If you already have a facility and want to improve it or to further train your safari guides, Sanjan can help! If you are investing in eco tourism and want to get it right, you may need help. All community tourism projects are complex

So either contact our guides directly or let Sanjan help build your safari adventure, wilderness facility or eco tourism project. Please check out our photographic services as well. Do you need a specially converted vehicle, a guide with specialist knowledge or want to contribute to responsible tourism?

Then contact Sanjan Tanzania.

  

Do you want an extra special wilderness safari experience?
Sanjan Tanzania ~ www.paul-oliver.com ~ www.sandorcarter.com ~ www.ethan-kinsey.com

Do you need assistance in creating and building a respected wilderness facility? contact Sanjan Tanzania

Do you need safari guides or camp management to undergo more training? contact Sanjan Tanzania

Do you need help in understanding the wildlife and land acts of Tanzania? contact Sanjan Tanzania

Today’s boom in visitor numbers is not new for Kenya but on the present scale, it certainly is for Tanzania. These numbers and the development that comes with, has put untold pressure on fragile wilderness area as well as, in some cases, adversely affecting the more robust habitats. Both inside and outside of Tanzania’s protected areas there is at present (2008) a rush to establish permanent faculties for these visitors. It seems near impossible to stem this tide of development as this flood of guests causes excitement in business circles and one would think ensures a regular income for conservation efforts. Undeniably the tourist dollar earned by many facilities does protect habitat but it can also harm it as well. Just which type of facility is best for the wilderness parts of our protected wildlife areas? Will the development tide simply overrun natural resources and the local people that depend on them?

As a visitor on safari would
you be interested to only use  respected wilderness facilities that give back to communities?

What influences will undermine or help Tanzania’s wilderness areas outside the protected parks and game reserves? How can village level development be ensured if their wilderness area resources are set aside for wildlife and tourism? What role is deemed best for each stakeholder to safeguard the integrity of wilderness areas?
Is there any wilderness left? Tanzania’s wildlife authorities try to curb such impacts but playing catch up is always the issue. The sheer speed of increasing demand is confusing to many planners and policy makers. The new wildlife tourism policies with supposed ‘long term view regulations’ is sadly taking only a few stakeholders’ concerns seriously to heart.
This ongoing process is fraught with issues and needs everyone’s help, including visitor input!

All these issues and questions are
complex to answer and are dynamic in nature; the answers keep changing. But policies can be misleading and a blanket approach to these complex issues
seems to get passed far to often.  Responsible guidelines and the principles that some photographic safari operations, trophy hunters, Tanzania’s Widlife Department and National Parks work very hard to keep up, are helping, but impact levels and habitat recovery rates are only thought about by a few. The majority of wildlife tourism operators be they photographic or hunting, just don’t think about their impact enough. They cash in and impact to such a level that the very attraction that brings the visitors is being diluted. Many visitors are also guilty of turning a blind eye. They come, they photograph or hunt and they go. Never having asked many of these important questions or never having been challenged to discuss them by their operator.

We can all be more responsible operators or visitors.


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