S u e   W a t t
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Below are some links to companies and organisations Sue has encountered in the field of responsible tourism and which she is more than happy to recommend:

Responsible Travel – an online portal for thousands of holiday ideas.

Tourism Concern – a UK charity campaigning for ethical tourism.

Camps International – a UK company that organises volunteer trips in Africa and Asia in close consultation with local communities.

Canal boat on the Kennet and Avon CanalGreat Plains Conservation – a conservation organisation protecting African and Indian wildlife and habitats through ecotourism.

Gorongosa National Park – a project using responsible tourism to help restore one of Mozambique’s most beautiful national parks and its ecosystems.

Ibo Island Lodge – a unique lodge in Mozambique’s Quirimbas National Park working with local communities to restore traditional silversmith crafts, education and conservation.

Guludo Beach Lodge – a barefoot luxury lodge in Mozambique that has its own charity foundation, Nema, to help fund some incredible community initiatives.

An African lionessPenduka – a NGO in Windhoek, Namibia, focusing on empowering women through employment and support, producing beautiful crafts and fabrics.

Gibbs Farm – a luxury lodge on a farm in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area that works with local communities and supports research into traditional Maasai healing.

The Batwa Development Project – an organisation run for and by the Batwa Pygmy tribe in Bwindi, Uganda, that aims to improve all areas of life for an ancient tribe evicted from their forest homelands.

Thin Cats Thinking – a consultancy aimed at helping tourism concerns to develop effective responsible tourism strategies, led by Amy Carter James of Guludo Lodge.

Children from Kawaza Village& Beyond – an ultra-luxury tour operator that funds conservation and community projects through its charity, The & Beyond Foundation.

Trade Aid – a UK charity that focuses on micro finance for business initiatives through their hotel The Old Boma in Mikindani, southern Tanzania.

Wilderness – an ecotourism and conservation company that supports communities through luxury safari camps and lodges in Southern Africa.

Robin Pope Safaris – an award-winning safari operator in Zambia and Malawi committed to responsible tourism and local communities.

Remote Africa Safaris – owners of the beautiful Tafika Camp in South Luangwa, Zambia supporting education and health care in Mkasanga Village through their Tafika Fund.

African Bush Camps - A Zimbabwean safari company offering great experiences in both Zimbabwe and Botswana, helping local communities at grass roots level through its charity the African Bush Camps Foundation.

African Parks - a unique non-profit organisation that assumes the management of National Parks on long leases, working with local communities to achieve conservation, improving local economies through tourism.

Tongole Wilderness Lodge - A beautiful lodge in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, Central Malawi working with local communities on health, education and conservation initiatives through its charity The Tongole Foundation.

Ntchisi Forest Lodge - In the heart of Ntchisi Forest Reserve, this enchanting lodge is committed to protecting the rainforests and supporting its local communities.

Asilia Africa - An award winning luxury lodge and safari camp operator with beautiful properties in Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique, Asilia has strong ecotourism credentials and commitment to the natural environment and local communities.

Charity Projects:

Usually travelling to Nepal via Delhi, Sue has also visited India to work with local charities which she supports. She visited Sudhaar Camp, an urban slum project in Delhi where Shanti Sahyog, a Gandian NGO supports 850 families including helping to send children to school and providing education for women.

Although not falling into the category of travel writing, Sue would be happy to provide features and information on this project.

Somewhat quieter than her normal adventures, she also spent a week on a canal boat run by the Bruce Trust on the Kennett and Avon Canal, a brilliant charity that provides boats specially adapted for disabled people. To read the article, click here.

Mount Gorongosa - view on the descent

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