RETURNAfrica, which operates Pafuri Camp, Baobab Hill Bush House and walking trails in the Makuleke Concession of northern Kruger National Park, has been certified by Fair Trade Tourism.
Pafuri Camp offers 52 beds and offers twice daily game drives or walks, enabling guests to explore the fauna, flora, history and archaeology of the area. As part of its efforts to build partnerships that return benefits to local communities, RETURNAfrica partners with the Africa Safari Foundation, an independent not-for-profit that facilitates community ownerships, skills development and job creation through responsible tourism and conservation.
Peter-John Massyn, CEO of RETURNAfrica, said the company’s aim was to create a flow of tangible benefits into the households of local communities via ownerships, skills development, fair wages and supply contracts. “The principles of Fair Trade Tourism are a perfect ideological fit for us and we are delighted to have succeeded in our bid for certification,” he said.