BAOBAB Travel is a fully ATOL bonded, independent travel company founded to promote responsible tourism and alternative forms of travel in Africa that benefit local communities economically and is sensitive to local cultures and the natural environment. The company is owner managed with both directors still very much involved in the day-to-day operation of the business. With their combined knowledge of the African tourism industry, and a passion for responsible travel and sustainable tourism, they have established and built partnerships with local tour operators and establishments, who share their sustainable tourism philosophy and passion.
BAOBAB holidays are designed to show you the real places, nature and culture in Africa avoiding resorts that have been ‘manufactured’ for tourists. They introduce you to local people, their cultures and traditions, and combine places that are off the beaten track with more iconic destinations. The result is a travel experience that is unique, varied, exhilarating, relaxing and fulfilling and which leaves you with a completely clear conscience.
Tailor-made Travel Service:
BAOBAB Travel is a specialist Africa tour operator, providing a flexible, tailor-made travel service. Every itinerary is developed specifically for the individual client, to suit your specific needs in terms of the duration of your trip, the dates, accommodation, activities and destinations, and budget (as far as possible). This requires some careful communication between you and one of their travel consultants, but they like to get your holiday itinerary spot on.
Their travel consultants are all well travelled and can provide you with expert travel advice and tips. They endeavour to visit all the destinations and lodges in their portfolio, so they can talk from personal experience and give you their view on the suitability of a place for either e.g. a honeymoon or a family holiday.
Fair Trade Tourism:
Baobab Travel recently had four South Africa travel packages Fair Trade Tourism certified and we are immensely proud of this achievement, as they are the first tour operator in the UK to provide a portfolio of trips that have been given the stamp of approval by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA). They now proudly display the official Fair Trade Tourism mark, which is endorsed by Fairtrade International (FLO), Transfair Germany, and South African Tourism.