Asilia Africa Ltd.

Camps & Lodges & Safaris

Arusha, Arusha

Tanzania

www.asiliaafrica.com

About Asilia Africa

Founded in 2004 in Arusha, Asilia came into existence by merging a few small but highly reputed owner-run safari companies. Since then it has carefully cultivated the successful blend of unique bush expertise and professional business skills, growing the business while maintaining its passion for conservation and the environment. Asilia currently operates 9 wholly-owned properties in Tanzania and Kenya with Operations offices in Arusha (Tanzania) and Nairobi (Kenya) and Marketing & Sales office in Cape Town (South Africa). The company employs approximately 450 well-trained permanent staff, including professional safari guides, a fleet of around 50 luxury safari vehicles and supporting vehicles. It is the first Safari/Lodge Company in Africa with an international 5-star GIIRS rating for its impact and sustainability business practice.  It has a strong track record in supporting local communities (e.g. 30% percent of the workforce is hired locally), is actively involved in various conservancy projects and initiatives (e.g. pioneering the development of Northern Serengeti as a tourist destination, resulting in an impressive decrease of poaching) and limits its impact on natural habitats by practicing sustainable operations (e.g. solar energy powered, minimum waste program, carbon offset program)

  • Our vision is to be a genuine leader in creating lasting conservation economies through responsible tourism and give people joy and appreciation in iconic wildlife & wilderness areas in a way that makes a lasting positive impact on the environment and its people.
  • Through our collaborative approach in the areas where we have committed ourselves to, we believe that our impact reaches well beyond ordinary tourism approaches. 
  • We are proud our efforts are being acknowledged and resulted in receiving a 5-star GIIRS rating and becoming a B-Corp. 

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The Change We Seek®

Asilia seeks change by building on its capabilities; it fuels serious conservation and development in the areas where it operates by seeking collaboration with the right partners, turning crucial natural habitats into world class examples of lasting conservation economies, benefiting local people and natural habitat alike. Asilia believes in better.

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What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

June 2012
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Overall B Score
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80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Community: Provides financial or in-kind support to local non-profits, hospitals/schools/health clinics; Significant suppliers are screened for specific negative practices

Environment: 100% of greenhouse gas emissions was off-set through purchase of certified carbon credits; 60% of energy comes from renewable sources

 

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• Sayari Camp Winner in 2012 World Travel Awards Go » 
• Asilia in Responsible Traveler Report Go » 

Our Camps

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