Because We Care
Fair trade, eco-travel, carbon footprint, responsible travel; these are just a few of the many terms used in today’s tourism industry. What do they all mean? For Pulse Africa, it means we care. We care about what is happening to our planet, we care about the impact we have on the environment and the local people and we care about making a positive change to the way we travel.
In an effort to conserve and protect our wildlife we feel it is necessary to promote conservation efforts that make species preservation a priority.
It is the view of many that the less impact we have on our wild animals, the better. So please enjoy them from a distance, taking the time to watch them in their natural habitat. Sightings such as these will be significantly more rewarding than a selfie with a captive lion cub.
Responsible tourism is tourism which: minimizes negative social, economic and environmental impacts; generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities
Charities we support
For every confirmed booking made, Pulse Africa makes a contribution to one of the below charities. Clients have the option to select their preferred charity at the time of booking.
Watamu Turtle Watch
Watamu Turtle Watch was formed in 1997 to protect sea turtles around the Watamu-Malindi Marine Park – one of Kenya’s most important marine turtle nesting areas and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Watamu Turtle Watch’s activities focus around protecting turtle nests and tagging and releasing turtles caught in fishermen’s nets. A rehabilitation facility has also been set up where sick turtles can be cared for before being released back into the wild – the only centre of its kind in East Africa.
A $15 donation to Watamu Turtle Watch is sufficient to sponsor the monitoring and protection of one turtle.
Rhino Art involves local communities, which are at times the silent witnesses to the slaughter, in an effort to fight the war against rhino poaching.
They increase conservation awareness amongst the youth and cultivate a next generation of wildlife ‘ambassadors’ who will have a vested interest in the protection of rhino and other endangered species.
The ‘Let the Children’s Voices be Heard’ project’s aim is to gather the largest number of children’s ‘art voices’ ever recorded in support of Rhino Protection and to use these heart and mind messages from the children of Africa, as a worldwide call to action against Rhino poaching.
Some of the team from Pulse Africa attended a screening of the harrowing “Blood Lions”. The film exposes several facilities in South Africa involved in captive breeding, designed for the canned hunting industry.
As a tour operator, Pulse Africa does not support petting “sanctuaries” nor the captive hunting trade. The result of these operations end up fuelling the thriving lion bone trade where slaughtered lion bones are shipped to SE Asia to be used in phony aphrodisiacs.
We need to put an end to captive lion breeding, canned hunting and the lion bone trade. Please help us support Blood Lions to make these practices illegal.