Zambezi Africa Tours was founded in 2019 by Justice and Shamiso Mupara, two siblings from Mutare, in the Eastern Highlands Region of Zimbabwe; to combine three common passions: that of travel and of nature, and more particularly the African bush and of education
Justice is a well experienced and fully licenced travel guide.He qualified in South Africa as an NQF level 4 Cultural Site Guide with Tourist Guide Institute in 2014, obtaining Cathsseta accreditation (613/P/000010/2004) and obtained accreditation for Cape Wine Industry Guiding. Such training was complimented the following year, by a Level 1 First Aid and Emergency care qualification.
In addition, Justice is a qualified Professional Driver, a requirement to drive buses to a capacity of 65 passengers and trucks of gross value mass of 30 tonnes, with 10 years road experience in Africa.
Justice also enjoys a strong background in education. Before guiding groups of travellers across Southern Africa, Justice qualified as a High School Mathematics teacher (DIP Ed University of Zimbabwe in 1997). He taught for 13 years in Zimbabwe and later in South Africa in various Primary, Intermediate and High Schools. This is where his love of sharing knowledge and communicating with people came from.
Shamiso Mupara is an expert in education and environmental science. She holds a MSc Environmental Science( University of Botswana 2016),Bachelor of Social Sciences: Environmental Studies( Africa University 2007) and Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from University of Botswana. Shamiso has taught a number of colleges and schools about environmental matters in Botswana before pursuing her passion as an Environmentalist in Zimbabwe.
Both Justice and Shamiso have experience in designing, planning, organizing, costing and managing tours. Justice has guided numerous tours in Southern Africa and has travelled in a number of countries in Europe. Shamiso has travelled to the United States of America several times as a panelist on environmental workshops and conferences.
Zambezi Africa Tours (cc) was founded in 2019 by Justice and Shamiso, with the aim to offer alternatives to travellers wanting to travel responsibly and sustainably in Southern Africa.
The inspiration for founding ZAT came from their experience in the field, with Environmental Buddies Zimbabwe Trust, a non-governmental and non-profit organisation they founded in 2017, whose aim is to promote sustainable forest resources management in Zimbabwe. The thrust at the time was to create awareness in communities, and more particularly in village schools, on the need to care for the environment and ways to manage it. In schools, the objective was to raise children to become stewards of the environment from a young age. Special training was put in place and thousands of trees were planted in rural schools across Zimbabwe.It became soon apparent that whereas much was being done for the environmental management programmes at grassroot level including planting trees and organising awareness programs, the Tourism industry was left out. In many of the tourism companies Justice had worked for there were no programmes or initiatives proposed to address the carbon footprint generated by the very travel advertised/sold . Yet, at the same time, so many travellers were conscious of their responsibility as Earth citizens and wanted to actively offset their carbon footprint and travel in a sustainable manner.
Zambezi Africa Tours(cc) was formed as a way to provide that essential service that any responsible traveller would wish for the environment. Zambezi Africa Tours supports initiatives and programmes aimed at offsetting the carbon footprints of travellers and offsets all of its own carbon footprint. In addition, our contributions are used to organise awareness programmes in schools and local communities in environmental matters and planting trees as a way to redress the effects of climate change. We go a further step to assist learners in disadvantaged communities in meeting the school obligations through fees and stationery as well as uniforms. We have already embarked on a program of solar installations of rural schools as a way to use sustainable energy, a shift from use of hydro electricity and thermal power sources that have serious consequences for the environment
To provide sustainable travelling and engage responsible travellers in supporting projects and initiatives that seek to offset carbon footprints.
Travelling responsibly is the best way to give back to the environment and the communities that strive to uphold and maintain the natural resources that attract travellers.
Every traveller plants? a tree today we create forests tomorrow…
To deliver quality sustainable and responsible tourism options.
To deliver absolute satisfaction to visitors at all times.
To promote African tourism
To prioritize environmental sustainability through active participation in environmental programs.
What we provide:
We have a comprehensive Adventure and Safari Activity portfolio as listed;
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