Our Culture of Sustainability

We care for each other and those around us.

During the last years of the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism in Africa was greatly impacted and, through concerted efforts, we kept our entire Uganda team employed with zero layoffs - in fact, we hired a new team member! Plus, we offered work-from-home opportunities and continued health insurance benefits for the entire team - including the workshop mechanics and landscaping crews. To demonstrate the importance of community health as a priority we provided vaccinations for our team beginning in May of 2021.

Bwindi PorterThis mantra of caring for those around you extends well beyond the CAS team. During the peak of Uganda’s lockdown, Classic Africa Safaris launched the Porters Relief Fund and, in turn, delivered food supplies to the 464 gorilla trekking porters who assist guests as they track the mountain gorillas on the slopes of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Along with the support of our North American travel trade partners and past safari goers, we raised over $12,000.  

We strive to run as clean as possible.

We strive to run an environmentally clean operation as possible, and this is reflected in special modifications to our vehicles to reduce emissions, green efforts in our headquarters and workshop and fully carbon neutral status as a company. We were one of the first safari ground handlers in East Africa to be carbon neutral. CAS offsets our annual carbon footprint through Trees for Global Benefits, a cooperative carbon offsetting project that combines rural livelihood improvement with carbon sequestration through disadvantaged smallholder-led agro-forestry initiatives in Uganda.  Each year, we contribute to the establishment of groves of native and threatened tree species, contributing to continued conservation. CAS maintains more than 600 trees – mostly mahogany, which is a threatened species in Uganda – and continues to plant more trees each year.


We are active members of the Uganda Conservation Foundation, which supports the Uganda Wildlife Authority to recover and manage protected areas, promoting regional recovery and reducing poaching and wildlife crime. CAS and UCF believe that sustainability lies in providing rangers with the tools they need to do their jobs, such as specialist training, equipment and boosting morale. UCF also focuses on wildlife conservation - including pangolin and Nubian (Rothschild) giraffe projects - and community development. 

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