As an ecotourism company we are pleased to attract responsible travellers who care about the welfare of animals in tourism. Camels, falcons and wildlife like Arabian oryx are part the experiences offered on our Desert Safaris. Their wellbeing and welfare is very important to us and we can assure you that we work with these animals very ethically.
According to Global Welfare Guidance for Animals in Tourism, the welfare of an animal is considered according to whether it is healthy, comfortable, safe, well-nourished, able to express their innate behavior and not suffering any pain, distress or fear. We ensure that all of our animals are kept in this state of being.
When done ethically, animal tourism can have many benefits such as protecting animal species, enhancing education around biodiversity, contributing financially to conservation projects and honouring the cultural significance of animals. To ensure that we care humanely and with respect for all the animals on our experiences, we make sure that we act in accordance with transparent and robust animal welfare standards.
ABTA produced the Global Welfare Guidance for Animals in Tourism which is a practical guide for travel businesses and suppliers of animal experiences. The aim is to encourage good practice in animal protection and welfare to ensure that the best interests of animals in tourism is always protected. We follow this practical guide which established the Five Freedoms as the minimum standard that all animals in the tourism industry should have. This is to ensure that we meet the mental and physical needs of all the animals in our care.