Guide to good responsible practices
At all times, your actions must conform to the uses and customs dictated by common sense and, generally, to those that apply wherever you go, always showing the utmost respect for the traditions and culture of the population that hosts you.
Dress discreetly, adapt your dress depending on the area you are in, respecting at all times the local customs.
Ask for prior authorization before taking any photographs. Photographs may not be taken at cemeteries or mosques without first asking the accompanying guide or local people.
If you are staying in family homes, we recommend you to be prudent with your clothing. Remove your shoes before entering the rooms and dining room.
Do not drink alcohol in public or in the homes of locals (unless an exception is made or if you are alone). If you want to smoke, ask the guide or the local person.
Do not give money, candy, pens, medicine or roa individually on the streets. If you want, you can bring this kind of stuff to associations or association leaders, or give it directly to schools, dispensaries and families to visit.
Do's and don'ts when traveling in sub-Saharan countries
- Adapt to local customs and traditions.
- Try to socialize with local people
- Eat local food
- Learn words in the local language
- Contributes to local economy and development
- Look for information about the country you are visiting, the history is exciting.
- Travel with light luggage
- Be patient at customs
- take your garbage and pick up other people’s garbage
- Forget stereotypes, do not try to understand everything you see.
- Don’t be left with only the vision of tourism
- Do not give alms on the street
- Don’t play the NGO game
- Ask permission before photographing
- Saves water in the showers
- Don’t take sand, shells and other natural elements with you
- Do not feed wild animals
- Don’t do animal tourism