Social Responsibilty

Social Responsiblity

How you can help

Where ever possible we endevour to assist those in need throughout Namibia. With the help of donations from not only our guests, but also the local business community, we have been able to create change for those that are living below the poverty line and struggling with things that those in the first world often take for granted. We aim to improve living standards, which in turn, we hope will empower people to work hard to better their own lives and that of their children. If you wish to help us, please email us, as every little bit goes a long way towards making life a little easier for those in need.

Chameleon Safaris ethos has always included the need to be socially responsible in all areas of our business including economic, social, and environmental practices.

San trackers at work! Namibia

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.

Naankuse Foundation's Epukiro Lifeline Clinic
The Naankuse-run Epikiro Life Line Clinic provides free and accessible primary healthcare to the San Bushman community, located in the far east of Namibia. People walk hundreds of kilometers to receive medical care when they are sick and unfit to travel these distances. We believe everybody should be entitled to easily accessible healthcare. A large focus of the work at the Lifeline Clinic is tackling the tuberculosis and malnutrition burdens within the San population. This is achieved through both clinic-based healthcare and our outreach around the region. A number of San communities are remotely situated, accessing the clinic itself a challenging task. A 4×4 ambulance allows clinic staff to visit far-flung locations, the weekly outreach sessions taking healthcare to even the remotest communities.
Home of Good Hope Soup Kitchen Logo
The Home of Good Hope is a soup kitchen for poor vulnerable children, streetchildren and orphans situated in the township of Katutura in Windhoek. Established in 2007 by Namibian, Monica Imanga, and Canadian nurse, Eileen Green, the Home of Good Hope has become a lifeline for the children of the Goreangab area of the township. Every week more than 380 children come to Home of Good Hope where they are provided a daily meal Monday - Friday. For many of these children this meal is their only source of nutrition and makes it crucial for survival. Malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies are a fact. In addition to a hearty meal, the Home of Good Hope also serves as a community hub, providing essential items to those in need. These items can be clothing, basic health and hygiene items, and educational support.
Power Pad girls Logo
Thousands of Namibian school girls miss an average of three school days a month as a result of not being able to afford menstrual products which has a knock-on affect on the quality of education that they receive. The aim of the Power Pad Girls is to help raise funds for programs that distribute re-usable pads to school girls across the country, by hosting fundraisers, workshops and awareness campaigns about sexual and reproductive health. Where disposable sanitary pads, and tampons are not only costly but also unsustainable, as the majority end up in landfills. With an emphasis on being green, sustainable and ensuring that every Namibian girl gets the education she needs in order to be able to empower herself and those in her community. Get in touch to find out how you can help!

Economic

Chameleon Safaris:

  • Has made it a priority to ensure that all staff are fairly remunerated for their role within the company.
  • Ensures that all female staff are paid equally to that of their male counterparts.
  • Offers financial assistance to staff members interest free in emergency situations.
  • Identifies and pays for relevant courses to allow staff to improve their skills which in turn improves their income

Chameleon Safaris ethos has always included the need to be socially responsible in all areas of our business including economic, social, and environmental practices.

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Happy Herero family

Social

Chameleon Safaris:

  • Encourages international visitors to engage with local communities and purchase souvenirs at a grassroots level, directly with the makers particularly in rural areas.
  • Supports initiatives such as the Home of Good Hope, a soup kitchen for children in the Katatura township, as well as the Epukiro Lifeline clinic set up to attend the the basic medical needs of the local San community.
  • Supports and encourages staff to improve their skills and makes upskilling a priority for the entire team.
  • Is a member of local conservation organisation TOSCO (Tourism Supporting Conservation Organisation) which in turn contributes to local conservation efforts such as the, Eloolo Permaculture InitativeGiraffe Conservation Foundation and the Snakes of Namibia amongst others.
  • Encourages all Chameleon staff to be blood or platelet donors, including Management and Owners, to promote a sense of giving back to the community.

Chameleon Safaris ethos has always included the need to be socially responsible in all areas of our business including economic, social, and environmental practices.

Environmental

Chameleon Safaris:

  • Actively reduces the amount of waste generated on all safaris, and encourages guests to do to the same. This includes promoting buying in bulk, particular with goods such as mineral water by recommending guests who choose not to drink tap water to purchase in 5L bottles. In turn, these empty bottles can then be donated to remote communities for collecting water or recycled through Rent A Drum.
  • Has initiated a clean up program with a remote Damara community and offers free rubbish collection to this community whenever our vehicles are passing by.
  • Ensures wherever possible that recyclable items are disposed of in the correct manner to limit rubbish put into landfill.
  • Office is based at Chameleon Backpackers, a 4 flower Eco award winner for their solar energy and grey water recycling system amongst other initiatives. Click here to learn more.

Chameleon Safaris ethos has always included the need to be socially responsible in all areas of our business including economic, social, and environmental practices.

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