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Responsible Tourism Tanzania Eco-Certification

The Responsible Tourism Tanzania Certification was established by Responsible Tourism Tanzania (RTTZ), a non-profit organization that will encourage and promote a more sustainable tourism industry within Tanzania. As a member of The Sustainable Tourism Certification Alliance Africa (The Alliance), RTTZ provides various services and functions to support the Tanzanian tourism industry in managing their business in a more responsible manner

Responsible Tourism Tanzania was benchmarked against the GSTC standard

Responsible Tourism Tanzania Eco-Certification is compliant with the following hearts of the staygreencheck

Responsible Tourism Tanzania standard performed as the Greenest Choice, according to the staygreencheck methodology. All the accommodations certified by Responsible Tourism Tanzania will have the 4 hearts of the staygreencheck. You can recognize them as follows:

Eco Certification

Responsible Tourism Tanzania’s certification standards have been written in line with the GSTC, giving any RTTZ certified Tanzanian company the same international repute. Their certification system uses four steps which are designed to push for continuous improvement: SEED level, SAPLING level, TREE level and FRUIT level. RTTZ’s compliance criteria are aligned with Fair Trade Tourism at their TREE level which is their current highest level.

  • The certificate is valid for 2 years
  • RTTZ auditing process is done by third party trained auditors to check if areas of compliance are met
  • See Responsible Tourism Tanzania standards here
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Best practices

Isoitok Camp is one of the first properties certified by Responsible Tourism Tanzania. The camp is very conscious about the way they run their business and have gone out of their way to make an accommodation that is sustainable and responsible and simply blends in with its natural surroundings to further enhance and capture the real bush feeling everyone enjoys so much. Isoitok Camp won a Gold medal during the UN World Tourism Awards held in Madrid in the category of “innovation in Enterprise” which again was a first for any company in Tanzania. The camp is dedicated to respecting, protecting and giving back to the Maasai community and culture.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Located in Serengeti National Park, Banagi, Tanzania

Nestled within the Serengeti National Park boasting panoramic landscape views and a variety of wildlife, lies the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. It offers a spa, and the outdoor Maji Bar overlooks the infinity swimming pool and savannah.


Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp

Located at Lake Manyara National Park, Losirwa, Mto wa Mbu, 152 Mto wa Mbu, Tansania

Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp is situated in the Rift Valley Escarpment, overlooking the Lake Manyara. The camp features an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and gift shop.


Arusha Coffee Lodge

Located at Dodoma Road, Arusha, Tanzania

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Arusha Coffee Lodge is located in Arusha. Free WiFi access is available throughout and there is free on-site parking. With a 24-hour front desk, Arusha Coffee Lodge also features a garden and a terrace. Other facilities include a shared lounge and a tour desk.


Red Monkey Beach Lodge

Located at Mfumbwi Village, Jambiani, Tanzania

Set in Jambiani, Red Monkey Beach Lodge offers accommodation with traditional palm-tree roofing within 55 km of Stone Town. The property features an on-site restaurant and bar boasting sea views.


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