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:
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.
Hodi Hodi Zanzibar was created to support the local community of a small fishing village on the north-east coast of Zanzibar. This seven room beach house cluster on one of the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar was built in 2015, using sustainable materials, with a zero-waste policy and no single-use plastic from the outset. The nearby village has 1,000 occupants, a mosque, a small school and survives on subsistence fishing and farming. The entire youth football team were employed, although none had any work experience, language or commercial hospitality skills. After five years of successful operation, the Hodi Hodi staff were all proficient in every department of the hotel, have all built their own homes, and trained a further 8 villagers in their roles, so they can get work in other hotels. Meantime, the hotel also employs 4 local village suppliers, mechanics and gardeners, and even the local donkey cart! Guest contributions have built a nursery school, two classrooms in the junior school, and have assisted with power and water for the village.
Hodi Hodi has been awarded TRAVELIFE GOLD and Responsible Tourism Tanzania Level 2 certifications.
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.
Kilima Juu, Matemwe, Tanzania
Hodi Hodi Zanzibar was created to support the local community of a small fishing village on the north-east coast of Zanzibar. This seven room beach house cluster on one of the most beautiful beaches in Zanzibar was built in 2015, using sustainable materials, with a zero-waste policy and no single-use plastic from the outset. The nearby village has 1,000 occupants, a mosque, a small school and survives on subsistence fishing and farming.
Jambiani Beach, Jambiani, Tanzania
The Blue Oyster Hotel is a small family-run hotel with a personal atmosphere. Our attentive staff will make your stay feel like a home away from home. The African way of life combined with Western standards creates the perfect setting to spend a unique vacation. Responsible tourism has a high importance for our daily business. We do not offer facilities such as a pool or air conditioning, as we are trying to reduce the environmental, social and economic impact that is caused by tourism. With this concept in mind, we are happy to welcome many guests each year.
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.