Lights, Camera, Sustainability! Our GLP Films Triumph

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At African Scenic Safaris, our hearts are filled with joy and gratitude as we proudly announce our victory in the GLP Films Sustainability Storytelling Competition (SSC) – a prestigious honour we have achieved in the ‘Sustainable and Regenerative Tourism Category.’

With every frame, we showcased our passionate efforts to weave responsible tourism into the fabric of our safari adventures. From empowering local communities to preserving wildlife and conserving nature, our dedication to ethical travel shined bright like an African sunset.

This esteemed recognition fills us with immense pride, and we are committed to inspiring others to embrace sustainable practices in their own journeys.

Together, let’s script a brighter future for our planet, where tourism and nature harmoniously coexist, leaving a lasting positive impact for generations to come.


GLP Films is a full-service content marketing agency that empowers brands to enhance growth, and sustainability through storytelling, and positive impact. Since 2008, they’ve been telling local stories worldwide through wonderfully crafted videos, communication campaigns, engaging content, and a people-first approach.

They believe in the positive impact of storytelling and work towards protecting communities, nature, culture, and heritage through the lens of storytelling.

Furthermore, they promote sustainable development goals in the pursuit of a more inclusive and sustainable world.


At African Scenic Safaris, our hearts beat with a burning passion for social sustainability, driving us to embark on a mission that holds profound meaning to us. We have set our focus on enhancing the working conditions of the porters on the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, and it is a cause that stirs our very souls.

  • The mistreatment and exploitation endured by these hardworking crew members weighs heavily on our hearts.
  • Witnessing their struggles and the inequality they face, where their earnings fall short of even the minimum wage mandated by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority, fuels our determination to create lasting change.
  • It pains us to know that these devoted porters, who play an integral role in the success of every climb, are often denied basic necessities.
  • This includes being deprived of sufficient meals and compelled to carry excessive cargo beyond the regulated limits.

Our Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing crew is not just a team; they are cherished members of our local community, close companions, and friends. We stand united in our commitment to eradicate these injustices from the root, for they deserve dignity, fair treatment, and respect.

For More Details, You Can Visit African Scenic Safaris: Advocating for Kilimanjaro’s Porters.


To secure the prestigious GLP Films Sustainability Storytelling Competition (SSC) award, we turned our focus to a powerful partnership with the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP). Collaborating hand in hand with this esteemed organization, we are paving the way for a brighter, more ethical future in Tanzanian tourism.

Through our partnership, we sought to inspire fellow Tour Operators in Tanzania to follow suit, embracing ethical practices that prioritize the welfare of our cherished crew members. By shining a spotlight on this collaboration, we hope to ignite an effect of positive change, transforming the landscape of porters’ working conditions across the industry.

Education lies at the heart of our mission. We are determined to enlighten both companies and our esteemed guests about the challenges faced by Kilimanjaro Porters. By raising awareness about the issue of ‘forced’ labour and unjust wages, we aim to take collective action towards removing these unacceptable practices from the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.


As recipients of the GLP Films award, we recognize the immense responsibility to continue pushing boundaries and setting up positive change. Together, as a united force, we will script a new narrative in sustainable Safaris in Tanzania – one where fairness and empowerment are the foundations of every journey, leaving a permanent mark on both the lives of our crew and the hearts of our guests.

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