ESG Company Adventures

Explore the benefits of ESG programmes through impact travel

YellowWood has extensive experience working with businesses to create bespoke events and adventures. In the travel industry this is known as MICE: meetings, incentives, conferencing, and exhibitions.

We will be delighted to work with your business to help you achieve your goals, often with a focus on incorporating strong ESG values to the experience:

5-steps for effective Environmental, Social & Governance criteria (ESG) programmes through impact travel

1 - Understand your organisation’s environmental and social footprints

2 - Develop ideas and solutions to reduce and offset your environmental impacts and to contribute to social initiatives

3 - Identify and prioritise projects, ideally in more remote and natural settings, in partnership with NGOs/social enterprises: https://www.pinwheel.earth/projects

4 - Select top performers in your organisation and take them on a travel experience to visit and support the project on the ground, developing team building

5 - Ensure the long-term continuity of the projects by maintaining post-travel relations with those on the ground and communicating the positive impacts to the wider organisation and your clients

We can help your business achieve its goals through travel

We will be delighted to work with your institution and network to create bespoke group events and adventures, in collaboration with local charities and NGOs of your choice, where appropriate.


Benefits of ESG travel programmes:

● Positively impacts the natural world and local communities

● Attracts top talent and improves retention

● Attracts clients who are willing to pay more for a socially and environmentally responsible business



Adventure case study:


Please find the following YellowWood impact adventure with UK company TXF Media Limited (TXF):


TXF held a conference in Nairobi (which we also have the capacity to organise for you) and then a select group of TXF employees and clients were taken on a team-building safari in the Maasai Mara for four days, viewing the very best wildlife that Africa has to offer, including meeting with the Massai tribe in one of their local villages.

Charity:


 

The event financially supported the TXF’s charity of choice AbleChildAfrica which changes the lives of children with disabilities across Africa. YellowWood also arranged for several of the TXF staff to visit one of AbleChild’s children’s homes in Nairobi, to meet with some of the children and better understand the amazing work the charity is doing.



Testimonial & further reading:


“I was incredibly impressed with the corporate acumen that YellowWood was able to bring to the event project they assisted us with in Kenya for our staff and key clients. The safari trip they ran was an enormous success, and perhaps most importantly the liaison with AbleChildAfrica was intertwined into all aspects.

They made the complex, simple and delivered a fantastic experience to all involved. I would highly recommend their services.”

- Daniel Sheriff, CEO, TXF Media Limited



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Grading

To help you choose the right adventure for you, we have given each itinerary a grading that relates to the level of Walking / Trekking you will experience during the trip. This grading can be found on the Yellow map on the adventure page of the website.


All of our trips involve a level of general activity so are designed for people who are in good health, enjoy the outdoors, and have a taste for adventure and some level of fitness. As will be clear from our destinations, the climate (and altitude) may be different to that which you are used to, so please take this into consideration when choosing the most suitable holiday.


Please read our Adventure Itinerary & Essential Information for more information and don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to chat through whether you have found a suitable adventure for you.

Grade 1-3: Entry Level

You need to be in good physical health to enjoy your active holiday, but you don’t need to be an experienced hiker. These itineraries offer a mix of sightseeing and easier walking for around 2-4hrs a day, with the emphasis on sights and cultural experiences. 

Walks will be well marked or on defined pathways, and often around sites of interest. The expected amount of descent/ascent will depend on the landscapes of the destination, but will not exceed 400m/day, and will often be much less. Walks are at low altitude (below 3000m). 

You will not be required to carry more than a day sack with water and essentials. Ensure you are aware of the weather conditions likely in the destination you are visiting and have a pair of comfortable and worn in walking shoes/boots.

Grades 4-6: Intermediate

You need to have a good level of fitness and be a regular walker for these adventures, with ideally some trekking experience. You can expect to be walking for 3-6 hours per day, not including rest stops, normally on good trail paths but with some uneven surfaces at times. 

You will not be required to carry more than a day sack. You may be walking in more challenging temperatures. You will generally be walking at low altitude (below 3000m) but may walk at altitudes up to 4000m. The amount of ascent could be up to 800m in a day but will frequently be less. You may walk on consecutive days.

Ensure you are aware of the weather conditions likely in the destination you are visiting and have suitable clothing for this adventure.

Grades 7-9: Challenging

You need to have a good level of fitness with previous experience of trekking. Extra training before your trip will ensure that you get the most out of your adventure. Areas will be remote and terrain uneven. 

Expect to walk for 5 – 8 hours a day, not including breaks, with some very steep ascents and descents. You will be walking at altitude (over 3000m but not higher than 5000m).

Ensure you are aware of the weather conditions likely in the destination you are visiting and have suitable equipment/clothing for this adventure (see the packing list for your adventure).

Please check individual itineraries for details of what you will need to be carrying with you.

Enquiry Process

Get in touch via our Enquiry form to check our availability, discuss the adventure and check we can meet your needs.

Complete our Enquiry Form; contact details, additional requirements (eg diet or health requirements) & questions you may have. Include as much information as you are able to, so we can help you with the detail you are looking for


Click on 'Send Enquiry' (receipted).


We will be in touch as soon as we are able, to answer your questions and help you plan your adventure.

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