Wayo Walking Safari

CarbonScored

Wayo walking safaris

arrow pointing down

A world-first carbon scoring system.

As part of our commitment to make travel more sustainable and a force for good, we created the world's first carbon scoring system for tailor-made holidays. It's called CARBONSCORED.

At Far and Wild, we create an infinite number of holidays; wildlife ranging from whales to warthogs, beautiful beaches, five-star hotels or sleeping out under the stars, whatever you want, we can do it, and even better, we can carbon score it all.

Lemala Mara 07774

Carbon Scoring

What do we mean when talk about carbon scoring your holiday? We mean calculating the average amount of CO2kge (carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases) emitted into the atmosphere from each person taking that holiday. Your score will depend on how you get to your destination(s), how you travel within them, the accommodation you stay in, how long your holiday is, and the activities you undertake.

Image: Lemala Nanyuki can proudly boast that over 80% of their power needs come from renewable energy.

Amazon rainforest

What makes our scoring system different?

When we looked at existing carbon scoring solutions, we found they had set models that weren't designed for the complex dynamics of a tailor-made holiday. The assumptions employed to establish a carbon score were so broad that ultimately they eroded any real meaning in the end number – thus invalidating what we were trying to do.

So, we decided to create our own carbon-scoring framework and we worked with eCollective to do it.

Antarctic Fur Seal

What do you measure?

Our detailed score measures the carbon output of every step of your tailor-made holiday, from international flights, to the average occupancy of a property, the amount of diesel or other fuel used to power the camp’s electricity generator, how water is sourced, where your accommodation sources their food, and so on. All these individual elements are combined to give a holiday a carbon footprint score.

You can read our full methodology here.

Marataba Walking

How to get your score

As standard, when providing a quote for your holiday, we include a tailor-made carbon quote too. If you are interested in learning more, we can go into more detail and talk you through where the carbon output of your holiday comes from.

Ecologi Brand Crane

Offset Your Carbon

At Far and Wild, we offset the carbon of any trips undertaken by our team, and we encourage all of our clients to add carbon offsetting to their trips too.

We're proud to work with Ecologi, an environmental organisation that invests in carbon removal and carbon offsetting projects around the world including investing in renewable energies, biochar production, mangrove and seagrass planting, and tree planting in almost all of the locations we sell holidays to. Their carbon offsetting solutions are community-led, mixing tree planting with poverty reduction, education, and conservation.

Far & Wild Customer Reviews

Find out what our customers think of their adventures!

Read all reviews

100% value for money

Adam travelled to Kenya in January 2024 on a trip organised by Ruth.

It was SO NICE to have someone else do it for me.

Cathy travelled to Tanzania and Zanzibar in December 2023 on a trip organised by Alistair.

Adventure of a Lifetime in Kenya

Maria travelled to Masai Mara Safari in October 2023 on a trip organised by Ben.

I've already recommended Far and Wild to a couple of friends

Paula travelled to South Africa in December 2023 on a trip organised by Alistair.

A dream to visit Mum's birth place!

Christine travelled to St Helena Holidays and South Africa in December 2023 on a trip organised by .

I didn't realise my high expectations could be so easily exceeded

Hannah and Elaine travelled to Kenya in November 2023 on a trip organised by .

Power to our customers

  • One reason we launched this world-first initiative is to empower our customers to make informed decisions and be able to compare holidays in a new way.

What gets measures, gets managed

  • Carbon-scoring trips increase sustainable travel as a valuable commodity which helps lead to change.

Challenge ourselves

  • Finally, it also confronts us to look at our carbon score as a company and work towards reducing this.

Would you like to travel more sustainably?

Speak to a sustainable travel expert.

  • Alistair

    Alistair

    Africa Specialist

Call an expert on

01768 603 715