We have an excellent dedicated team on the ground in Tanzania, Slovakia and the UK. Whilst our life in travel began in Tanzania almost thirty years ago, during that time we have expanded into superb and unique wildlife tours in Slovakia and the UK. Our focus has always been to offer an experience with a difference whether that be to venture into wilder unknown places or to stay in a unique accommodation. Our tours will take guests to places others have not reached in a sustainable way.
Working as one with the teams on the ground, we are able to push the barriers and give you a fantastic mix of classic destinations served up with a unique twist, and brand new adventures, available nowhere else.
PUTTING SOMETHING BACK
At the heart of what we do is a commitment to conservation born out of our work with our partners in Tanzania from elephant collaring projects which helped hugely in focusing the government’s attention on the huge poaching of ivory, to bringing out doctors and dentists from the UK to train local villagers in basic healthcare to save lives. This support continued into Slovakia and bear collaring to help educate the community on how to live with bears and value them. Footloose gives back an unprecedented 10% on all tours to chosen conservation projects. In the background, we are deeply involved in our own conservation work; work our travelers will often have unique access to.
MEET THE TEAM
David, company director, has an astonishing knowledge of wildlife, conservation and a passion for creating innovative tours. He has spent most of the last 30 years in Tanzania as a conservationist, guide and safari tour owner/operator of A Tent With A View Safaris, a tour operation he set up with friend and business partner Masa Kilanga in 1995. Whilst living in Tanzania, David set up the Tanzania Elephant Protection Society with the late world-renowned elephant expert Dr Alfred Kikoti and together they lobbied the Tanzanian government to dedicate funds into a much-needed anti-poaching initiative in 2011/12. In the mid noughties, David, whilst on “holiday” in Slovakia set up a bear collaring project which he runs to this day with the Slovak team on the ground and personally guides our “Walking with Bears” tours whenever he can.
Having visited David in Tanzania from the mid-nineties, Tara finally moved there in 2005 and lived and worked there for 10 years, first as a lawyer, before joining A Tent With A View to help with the marketing of their camps and lodges. During this time, Tara gained first-hand, in-depth, knowledge of all things Tanzania. It’s Tara’s view that nowhere on the planet offers the diversity of what Tanzania has to offer a traveller. Like David, Tara has great links with many operations on the ground in Tanzania to cover any tour. As part of Footloose, she is lending this expertise into developing new and interesting product, all with a unique wildlife conservation angle.
Craig has lived on the beautiful Vancouver Island and traveled extensively in Central Asia and Europe.
David is our accountant and financial controller. He balances our books and produces our financial reports. He has toured extensively in North and Central America and is a keen skier and cyclist.
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