Initially when we were given tourists to guide them to Lake Shore most of the tour operators in Tanzania wanted their programmes to be perfectly implemented as shown on the itinerary to meet their standards. Time fact was a major problem as the maximum time given was three hours compare to what tourists wanted to explore. So when the time elapsed we had to take our extreme clients back to safari guides so they can continue with a daily programme. Question from safari guides “How was did you enjoy your lake shore guys?” Actually we didn’t manage to reach to the lake shore but we found some awesome things more than the lake shore.
In 2001 SNV came in operation and started introducing these activities as part of community based organization. SNV was established as the Stichting Nederlandse Vrijwilligers (Foundation of Netherlands Volunteers) in 1965, under the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The main objective of SNV was to organize these activities to different places of Tanzania that interesting tourists, having organizational structure so all the revenues collected from the tourists to be shared in the community development.
SNV Netherlands Development Organization is a non-profit, international development organization, established in the Netherlands in 1965. SNV aims to alleviate poverty by enabling increased income and employment opportunities and increasing access to basic services. The organization currently works in 36 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.