CONSERVATION

HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

 

The threats which face wildlife and wild places in Africa are many and complex! In order to preserve this for future generations we need to be pro-active and support effective organizations that are focused on this. Safari travel is playing the most important role in conservation right now! It will play an even bigger role in the future. The only way that wildlife and wild places will be preserved is through expanding areas under formal protection and these need to be funded by successful tourism initiatives.

 

We take 1% of the value of every trip booked with us, out of our pockets, to support these projects or organisations, because we want to make a difference!

In addition to supporting these projects, we select safari providers who are actively protecting wildlife and supporting local communities. "The communities that live alongside the world's parks and reserves now hold the key to the survival of our wilderness areas and to its wildlife - they will need to 'own' the wildlife through being integrally part of, and at the heart of an inclusive safari tourism industry; if not, these communities will own the wildlife in their cooking pots! Conservation tourism is a route to developing a thriving wildlife tourism industry in partnership with local communities, so that these communities start to see wildlife as their asset and not a menu item - these communities, in turn, become the best conservators." Colin Bell

 

In 2019 we donated over $5000.00 via the Wilderness Trust to the Gishwati Forest Expansion Project in Rwanda.

 

Please click below to read more about the programs and organisations we have supported.

 

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