For modern day travellers, giving back is an important part of being a global citizen. Africa offers an array of opportunities for you to make a difference while having incredible experiences. When visiting Africa, conservation is always top of mind. As our guest, you support and enable species and habitat protection throughout your travels; staying in ethically, ecologically minded lodges, and providing for employment and community upliftment.
Many of our guests choose to become actively involved in giving back through taking part in community programmes or wildlife initiatives. Whatever your preference, simply by being here your travel impacts positively on the people and places you visit.
For itineraries with a focus on meaning consider:
SOWETO TOWNSHIP CYCLE TOUR
Your family gains a real and very personal interaction with local citizens, enjoying the fresh air and exercise.
TRACK AN ELEPHANT, RHINO OR LION
A three-part experience involving conservation, community and research. The highlight is taking part in a real conservation procedure, such as collaring an elephant, notching a rhino, or collaring a lion, cheetah or similar.
EDUCATING THE CONSERVATIONISTS OF THE FUTURE
Visit Tujatane School in Livingstone (near Victoria Falls) for an uplifting insight into how education is changing the lives of youngsters. You can contribute your knowledge or sponsor a child.
DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST: A HAVEN FOR ELEPHANTS
Participate in important efforts to protect East Africa’s threatened elephant population and enjoy genuine interactions with these sentiment and highly intelligent animals.
Visit local communities in and around Cape Town and expose your loved ones to cultural programmes that are making a difference. Help in painting and uplifting township spaces; township garden planting; after-schools activities and building desks at a local school.
VISIT AN ANIMAL REHABILITATION CENTRE
See an array of wild creatures and play a part in their journey back into the wild. Your family participates at a licensed facility with registered vets who care for orphaned, abandoned or injured animals, helping to prepare them to be released into their natural habitat.