With us making a difference is authentic, uplifting, effortless and fun.
At Timeless Africa Safaris, “transformative travel” is twofold: combining experiences that move our guests and shift their perspectives with initiatives that leave the places we visit a little better than we found them.
Our non-profit partners:
Safeguarding Rhinos under threat of extinction from poaching is a cause so close to our hearts that we make generous donations on behalf of all of our guests to StopRhinoPoaching.com and gift a fundraising bracelet to everyone who travels with us. Established in 2010 in response to the escalating rhino crisis in South Africa, StopRhinoPoaching.com is actively involved in the fight against rhino poaching and has a national footprint for strategic funding of security initiatives and ranger support on the frontlines.
Timeless Africa Safaris is also a proud sponsor of The Rhinos Are Coming; an open-air exhibition of colourfully painted rhinos which will help to raise funds for rhino conservation. Our rhino was painted by some of the talented children from the Lalela Project (see below) and is currently on display at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. In addition to our ongoing support of StopRhinoPoaching.com, our partnership with this exciting project will contribute meaningful funds and raise awareness for the importance of protecting our rhinos for future generations.
If you would like to get more involved, you can also take part in a thrilling rhino darting and tagging expedition with a veterinary and research team.
Providing educational arts for at-risk youth to spark creative thinking and awaken the entrepreneurial spirit is the mission of the Lalela Project; a Cape Town-based initiative with which Timeless Africa has worked for many years. Lalela’s arts curriculum not only helps to care for children in the hours after school, when they are most vulnerable to violence and abuse, but develops their imagination and teaches them how to map and manifest their dreams and goals. It is a program which create permanent change with positive outlooks, community role models and the mindset for the students to design a more certain future for themselves and their communities.
Giving a helping hand to those in need is the driving force behind Coats for Cape Town which was established by Timeless Africa CEO Marco van Embden in an effort to make a tangible difference to the health and comfort of the local homeless community. Approximately 7000 men, women and children live on the streets of Cape Town, finding what little shelter they can when the stormy Cape winters bring icy winds, driving rain and plummeting temperatures. Every year, Marco and his team source coats from kind donors and suppliers as far afield as Europe and distributes them with the help of non-profit partners like Straatwerk.
Sustainable experiences we offer:
Green Luxury allows you to enjoy 5-star accommodation that’s also sustainable. Our lodge and resort partners are eco-built, uplift local communities and create only positive impacts.
Safaris are essential to conservation efforts. Simply by visiting reserves and natural parks you are contributing to the preservation of wild landscapes and African Wildlife through your daily permits.
Gorilla Encounters in Rwanda provide lawful employment for reformed poachers. You will also see the schools and clinics your permits have helped to pay for.
Township Tours let you visit local people in their homes, meet inspiring people and be immersed in a wealth of culture. This is a celebration of diversity and integration.
Arts & Crafts are wonderful keepsakes that bring some of the beauty of Africa into your home and also provide for talented and creative locals and their families. We will point you towards some of the finest genuine local artisans.
TOGETHER, WE ARE GIVING SO MUCH BACK TO THE MAGNIFICENT CONTINENT THAT HAS ENRICHED OUR LIVES.