In a world plagued with issues and privilege, it has become popular to travel and give back along the way. Responsible travel, philanthropic travel there are various names for it. We call it Hearten Africa.
This is when your safari dollars go further to help children in need, local communities, protection of wilderness and wildlife. It is about conscious travel creating meaningful experiences and making a difference. Traditional African safaris we create can easily have conservation opportunities woven in, be it translocation of animals, anti-poaching or other wildlife programs. We often incorporate cultural interactions where you have the opportunity to meet locals, learn of their lifestyle and hardships and see programs in action that have been created by the safari industry to assist with sustainable community development.
Your conservation-focused safari or philanthropic safari to Africa will be hugely rewarding, one of the most inspiring journeys you have ever experienced. You will meet legendary conservationists, participate in projects, witness outstanding initiatives in action and come home rewarded.
We take the challenge out of the planning, reduce the complexity, eliminate any vetting process and encourage follow up so you can stay in touch with those you helped in some way, great or small.
To be impactful, you don’t have to donate lots of cash or spend months at a time volunteering, although both of those are valid options if you are interested. The spectrum of what’s possible on a philanthropic safari is extremely broad. Here at Encompass Africa, we have discovered that there are multiple effective ways to assist, to serve humanity in the most positive ways possible. You can incorporate philanthropic activity into your itinerary easily – just ask us.