The world ground to a halt in 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic. New normals were established and one of the hardest hit industries was the tourism industry. Without revenue from tourist dollars, there was no money to pay the rangers, to continue with anti-poaching activities, or for the upkeep of national parks, reserves and conservancies in Kenya.
It also brought home the message of responsible tourism. Responsible tourism is all about how YOU can make a difference.
Here are some of the ways you can travel more responsibly:
- Support local economies and local communities
- Stay more, travel less
- Get off the beaten track
- Become a temporary local, not a tourist
- Don’t purchase endangered species produce
- Avoid taking ‘natural souvenirs’
- Avoid using plastics
- Don’t litter
At Wild Destinations, we have come up with safari programmes allowing you to enjoy your stay in Kenya and leave with beautiful memories, while at the same time making a difference to this beautiful planet we call home. These experiences can be broken down into the following:
- Encountering endangered species
- Fostering of elephant orphans
- Helping out in conservation activities
- Helping to reforest the country
- Meeting with female rangers – a story of women empowerment
- Supporting local communities
Not sure how this applies to you? Or how you can apply this to your safari?
Select your preferred option from the 6 choices above and then engage with us, to come up with your perfect responsible travel programme. We would love to hear your questions and/or concerns about how YOU can get involved.