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Time + Tide: the makings of a family-focused conservation journey

Tuesday, 10th July, 2018


I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Elizabeth Sadowski, Director of the Time + Tide Foundation to discuss our latest Conservation Journey ideas. It was wonderful to be reminded of how Time + Tide has evolved. Once founder Norman Carr’s vision of conservation through tourism using rustic bush camps, it is now a…

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Holding back the years: the Financial Times goes to the Omo

Saturday, 7th July, 2018


I’m always fascinated by the effect a visit to the Omo has on the traveller, and never more than by David Pilling’s piece Holding back the years for the Financial Times, which is excellent for the way he manages to balance a difficult big picture with the joyousness of the details of his own experience….

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The conservancy, the charity and the very beautiful house in Chichester

Tuesday, 26th June, 2018

With just two days to go before Enonkishu Conservancy’s Out of Africa fundraiser which Wild Philanthropy is supporting, I thought I’d (re)connect a few dots with regards to the eco-system, the partnership, Goodwood, and what’s on offer on the day. Briefly, Enonkishu is situated in the northern Mara, Kenya. It is home to the Masaai,…

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Singita, Mark Witney and plans for a Wild Philanthropy-Singita conservation journey

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Singita for a number of years now, and one of the wonderful things about it has been the chance to have worked for so long with Mark Witney, a kindred spirit, and with whom I recently had the opportunity to catch up with regards to planning a joint…

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Ethiopia lifts State of Emergency two months early

Thursday, 7th June, 2018


A quick update on the welcome lifting of Ethiopia’s state of emergency on Tuesday, which comes two months earlier than predicted, and which shows fair evidence of the newly elected prime minister Dr Abiy Ahmed’s intention to begin ‘to make up for all the wrongs done in the past.’ Abiy Ahmed took power in April…

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Carbon Tanzania: one way to offset your carbon footprint effectively

Tuesday, 5th June, 2018


You may have heard the phrase ‘carbon credits’ being flung about. You will also know that we as humans are responsible for increasing the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon credits are a way that CO2 emissions can be offset. Our forests act a natural sink for CO2. The process of photosynthesis, in which…

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We Are Africa: Paul Herbertson on telling tourism’s best kept secret

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018

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Just a quick report on this year’s We Are Africa, attended by Angela Sacha and myself. Held in Cape Town, We Are Africa styles itself as much more than a travel tradeshow, its mission is to help shine a much brighter and cleverer light on Africa as home to myriad and diverse travel experiences, to…

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Out of Africa: Wild Philanthropy to host its first fundraiser at Goodwood Estate

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018


We’re delighted to announce that Wild Philanthropy’s Out of Africa fundraiser takes place on 28th June, and just as delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Richmond & Gordon have invited us to hold it at their home at Goodwood House, in Chichester, West Sussex. The event is significant for a number of reasons, not least…

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We’re in it for the long run

Tuesday, 10th April, 2018


You know that well-versed saying, ‘enjoy the journey’? Well, here at Wild Philanthropy we really do abide by that philosophy. Our Conservation Journeys are intended to be part of a much bigger journey, a life-long commitment to conservation. And like every good road trip, we recognise the benefits that come from sharing the driving with…

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Il Ngwesi: Rick Bass gives us a snapshot of survival at its best

Tuesday, 27th March, 2018

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I don’t like to begin a story with a backstory and the past tense can be a bit less engaging than the gripping present tense. I don’t like to begin a story either with that tired old writer’s shortcut of staring at a photograph and describing the picture, using the cheesy symbolism of it to do what should…

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