Conservation Journeys is Wild Philanthropy’s in-house travel desk. It designs, costs and manages exclusive special access opportunities for conservation-focused travel to Africa.
Wild Philanthropy opens up the frontiers of travel and conservation for our Friends in a way that few others, if any, can provide. Powered by Journeys by Design, these extraordinary trips are designed to give travellers an in-depth view of some of our current projects and enable them to see the conservation and community projects we support. Special guests will join us along the way to give you expert insight into ecosystems, local communities, wildlife and conservation.
Our long term relationships with conservation initiatives allows us to include a range of special access adventures that are not available on the open market. Our conservation journeys take many different forms. For example:
- For those interested in the origins of man’s capacity for imagining, a trip in search of undiscovered rock art in the Ennedi Desert of northern Chad is hosted by Trust for African Rock Art’s David Coulson, and includes time with the African Parks team in Zakouma National Park.
- The anthropologist Will Hurd hosts walking safaris in Ethiopia’s Mursi Mountains, where travellers explore community conservation opportunities with the Ethiopian Investment Bureau, and go in search of the last giraffe on Tama Plains Reserve.
- For those especially interested in primate conservation, journeying into Central Africa’s Dzangha-Sangha and Nouabale-Ndoki National Parks with hosts the Congo Conservation Company represents rare access to work done with and for the western lowland gorilla.
Wild Philanthropy’s Conservation journeys team is in the best position to organise your trip, one which can include the opportunity to engage around the camp fire with Wild Philanthropy’s on-the-ground partners, the Core Ecosystem Project and the many camps and lodges on our travel portfolio.
To unlock access to these Conservation Journeys please see Becoming a Friend of Wild Philanthropy.