CONSERVATION & SUSTAINABILITY
Safari and eco-tourism have seen a broad shift towards low-impact development, environmentally-friendly and conscious safari travel. At Escape Safari Co. we feel it is our responsibility to uphold this notion and only travel to lodges where the ecological footprint is kept to a bare minimum. This means that we strive to interact ethically with local communities in order to have a positive impact on local economies and wildlife.
Escape Safari Co. will continue to maintain a high ethical stance and support conservation efforts and community initiatives. We are committed to ensuring that our guests enjoy the most wonderful safari experiences, with complete belief that they are also contributing to wildlife preservation and building communities. We are selling more than just a holiday, we’re selling a lifestyle choice built on the values we stand by.
African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. They currently manage 22 national parks and protected areas in 12 countries covering over 20 million hectares in: Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The organisation was founded in 2000 in response to the dramatic decline of protected areas due to poor management and lack of funding. African Parks utilises a clear business approach to conserving Africa’s wildlife and remaining wild areas, securing vast landscapes and carrying out the necessary activities needed to protect the parks and their wildlife. African Parks maintains a strong focus on economic development and poverty alleviation of surrounding communities to ensure that each park is ecologically, socially, and financially sustainable in the long-term.
Their main goal is to manage 30 parks by 2030, the geographic spread of protected areas and representation of different ecoregions makes this the largest and most ecologically diverse portfolio of parks under management by any one NGO on the continent.