Rhino Africa doing good
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Travel Africa for good

An African safari is a bucket list item for many. No doubt. The problem being: will there still be safaris to go on in years to come? Amazing African animals to see? With endangered species on the rise, and desperately decreasing numbers of some of the most magical beasts known to man, if African safaris are still to be an option in the future, the way we travel must change today. Fortunately, many companies, like Rhino Africa, know this, and are tailoring their travel opportunities accordingly. Rhino Africa, along with a thankfully ever-increasing number of African travel providers, is guided by a pure love for the glorious continent that is Africa. Along with the trip of a lifetime, travel with companies like these means your bucket list trip is actually doing more than fulfilling your own dreams: it’s playing a role in the betterment Africa’s people, preservation of its wildlife, and conservation of its landscapes. Here’s how your bucket list trip with Rhino Africa is helping preserve the magic of Africa for generations to come. The Wildlife ACT In 2012, Rhino Africa formed a strategic partnership with The Wildlife ACT. This team of conservationists is completely dedicated to bringing endangered and threatened wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Rhino Africa is passionate about helping them, offering funding – generated by your travel dollars – and support in any way possible. The Wildlife ACT, Rhino Africa Save the Rhino Trust It’s true what they say: unicorns do exist… they’re called rhinoceros! Like fairytale unicorns though, they too will become creatures of myth and make believe if we don’t continue to do everything in our power to save the rhino. Rhino Africa continues to partner with Namibia’s Save the Rhino Trust to help protect the endangered desert-adapted black rhino population in Damaraland, Namibia. Travel with them and you too can become protector and rhino-hero. Rhino Africa doing good Khumbulani Day Care Centre Khumbulani Day Care Centre is a haven for 300 HIV Aids-infected and -affected children; developed from humble beginnings by Gloria Bebeza, and with the support of Rhino Africa, it provides an incredible sense of community to help combat this dreadful disease. Challenge4aCause By travelling with a cause with socially responsible companies, you’re supporting conservation and community based support efforts like Rhino Africa’s Challenge4ACause. This annual cycling event raises money to support the conservation of Africa’s endangered animal and plant species and finances projects that uplift poor communities. No bike-riding required to be a part of positive change! (Although wouldn’t it be fun?) Challenge4ACause Good Work Foundation For long term conservation efforts to continue, we need to inspire next generations leaders. The key to this? Community upliftment and education. Programs like Rhino Africa’s Good Work Foundation aim to do just this – but they need our help to do it. Travel with Rhino Africa, fulfil every African dream you’ve ever had, and support future conservationists and innovators in their African dreams, where the land not only survives but thrives. Good Work Foundation, Rhino Africa Doing good and leaving a legacy in Africa By travelling with a company committed to conservation, you are supporting their efforts to keep the African safari experience on bucket lists of future generations. More than this, you can be a part of saving endangered species, uplifting local communities, enriching lives, funding conservation projects, and keeping the African dream alive. Rhino Africa doing good and leaving a legacy in Africa Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rhino Africa.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Yes, travel broadens the mind but too often luxury travel, particularly tip end safaris draw a veil or filter between the traveller and the reality of the places visited. Hands-on travel where you are getting involved with local Powell’s, projects and wildlife is far more likely to truly broaden the mind.

  2. Paul – you are showing great journalist potential in this piece, especially on the Save the Rhino Trust story. Many a tabloid writer would be proud of the rhino-hero line, many of them would have used that as their eye-catching headline. Love the idea too that rhinos are the real unicorns. I’d also love to cuddle a rhino like in the picture.

  3. The Challenge4ACause is a really cool concept. Many years ago, I started looking at opportunities for teaching English abroad. And I found a lot of volunteer activities during that process of researching how to fund my travels. I think there’s a lot of potential for growth when volunteering abroad. And you get a chance to see the world from a different perspective, rather than your own. Just checking out the Rhino Africa website. It’s really great, too.

  4. Man made destruction is certainly a worrying thought. Hunting, endangered special, climate change, they all seem to be affecting our planet at a gradual but undeniable rate. It’s things like hunting and poaching that I find particularly hard to stomach. There’s just no need, no need at all, other than people lining their pockets. It’s beyond cruel. Conversation efforts are vital and it’s good to know there are so many kind hearts in Africa making it happen. To think the way we travel can help with that is amazing. Such beautiful creatures. The wildlife, the plants, the seas, they’re all things we probably have taken for granted for far too many years. There’s a lot of variety as to how money is being raised and how it’s being used to make a difference. Thanks for bringing awareness to these fab initiatives!

  5. Many of us travellers forget how privileged we are to have the time and money to be able to travel and see the world. There was an amazing story on the television news about a mother who got so fed up with her children saying that they didn’t get enough “treats”, like going to Disneyland, that she decided to put everything into perspective. Instead of Disneyland or Universal Studios, she took her children to a poor Ugandan village to show her children that in comparison with the impoverished children there that really they had a very spoilt existence. Doing some of these experiences offered by Rhino Africa might help some of us understand what a fortunate life we lead.

  6. I am totally for what Rhino Africa are doing, I think their aims deserve a lot of praise. What worries me though is that I had never heard of them until I read this post and I use travel media a lot. It is such a pity that they are flying so low under the radar. There are some great pictures and stories here. It’s a very competitive world out there and they ought to be doing a bit more marketing to raise their profile. I can see their approach appealing to a lot of travellers to Africa.

  7. It’s good to put some perspective into traveling to places like African safaris. A lot of times we tend to forget the dangers we pose to the environment whenever we travel. We end up enjoying our comforts and luxuries and forget about the impact we leave. If there’s anything this pandemic has taught me personally, is that I’ve been taking advantage of nature without realizing it. And though I am conscious to a great extent of where I put my trash (recyclables, paper, food, etc.) I still waste a lot of toilet paper and water, and use plastic containers for my toiletries. Joining and contributing to good causes is a good way to help the Earth thrive longer.

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