Duba Plains Camp, Botswana
To support its projects in habitats throughout Kenya and Botswana, Great Plains Conservation runs low-impact tourism trips in beautifully designed lodges. Duba Plains Camp, which opened this year in the watery wilderness of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, is the latest and includes the prospect of seeing swimming lions.
Endangered Species Flying Safari, Kenya
Fly across Kenya on a Scenic Air Safaris plane, stopping off at iconic lodges and discovering the country’s efforts to preserve endangered species. Key conservationists will be on hand, including Saba Douglas-Hamilton of Save the Elephants. And it’s no ordinary plane, with fully rotating seats and panoramic windows.
Bisate Lodge, Rwanda
Wilderness Safaris offers access to 50 luxury camps across eight countries in Africa, and all are respectful of the local environment. Opened in 2017 tucked in to a volcanic crater, Rwanda’s Bisate Lodge makes a perfect base for tracking endangered mountain gorillas, as well as being a pioneering conservation project.
Campi Ya Kanzi, Kenya
Sitting at the foot of the Chyulu Hills nestled within 283,000 acres of private wilderness, this camp keeps its eco-footprint low by using 100% solar power, rain water, and charcoal made from coffee husks. Campi Ya Kanzi employs local people (90% of the staff, including the guides and trackers, are from the Maasai community) and the local wildlife (lions, elephants, zebras etc) can be observed roaming freely in their natural habitat.
Rhino Conservation Safari, South Africa
This four-day ethical safari gives visitors the chance to touch a rhino without complicity promoting animal abuse. Part of the Rhino Conservation Safari involves working with experience rangers to track, dart and microchip rhinos to help protect the endangered species from large-scale poaching. Kwandwe’s 54,000 acres of private land is also used to reintroduce vulnerable animals, like rhinos and cheetahs, back to the Great Fish River Valley region.