Since the early 90s, Guided Safaris® have supported Big Cat conservation that links to an immense variety of wildlife management and research projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, addressing the ecology of existing Lion, Leopard and Cheetah populations and sourcing solutions with our partners to help save these endangered species. Learn more »
To protect one of the most unique and majestic species remianing on earth, the Black Rhino conservation program is dependant on the international community concerned about widlife welfare. Portions of the funding from the luxury safari lodges and camps you visit with us on safari is helping support these projects. Learn more »
The foundation stone of the Guided Safaris® ethos and operation is the safeguarding of these incredibly remote and wildlife-rich regions. Change is an integral part of ecosystems, and man’s impact is just one of the factors. It’s impossible to imagine these wild lands without our Elephants; even something as simple as their movement plays a significant role in maintaining these areas as grasslands. Learn more »
Mountain gorillas are the best known of all the Great apes yet less than 900 individuals exist today, isolated in the last frontiers of the Virunga Massif and Bwindi Forest. Here, we safeguard Africa’s last remaining family groups overseen by massive Silverback males, roaming in thick bamboo forests. Learn more »
Perhaps the reason we're drawn to Africa is that this was the earliest home of our ancestors. Two-million years ago, early humans had a deep understanding and reverence for nature because of its survival value; we had to understand life; learn all its rhythms and to observe keenly. Today, despite how disconnected or far removed from that nature our lives may be, when we look at the open savannah, our winding rivers and game-filled grasslands, we reach into a primeval need to protect it and to know more about it. Thank you for your interest and for being here to learn more about our wilderness, we couldn’t do without your enthusiasm for Africa.
Responsible travel to these regions supports the continued existence of the world’s ‘carbon sinks’ (essential absorption points that decrease carbon dioxide in the atmosphere through natural photosynthetic processes) thereby protecting the land from deforestation and its precious wildlife from loss of habitat and resultant poaching.
Through monitored energy-use and set targets, our eco-camps and game drives strive to ensure a low carbon-emission through the use of clean energy and alternative sources that are renewable and environmentally-friendly whenever possible. Majority of our luxury safari camps are now entirely run on state of the art Solar-powered energy creating a sustainable and entirely green operation.
In managing the care of the land, we begin with the support and care of our local communities who provide the framework and hands to carry out these personalized operations. Aside from the building of hospitals for treatments and regular check-ups, all staff at camps and immediate surrounding villages have access to clinics that provide education, testing and medicinal counsel. In addition to working with both law-enforcement patrols and privately funded Anti-Poaching units, these projects offer hope to work closely with rural communities in areas of crucial biodiversity that, in some cases, have a great dependence on the local wildlife and therefore are ‘accidental poachers’. By increasing awareness on the fundamentals of their natural heritage, sustainable wildlife utilization and the negative repercussions on community livelihood through such illegal activity, strategies are outlined to assist in providing profitable solutions to benefit from conservation, as well as provide conservation. Through these initiatives, a sanitary and safe environment has been supported with the implementation of nutritional and hygiene programs. Overall upliftment of the communities through creation of jobs with recruiting and training of teachers, along with volunteering healthcare and supply of lifesaving medicines. Environmental Stewardship Clubs have been established to encourage responsibility and mentor learning with a conservation focus as well as leadership programs to actualize skills and help broaden future horizons. In addition to in-depth learning curriculums, some group ranches have supported the creation of trust funds for students at graduate & post graduate levels in the wilderness field.