THE ISSUE

Climate change is arguably the most important issue facing our planet today. Scientists overwhelmingly agree that global temperatures will continue to rise over the coming decades. Of course, the earth does go through its own natural cycles, but scientists also agree that the current rise in global temperatures is contributed largely to greenhouse gases produced by human activity. Climate change will affect precipitation patterns, result in more droughts and heat waves, stronger hurricanes, and rising sea levels. It will have lasting impacts on the flora and fauna of our planet.

THE SOLUTION

Beyond being aware of how you live at home, you can also choose wisely when it comes to your vacation plans. If you’ve not yet experienced them yourself, you will be amazed at the ingenuity and comfort of modern eco-conscious camps. From solar panels to advanced water filtration systems, the elimination of single-use plastics, recycled materials and more, there are numerous ways in which our favorite camps are minimizing their footprint. Many are designed in such a way that if they were to be disassembled, you would have a hard time knowing they were ever even there.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

You can donate to this cause directly with either a one-time or monthly donation:

reusable water bottles on safari eliminate plastics

Here are a few examples of ways you can show your support for going green:

  • Using refillable water bottles helps to eliminate single-use plastics
  • Supporting camps run on solar helps to eliminate your carbon footprint

WHO WE SUPPORT

Wilderness Safaris

WILDERNESS SAFARIS

This impressive portfolio of camps has been awarded the highest grade of ecotourism certification available through the Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) and are known for setting the bar when it comes to eco-conscious travel. The grading criteria takes a full-circle approach to eco-conscious operations, from involvement with local communities to conserving the surrounding natural environment.

Asilia - Olakira - Lounge Area

ASILIA AFRICA

Asilia’s eco-friendly camp collection utilizes solar power throughout their portfolio, recycles water wherever possible, offsets their emissions and keeps their permanent structures to a minimum. They also operate Migration camps that move up to three times a year following the great wildebeest migration, which gives the environment time to heal back to its original state before they return again. Their camps in Kenya and Tanzania have received the highest level of sustainability and eco-tourism ratings available.