Our mission is to provide a personalized travel experience for each client while supporting the environment and communities we visit.
Supporting locally owned and operated accommodations and businesses
As part of our commitment to giving back to the communities we visit, we strive to develop partnerships with locally-owned accommodations and businesses. This allows you to experience the area in an authentic way and provides a positive economic impact to the people who live in the community.
Authentic and culturally connected experiences with native and experienced partners
Intrepid Expeditions works to identify and develop connections with native and experienced partners. These partners offer unique insights and opportunities for meaningful engagement with the communities you visit, resulting in a truly immersive and enriching travel experience.
Conservation of land and animals
The stunning range of wildlife and wilderness are a large part of what makes Africa such a special place to visit. To ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to explore and experience its wonder, we are committed to assisting in conservation efforts across the continent.
Support efforts for social justice, education, food, water and medical
Intrepid Expeditions offers support for social justice, education, food, water, and medical efforts through donations, volunteer work, and advocacy to help improve quality of life, assist in emergency situations, and encourage sustainable development.
Supporting non-profit organizations and charities
Non-profit organizations and charities provide both financial and boots on the ground advocacy and work contribute to creating positive change. Intrepid Expeditions supports organizations and charities across the continent that provide a variety of services.
Charities & Programs We Support
The following are some of the charities and programs Intrepid Expeditions has supported through donation or kind or which we have encouraged guests to do the same.
Great Plains Foundation
The Great Plains Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to conserve and expand natural habitats in Africa through innovative conservation initiatives with a long-term commitment to the environment, wildlife, and local communities. We are currently supporting their Project Rewild Zambezi initiative, which seeks to relocate animals from overpopulated areas to help repopulate and restore the ecosystem.
African Bush Camps Foundation
The African Bush Camps Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering rural communities and helping to develop systems that promote economic sustainability while ensuring that natural resources are protected and cared for.
Children In The Wilderness
Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organization that facilitates sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa.
Empowers Africa is a U.S. charity that supports programs through grants in the areas of human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in sub-Saharan Africa.
Land & Life Foundation
The Land & Life Foundation is committed to ensuring that communities living in the vicinity of wildlife areas benefit from tourism. Land & Life works towards a sustainable future where communities and wildlife thrive together across conservation areas.
Want to Give Back?
Make a difference while on Your Trip
If your party is interested, we can arrange volunteer opportunities on the ground as part of your trip itinerary. It can be incredibly rewarding to work in-person with the people who seek to make a positive impact on their communities. Please note, that program participation may not always be appropriate due to access, cultural sensitivity, and security issues around conservation efforts. It’s important to work closely with our team to ensure that volunteer opportunities will not disrupt ongoing programs or cause additional costs for local organizations as well.
Support initiatives that matter to you
As part of the African travel experience, Intrepid Expeditions offers clients the opportunity to get involved and support organizations that align with their values and interests. Whether it's supporting education initiatives, providing clean water to communities, or promoting sustainable agriculture, we believe that travel can be an opportunity to make a positive impact. We partner with trusted local organizations and make it easy for our clients to contribute to the causes they care about.
Give back simply by visiting Africa
Eco-tourism is designed to be sustainable and support conservation efforts as well as local economies. When eco-tourism thrives, it celebrates and justifies wilderness as a land use, while providing livelihoods for local community members. Just by traveling with Intrepid Expeditions, you are helping to support a model of sustainable tourism that has a positive impact on local communities and the environment.