Community & Conservation
At Intrepid Expeditions, we are proud to support responsible eco-tourism in Africa as it directly impacts the countries’ GDP, creates employment, upskills staff from remote local communities, develops equitable partnerships with local communities, provides bursaries for further education, small business opportunities, conservation education, and basic needs programs such as pre-school options, feeding programs, access to health care, health education, etc).
We believe in responsible tourism that aims to make a positive impact on the communities we visit and the environments we cherish. We specifically select suppliers in Africa which are committed to community and conservation programs. Responsible tourism is ingrained in our ethos, ensuring that your journey with us contributes to the well-being of both people and wildlife.
We are passionate about fostering meaningful connections with the local communities we encounter. Our tours are designed to provide authentic interactions, supporting local businesses, artisans, and cultural initiatives. By choosing Intrepid Expeditions, you are actively contributing to community development projects, education, and sustainable livelihoods, empowering the communities you visit.
Preserving Africa's unique ecosystems and wildlife is at the core of our values. We partner with reputable conservation organizations and initiatives to actively participate in the protection and restoration of natural habitats. By choosing to work with Intrepid Expeditions, you become a steward of conservation efforts, helping to safeguard the incredible biodiversity that makes Africa so exceptional.
We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint. From eco-friendly accommodations to responsible tour operations, we prioritize sustainability in every aspect of our business. Our goal is to leave a positive legacy by implementing eco-conscious practices that contribute to the long-term health and vitality of the destinations we explore.
As advocates for awareness and understanding, we integrate educational components into our tours. Our knowledgeable guides share insights into the local ecosystems, cultural heritage, and conservation challenges, fostering a deeper appreciation for the environments we traverse.
Join us in making a difference
Choose Intrepid Expeditions for an enriching journey that not only unveils the wonders of Africa but also leaves a lasting positive impact on the communities and landscapes we are privileged to visit. Together, let's create a more sustainable and compassionate world through the magic of travel.
Want to Give Back?
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.
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.
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.
Organizations We Work With
There are dozens of reputable charities and conservation programs and foundations in Africa that work towards preserving the continent's rich biodiversity and supporting local communities. Here are some of that we collaborate with or contribute to through direct donations as well as the conservation & community fee supplements charged by the camps and lodges.