In June 2018, Natural World Safaris were proud to be selected as one of only a select few industry travel partners who would form African Parks’ new Conservation Travel Initiative. Formed in 2000, African Parks have taken on the rehabilitation and long-term management of 15 national parks and protected areas throughout the continent, including Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo and Zakouma National Park in Chad Together we are committed to advancing African Parks’ conservation work and engaging travellers in the NGO’s public-private-partnership model.
By organising special expeditions to key emerging destinations in their conservation portfolio – such as Zakouma and Odzala-Kokoua – we aim to highlight the contemporary conservation work of African Parks and attract individuals with a strong interest in funding conservation of African wildlife and communities. Will Bolsover, Natural World Safaris’ founder and managing director, has said that the “philanthropic ecotourism” we will endeavour to provide alongside African Parks will proffer “transformational, educational experiences and also safeguard the prosperity of natural wildlife”.
For more information on this partnership, click here to read our blog on the subject.