Wilderness Safaris Wins Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Award
Here at Boundless Journeys, we choose work with partner safari companies whose efforts we feel will directly benefit communities, and add significant value to conserving African wilderness areas, as well as providing incredible journeys for our guests.
We are therefore really proud of the award from Conde Nast recognizing the conservation efforts of our Southern Africa partner, Wilderness Safaris. Wilderness Safaris has announced that it has won the prestigious 2013 Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Award for Wildlife Conservation.
Wilderness Safaris’ ongoing commitment to its 4Cs philosophy (Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture) reflects one of Condé Nast Traveler’s core beliefs: the power of travel to do good. The annual World Savers Awards are among the most coveted in the travel industry and it is an honor to be listed amongst other visionary companies, who are setting the standard for affecting positive change in the world.
Wilderness Safaris reputation and operating experience has enabled it to successfully tender for prime leases in key wildlife areas, offering guests an unrivalled suite of camps and concessions in Africa, and, in turn, contributing materially to their ongoing conservation. The extent of the organization now means that it traverses over more than 3 million hectares of prime wildlife and wilderness and provides funding or in kind support to more than 50 significant conservation projects each year.
The company has also partnered with 19 different rural communities, impacting positively on some 25 to 30,000 community members as a result of employment and the associated multiplier effect. In addition, about 500 rural children are hosted in its safari camps each year as part of the Children in the Wilderness program, and thereafter participate in regular Eco Clubs in their communities that help change perceptions about wildlife, tourism and conservation.