Understanding Travelers Philanthropy

Conde Nast Traveler: Philanthropic Travelers
April 18, 2009, 7:09 pm
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Seeing a cheetah is great, but facing up to poverty can reshape the way you see the your world. 

The Globalization of Empathy
Suddenly, sundowner cocktails are interrupted as the tracker shouts “Get in the jeep-now!” Fifteen yards away, a cheetah has killed an impala -not an unusual scene in any number ofExquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel southern Africa (Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa) safari camps and lodges. So begins the southern Africa philanthropic travel experience planned by Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel. 

The Pioneer in Philanthropic Travel
Botswana’s Okavango Delta, where huge herds range across the terrain, and other responsible travel camps, which employs Bushmen as trackers.

But for Pam Donlin, a former banker who traveled there last year, the most memorable moment came in the Zambian bush at the Butterfly Tree Project.

The Butterfly Tree is a UK Registered Charity (501c3) nonprofit supported by Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel, who runs a school and health center near Victoria Falls, Zambia. 

Donlin, her husband, and her two kids met AIDS orphans and gave out clothes. “If part of travel can be helping others, and can create awareness in one’s self, it’s a great thing,” says Donlin, who donated a $2,500 (upon returning to the USA with guidance from Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel) water well and educational funds. 

The trip wound up at the Royal Livingstone Hotel, where monkeys scamper through the marble lobby. You can hear Victoria Falls and see the mist from the hotel. Says Donlin: “I thought, Do I ever have to leave?”

The Give: Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel donates $250 per traveler to a local nonprofit throughout Africa, Asia, India, Europe and the Americas.

The Get: The knowledge that you are helping children receive education and clean water.

Americans Helping Americans in 2009
Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel announces Americans helping Americans Philanthropic Travel (PROBONO): Leaving the Mines Behind Empowering Appalachia: May 31 to June 7, 2009 

Learn More:
The Advent of Philanthropic Travel by Mark Lovett Global Patriot
NPR: Talk of the Nation Slumdog Millionaire Thursday March 5, 2009 with comments by David Chamberlain
The Globalization of Empathy: Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel
Philanthropic Journeys: Money & Soul the Great Divide? 
Financial Times/FT.com: Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travelers
What Should a M/Billionaire Give -and What Should You?
Strategic Wealth Planning Best Practice: Philanthropic Travel
Friends of Ngong Road Schools: Philanthropic Travel Kenya
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John Legend: Philanthropic Traveler

“If you are coming to help me, you are wasting your time but if you are coming because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” -Indigenous Saying 

Philanthropic Travel: Enlightened Experiences 

The Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel experience integrates indigenous local culture into every personalized experience we recommend. These personal introductions create authentic cross cultural friendships that generate trust, respect, and generous donations funding philanthropic travel projects worldwide.


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