Understanding Travelers Philanthropy


In our highly connected world, travel can happen from any number of means, catering to just about any human desire out there. So why should you bother with Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel?

For many reasons, the top of which being that when you travel with them, $250 goes directly to organizations and communities where you visited. No opaque claims of a percentage of proceeds or other such vagueness. You get emailed a copy of the Wells Fargo bank transfer, showing exactly who it went to.

Real, meaningful interactions, rather then pre packaged tourist shows.

Not something your run of the mill backpacker “eco adventure” travel agency would do. But then, Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel’s main focus as a business is to raise funds for high impact non profits around the world, through the vehicle of memorable, powerful travel experiences, spending learning time with local people in the regions you visit. It’s geared towards those of a higher income bracket that want to make a difference, and have the means to do so.

And taking a look around their blog, it’s clear they have some big causes in mind. For instance, coal has been big on the radar this past year, particularly all the talk of “clean coal.” You may have heard about the egregious practice of mountaintop removal in order to get this cheap and dirty substance. You may have wondered what you could do.

Together with the Make it REAL Foundation, they sponsored a trip in May 2009 to raise scholarship money for students of the Appalachian Media Institute and local environmental anti-coal orgs who are doing something about it, and they flew low level right over many of the mined mountains.

Often what happens after these trips is the people are so moved by what they’ve seen and experienced, they find additional ways to continue making a difference in the regions they’ve visited, some even starting their own foundations and NGOs to achieve this aim.

David Chamberlain puts it well when he says,

“By educating philanthropic travelers on the critical humanitarian and environmental challenges and solutions facing fellow human beings who are struggling for their very survival, we are facilitating deep personal transformation that in turn creates funding action clean energy, children’s education, basic medical services and safe drinking water.”

In a world where continuing the status quo with where we get our energy just doesn’t cut it anymore, Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel seeks out organizations like Black Rock Solar, where every $1 donated, it results in $15 worth of value. Really? How? They specifically install solar on schools, medical clinics, and other places that would otherwise not be able to afford it themselves. The resulting energy savings frees up more funds for their more mission focused activities. So the next time you want to combine your values with a vacation, consider Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel.

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