Don’t just pick any safari experience. Make your travel do a little good in the world by choosing a safari experience that benefits the local economy and community. The 11-day Zimbabwe Water for Hwange Conservation Safari by Wildland Adventures is a good choice.
“Wildland travelers on this safari make an enormous difference and are agents for positive change in Africa. With water comes life, there’s a better quality of life for villagers and an exponential increase in the numbers of elephants and other wildlife that people travel so far to see,” said Kurt Kutay, CEO and president, Wildland Adventures.
Guests on the safari visit the solar-hybrid water pumps in and around Hwange National Park, which Wildland Adventures and their supporters fund. Guests see the pumps in action, as well as the elephants that congregate around the pumps, and then meet the park rangers and the community members who benefit from the increased tourism — and increased tourist dollars — that result from the attracted elephants.
In addition to the thousands of elephants and Cape buffalo that benefit from the water pumps, residents do likewise as diesel and hand pumps are replaced. Nearby villagers no longer need to spend sometimes hours pumping water by hand or walking a long distance to carry the water home. Wildland Adventures’ efforts thus far impacted more than 350 households and nearly 4,000 livestock.
A 2021 departure of The Water for Hwange Conservation Safari is planned for July 4–21.
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