Wilderness Safaris Wins 2013 Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Award for Wildlife Conservation
“As we celebrate our 30thyear as Africa’s leading ecotourism and Conservation Company, we are extremely proud to receive this remarkable achievement and endorsement from Condé Nast Traveler. We hope that, together, we can continue to inspire globally caring travellers to explore Africa’s remote wilderness areas and its wildlife, enabling us to continue to increase our positive footprint to other areas of the continent”, said CEO Keith Vincent.
The annual World Savers Awards are among the most coveted in the travel industry and it is an honour to be listed amongst other visionary companies, such as the Taj Group, Lindblad Expeditions and Marriott, who are setting the standard for affecting positive change in the world.
The Group’s reputation and operating experience has enabled Wilderness Safaris to successfully provide funding or in kind support to more than 50 significant conservation projects each year.http://www.wilderness-safaris.com/the4cs/conservation (see related projects)
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 programme, and thereafter participate in regular Eco Clubs in their communities that help change perceptions about wildlife, tourism and conservation.
Published online today, the Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards will be featured in the September issue of the magazine. Click here to link directly to Wilderness Safaris’ Wildlife Conservation Award and here to read more about the Okavango Delta, Botswana – winner of the Sustainable Destination Category (developing country) in which Wilderness Safaris is also mentioned.