By Jessica Montevago – Travel Market Report
Exodus Travels announced a new partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF.)
This portfolio of luxury adventures offers travelers the chance to go behind the scenes of regular safaris and learn from wildlife experts about gorilla conservation in Uganda, conserving elephants and their habitat in Zimbabwe, and protecting a fragile population of wolves in the historic highlands of Ethiopia. Guests will also experience access to AWF projects across the continent.
“During these times, supporting like-minded organizations such as the African Wildlife Foundation is more important than ever before,” says Robin Brooks, Marketing Director for Exodus Travels. “We are honored to join forces with such an incredible group of people and their efforts through this partnership, and as with all Exodus adventures across the globe are dedicated to ensuring tourism dollars are used responsibly to support regenerative and sustainable initiatives and organizations that benefit destinations and the communities within.”
Each itinerary will be led by one of AWF’s knowledgeable conservationists, Carter Smith, and Craig Sholley. Carter worked with Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton at Save the Elephants, spent years rehabilitating birds of prey in the bush, and owned her own safari company; while Craig studied mountain gorillas with Dian Fossey at Rwanda’s celebrated Karisoke Research Centre, was a scientific advisor for the award-winning IMAX film, Mountain Gorilla and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of AWF.
Safaris will begin departing as of September 2021 with bookable trips that run in both 2021 and 2022.