Ultimately conservation is about people. If you don’t have sustainable development around these [wildlife] parks, then people will have no interest in them, and the parks will not survive. — Nelson Mandela

African safaris simply wouldn’t be possible without local community leaders and passionate conservationists working to protect these wild and precious places.

While Next Adventure is focused on planning creative, custom safaris, we’re also committed to sustaining a positive impact. For 25 years, we’ve partnered with the most responsible ecotourism brands and operators in Africa.

In lieu of traveling, we encourage you to learn more about the projects our clients and partners support. If you’re moved by their work, send them a note, follow and share their progress, and make a small contribution if you can.

  Next Adventure will honor your contributions to the following organizations, made in the month of December 2020 and up to $500, with a matching credit toward travel arrangements between now and the end of 2022.

Conservation projects and community engagement programs that can benefit from your safari

Crowned Crane Flight Show - Ngorongoro Crater - Tanzania

Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association

Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association is using a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to reverse the declining trend of the endangered Grey […]

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Himba Woman in Remote Northern Namibia - Photo by Louise McGowan

Conservation Travel Foundation

The Conservation Travel Foundation was founded in 2006 by Tristan Cowley, later also a co-founder of Ultimate Safaris. From the […]

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Congo Peace School

The Congo Peace School provides an education to children unable to afford school fees, taking them off the streets, out […]

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Children in the Wilderness

Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organization supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris, which aims to facilitate sustainable conservation […]

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Desert Lion Conservation

Desert Lion Conservation, or the “Desert Lion Project”, as it is often referred to, is a small non-profit organisation dedicated […]

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Dian Fossey Fund

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to the conservation, protection and study of gorillas and their habitats in […]

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African Parks

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organization that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of […]

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African Pangolin Working Group

The African Pangolin Working Group (APWG) was established on 27 June 2011, following an inaugural meeting by a diverse group […]

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Zambezi Elephant Fund

The Zambezi Elephant Fund (ZEF) works collaboratively with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority, NGOs and the private sector to […]

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Amboseli Trust for Elephants

The Amboseli Trust for Elephants aims to ensure the long-term conservation and welfare of Africa’s elephants in the context of […]

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Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust

Working to protect the legendary ecosystems and astounding biodiversity of East Africa through conservation efforts that directly benefit wildlife, wilderness […]

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Mother Africa Trust

The Mother Africa Trust was born out of the belief that, through effective volunteer eco-tourism and legitimate community collaborations a […]

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Victoria Falls Elephant Sanctuary

Wild Horizons has been built over decades of family values to provide amazing experiences for visitors throughout Zimbabwe. Elephants became […]

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Painted Dog Conservation

Painted Dog Conservation’s (PDC) mission is to create an environment where painted dogs can thrive PDC put together a conservation […]

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Akashinga All-female Anti-poaching Unit

In 2017 the IAPF’s Akashinga program was born and the first all-female, armed anti-poaching unit in the world was recruited […]

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Zambian Carnivore Programme

The Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP) is a Zambian-registered non-profit organization dedicated to conserving large carnivores and the ecosystems they reside […]

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Asilia Positive Impact

By making bold, and often pioneering, investments into areas that are ecologically and economically vulnerable, Asilia aims to turn the […]

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Time + Tide Foundation: Home-based Education Programme

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the prevalence of disabilities in children aged 0 – 14 years is unknown, with published estimates ranging […]

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Lower Zambezi REDD+ Project

The Lower Zambezi REDD+ Project (VCS ID 1202) is Zambia’s first Verified Carbon Standard verified REDD+ project. Lower Zambezi National […]

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Project Luangwa

Project Luangwa is a charitable organization formed by a handful of Safari Operators of South Luangwa as a part of […]

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Conservation South Luangwa

Conservation South Luangwa was formed in 2003 by a handful of like-minded safari operators and concerned stakeholders whose vision was […]

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Conservation Lower Zambezi

Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) is a non-profit organization committed to the protection of wildlife and to the sustainable use of […]

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Charity Begins At Home

Charity Begins At Home supports education, wildlife, land conservation, infrastructure and health programs impacting South Luangwa, Zambia. It is the […]

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Rhino Recovery Fund

The Wildlife Conservation Network created the Rhino Recovery Fund (RRF) with the goal of protecting rhinos from wildlife crime and […]

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Pangolin Crisis Fund

The threat to pangolins is severe and there is no time to lose, that is why the Wildlife Conservation Network […]

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Lion Recovery Fund

Created by the Wildlife Conservation Network in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the Lion Recovery Fund funds game-changing conservation […]

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Elephant Crisis Fund

To battle this surge in ivory poaching, the Elephant Crisis Fund is identifying and supporting the most effective projects and […]

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Kyambura Gorge Eco-tourism Project

The Kyambura Gorge Eco-tourism Project has undertaken a series of activities since 2009 to safeguard the Kyambura Gorge ecosystem Today, […]

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Gahinga Batwa Village

With international attention on conservation of the endangered mountain gorillas, the Mgahinga part of the Virunga volcanoes in Uganda was […]

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Pack for a Purpose

Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken over 194,783 kgs (428,522 pounds) of supplies meeting essential needs in over 60 […]

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Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust

The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT), established in 2009, is a non-profit organisation that connects Volcanoes’ Rwanda and Uganda luxury […]

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Singita: Grumeti Fund Canine Unit

Protecting the western corridor of the Serengeti from the threat of illegal hunting is a critical part of the Grumeti […]

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Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy

A commitment to conservation and responsible tourism has been an integral part of the construction of the properties and daily […]

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Nomad Tanzania Trust

Nomad was founded on the belief that in order to make a meaningful contribution to the conservation of wildlife, the […]

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Chem Chem Association

The mission of the Chem Chem Association is founded on the deep love and respect for the tremendously delicate ecosystem […]

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Natural Selection Covid-19 Village Support

In Botswana and Namibia, 8.9% and 15.7% of the population respectively are employed by the tourism sector. One employed person […]

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Uthando Philanthropic Tours

Uthando (Love) South Africa is an award-winning Fair Trade in Tourism certified non-profit organization creating a unique link between tourism […]

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Tswalu Foundation

Tswalu is a labor of love for the Oppenheimer family, who took responsibility for this remarkable reserve in 1998 – […]

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Rhinos Without Borders

The inspiration for Rhinos Without Borders is a response to the dire situation that is facing rhinos in Africa. With […]

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Azizi Life

The impact of Azizi Life goes beyond income generation for one artisan to benefit their entire family and other families […]

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Niassa Lion

Niassa Lion’s vision has produced a unique protected area where lions and other carnivores can thrive with the full participation […]

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Gorongosa Coffee

In 2019, Our Gorongosa was established to support sustainable development in Gorongosa National Park. How? 100% of the profits from […]

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Grootbos Foundation

The Grootbos Foundation was set up in 2003 as a non-profit organisation that would work to conserve the critically endangered […]

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Africa Foundation

Africa Foundation was founded in 1992 to uplift, up-skill and empower people living in key rural communities close to conservation […]

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Imizi Children’s Center

Providing a home, hope and opportunities for Rwanda’s neediest children. The Imizi Children’s Center is the foundation of the Rwandan […]

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Kigali Genocide Memorial

The Kigali Genocide Memorial is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi. […]

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Cheetah Conservation Fund

Founded in Namibia in 1990, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. CCF’s mission […]

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AfriCat Foundation

AfriCat provides environmental education programmes for the youth of Namibia by guiding them towards a greater understanding of the natural […]

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Wildlife Works

Wildlife Works is the world’s leading REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) program development and management company with an […]

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The Pangolin Project

The Pangolin Project is a non-profit organization in its start up phase that was founded in January 2019. It works […]

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SORALO

SORALO is a community-based and community-driven land trust established in 2004 to unite 16 Maasai communities in the management and […]

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Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

As one of Africa’s oldest wildlife charities and a leading conservation organisation, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) embraces all measures […]

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Save The Elephants

Their mission is to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places […]

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Safe Water for School Initiative

Creating access to clean drinking water is one of the most powerful ways to improve the world. The Safe Water […]

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Reteti Elephant Sanctuary

The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is situated in the remote Mathews Range, among Kenya’s second largest elephant population. It takes in […]

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Northern Rangelands Trust

The Northern Rangelands Trust supports 39 community conservancies across northern and coastal Kenya. Together, we are changing the game; supporting […]

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Nai Nami Nairobi Tours

Because of poverty and lack of role models, many kids in Nairobi are forced to drop out of school and […]

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Lwala Community Alliance

Lwala catalyzes communities to tackle the multi-dimensional drivers of poor health Lwala believes communities hold the key to addressing their […]

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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, based at the foothills of Mount Kenya, works as a model and catalyst for the conservation […]

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Kibera Creative Arts

The founders of Kibera Creative Arts had two passions: Arts and Community. From the combination of both elements emerged the […]

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Il Ngwesi Conservancy

Neighboring Lewa, Borana and Lekurruki, Il Ngwesi covers 16,500 hectares and is home to the Il Lakipiak Maasai – ‘people […]

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Grevy's Zebra Trust

The Grevy’s zebra is one of Africa’s most endangered large mammals and is the rarest of Africa’s three different species […]

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Ewaso Lions

Ewaso Lions is dedicated to conserving lions and other large carnivores by promoting coexistence between people and wildlife. Ewaso Lions […]

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The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Giraffe Centre

The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) was set up in 1979 to protect the last remaining Rothschild’s giraffes in […]

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Gorilla Doctors

The Gorilla Doctors began as the realization of a dream of American gorilla researcher Dian Fossey. Fossey dedicated her life […]

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Rhino Conservation Botswana

Building on a strong foundation of science, partnerships and field capability, Rhino Conservation Botswana is dedicated to monitoring and protecting […]

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Natural Selection Elephant Express Project

Supporting human-wildlife coexistence by providing safe transportation for school children and clinic patients through an elephant corridor Endlessly fascinating to […]

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Great Plains Foundation

The story of Great Plains Foundation has its roots in the earliest days of conservation; when the idea of protecting […]

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cheetah - Singita

Cheetah Conservation Botswana

Cheetah Conservation Botswana aims to preserve the nation’s cheetah population through scientific research, community outreach and environmental education, working with […]

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Mekoro at Sunset - Botswana Migration Routes Safari

African Bush Camps Foundation

The African Bush Camps Foundation is a registered not-for-profit organization (registration no: MA121/2016) that began operating in 2006 with the […]

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Kazuri Beads

The Kazuri Story   Lady Susan Wood Kazuri Founder – Lady Susan Wood had humble beginnings. Born (1918) in a […]

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The people and wildlife in Africa’s wilderness areas are the economic engine that drives a virtuous cycle, supporting and servicing entire communities. We all have a responsibility to protect this fragile model for future generations. — Dave Bennett – Wilderness Safaris