Five Philanthropic Vacations That Focus On The Environment
In the spirit of philanthropy, these top picks provide transformative travel experiences that focus on the environment.
Think you’ve done just about everything? How about rhino notching? Help protect against the devastating rise in illegal rhino poaching in South Africa by visiting andBeyond’s Phinda and Ngala’s Private Game Reserves. Partake in rhino preservation through the darting and notching experience before relocating to the safe haven of Botswana; andbeyond.com.
On a local note, the Boca Raton Resort & Club hosts many charitable events throughout the year. This comes as no surprise, considering President John Tolbert’s personal philosophy for providing a community footprint he feels is crucial to the future of Boca Raton. He sets the example by serving on more than five boards. His favorite? Participating in the Resort’s donation of more than 1,000 meals during Thanksgiving for Helping Hands of Boca; bocaresort.com.
Abercrombie & Kent’s Tanzania Safari in Style or the private Tailor Made Tanzania Safari lets you join one of many philanthropic endeavors. Due to a lack of children’s special needs services within Tanzania where no educational possibilities existed previously, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy built IIboru Primary School (near Arusha), serving children with special needs. Meet students and teachers, and learn about the challenges of delivering special education to children; akphilanthropy.org.
Protecting the Sea
For those of you who love the ocean, coral conservation is likely a passion. News of damaged reefs and bleached corals throughout the world has not gone unnoticed at Baros Maldives. Luckily, this resort on the award-winning island of 75 secluded villas is taking a proactive approach. Guests are invited to assist in the Baros Maldives’ Reef Rehabilitation Program, a coral propagation process for reattaching broken coral fragments and creating artificial reef structures; baros.com.
Protecting the Sea
Sustainability is a key concern for French-style, luxury cruise line Ponant. With two new ships launching in June of next year, the fleet is dedicated to reducing smoke, air and water emissions. Ponant is well known for its sophistication and intimate smaller ships, along with the exceptional itineraries and five-star environments, French crews, attentive services and gastronomy; ponant.com.
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