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Measurable Impact Through

Sustainable Tourism

YOUR JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME STARTS HERE

To date, Fair Trade Safaris’ contributions combined with our guests’ matching donations have generated over $1 million raised for our Conservation and Philanthropy partners.

And, you can be a part of it. Share your passion and talents with a cherished cause.

Get involved.

Sample local cuisine. Participate in a traditional tribal ceremony, complete with music and dance. Form an indelible connection with local tribes and ethnic people of Africa. Find joy. All it takes is a few hours, or perhaps a full day, but the impact is profound and long-lasting.

Wildlife Conservation

It is no secret that the wildlife in Africa is under tremendous pressure; many species are alarmingly at the brink of extinction. So, Fair Trade Safaris collaborates with several conservation / anti-poaching organizations including WildAid, Global Wildlife Conservation, PAMS Foundation, KopeLion, and other similar groups in order to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking and to promote conservation and protection efforts.

Philanthropic Impact

On the Community Development front, we partner with a whole range of organizations – including large established groups such as SOS Children’s Village, Rotary International, and Goodwill of Central Texas, as well as smaller (but extremely impactful) initiatives such as Uthando (South Africa), Baphumelele Children’s Home (Cape Town, South Africa), Ibuka Dance Foundation (Arusha, Tanzania), E3 Alliance (Austin, Texas), Interfaith Action of Central Texas (Central Texas), The Paramount Theater (Austin, Texas), Andy Roddick Foundation (Texas), and others. Simply by visiting Africa with Fair Trade Safaris, you – i.e. our guests – can and will make a TREMENDOUS contribution to conserving our wildlife and to improve our communities in Africa and in the U.S.

It is truly a win-win proposition. You go on a unique African safari adventure. You experience some truly heartwarming projects. You give back in a meaningful financial way. You support jobs and make a tangible impact on poverty alleviation in Africa.  

Shoot animals with a camera – not a gun!

Right up front, let’s make one thing clear…Fair Trade Safaris does not disapprove of all forms of hunting. Clearly, for some communities, hunting is a means of survival. Several indigenous African tribes hunt animals for food and for other items that they need – without jeopardizing the survival of the species being hunted. And we do not have an issue with that kind of hunting. What Fair Trade Safaris vehemently opposes is trophy-hunting – particularly when the wildlife species being killed is endangered and/or vulnerable. Putting the moral arguments aside, hunting vulnerable and endangered species is simply short-sighted and self-destructive. Humans need the full diversity of flora and fauna in order to exist; and extinction of a species has consequences that are detrimental to our own survival and well-being.

So, we leverage our Sustainable Travel programs and partnerships to support wildlife conservation, habitat preservation, and environmental protection efforts throughout Eastern and Southern Africa.

Fair Trade Safaris’ travel experts and consultants are based both in the U.S. and Africa. We possess a deep and personal knowledge of all facets of wildlife photography safaris, cultural excursions, adventure travel, family holidays, and couples / honeymoon trips at price points ranging from the Affordable Classic Luxury to the Opulent Ultra Luxury.

I’m so happy to have found Fair Trade Safaris for my trip to Tanzania. They were extremely attentive and had every logistic perfectly planned. Our guides were eagle eyed in spotting animals and super knowledgeable about them. It was obvious that a great amount of planning and attention to detail went into the itinerary. We loved the variety in lodges. Each one, a completely different experience. All had a comfortable bed with nice linens, and a great staff. I highly recommend this travel company. Dayna Blazey
During July 2021, I traveled with Fair Trade Safaris on a small group photo safari to Tanzania, Africa. I must also note that I’m NOT a seasoned “wilderness adventure traveler.” While we did spend several hours a day bumping along scenic, but rough, roads in the bush, I felt very safe on this trip. We spent 12 days traveling through Tanzania's northern wildlife parks--Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Serengeti National park. The trip also included tours of Arusha and Stone Town in Zanzibar. The travel hosts and wildlife guides were extremely knowledgeable as well as very personable to travel with--a great combination. During the trip, we stayed at multiple lodges and hotels. All were very nice accommodations with friendly staff and good food--even in the African bush. In the Tanzania national parks, from the safety of a jeep, we viewed an incredible diversity of wildlife in their native habitat. We encountered the “big 5+” including lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, and rhinos. In addition to this, we saw an abundance of other wildlife-- the great wildebeest migration, plentiful zebras, gazelles, vultures and numerous bird species, crocodile, hyenas, jackals, baboons and monkeys to name only a few. One stop in our journey was to an orphanage in Arusha, which we learned, was one of Fair Trade Safaris philanthropic projects. The trip far exceeded my expectations. I would definitely travel with this company again. S Wagner
Trip to Tanzania was fantastic!!!! The locals were amazing and the animals beautiful. Fair Trade did a wonderful job with the planning of events and places to stay. I will be using Fair Trade in the future!!! Derrell Anglyn, III
What an incredible experience! We traveled to Tanzania for a 12 day trip planned by Fair Trade Safari’s and couldn’t be happier! Seeing animals in their natural habitat is an amazing experience itself however Fair Trade Safari’s ensured that this was a trip of a lifetime! Everything from the lodges to meals to internal flights was planned and executed so perfectly. There was absolutely nothing to worry about on this trip and we just got to sit back and enjoy the experience. I also can’t forget to give credit to our amazing tour guides who were so knowledgeable and fun - they always knew exactly where to take us to ensure we were able to get the most out of our trip. Highly recommend planning your next trip with Fair Trade Safaris - you won’t regret it! Salva Khataw