The Safari Collection Helps To Conserve The Elephants

Let's celebrate Elephant Day by building awareness of the conservation of these majestic creatures

Every August 12th we celebrate Elephant Day to build global awareness of the conservation of these majestic creatures which, unfortunately,  face multiple threats to their survival.

“World Elephant Day is a rallying call for people to support organizations that are working to stop the illegal poaching and trade of elephant ivory and other wildlife products, protect wild elephant habitats, and provide sanctuaries and alternative habitats for domestic elephants to live freely.”  – Patricia Sims, World Elephant Day Co-Founder

How are we involved?

Eco Hotels & Resorts’ (EHR) main goal is to make sustainable travel the norm and not the exception, that is why we take best practices so seriously. 

Our community takes pride in bringing sustainable travelers together by respecting and helping local tourism and ecology. We believe that together with our member hotels we can make a positive impact in the world and change the way of traveling. Let’s increase environmental awareness and make people around the world more conscious about the choices they make while traveling. 

Now let’s talk about regenerative travel! This concept refers to the act of leaving a place better than it was before you arrived. For a journey to be truly regenerative, it must contribute to the well-being of the land, animals, and humans of that place. The regenerative travel experience isn’t just about lowering your carbon footprint or buying local, it is about actively improving the social or environmental conditions of the place you’re visiting.

Get a closer look at Wildlife conservation initiatives

Coming very soon… Our newest member hotel: The Safari Collection, located in Kenya, is home to a wide variety of species, including elephants. 

The Safari Collection’s deep commitment to the incredible African wildlife and landscapes is a perfect match to EHR’s values and mission. Sharing the main goal of uniting tourism, community, and conservation.

Working towards preserving the wilderness for future generations, The Safari Collection supports a range of carefully chosen conservation initiatives that are empowering local communities and cultivating a new generation of attitudes towards wildlife and its protection.

Sasaab (one of the Safari Collection properties) protects a core area dedicated to wildlife conservation and the lodge predominantly employs its staff directly from the local community.  Bringing tourism into the area has allowed the community to really see the value of wildlife, helping to reduce human-wildlife conflict.

Just by staying at any of The Safari Collection properties, each guest helps conserve Kenya’s wild landscapes, look after its wildlife and make a positive impact on people's lives.

Guest’s conservation fees contribute directly towards the running of Westgate Conservancy on which Sasaab is situated. As well as supporting the daily running costs of wildlife management.

Also, while staying at Giraffe Manor, guests can visit the orphaned baby elephants at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) and watch their keepers feed and interact with them. This is an incredibly inspiring and moving experience and is highly recommended for anyone that has the time. SWT is the world’s most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program and the life-saving conservation work they carry out is incredible.

To wrap it up… here are 6 easy steps to be an ethical traveler and protect the elephants:

  1. Stay at sustainable hotels with wildlife conservation programs
  2. Follow ethical tourism guidelines 
  3. Protect habitat for wild elephants
  4. Don’t support places that exploit elephants for entertainment
  5. Do not buy ivory or other wildlife products

Staying at The Safari Collection, you can check every box out of the checklist. 

What are you waiting for? Start your eco-traveling journey by making a positive impact while making the best memories! 

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