Our children are the future guardians of our beautiful planet, and will one day be entrusted with preserving and protecting the world’s wilderness and wildlife. It is through modelling the right behaviour, equipping them with the right skills, and providing our children with opportunities to see the importance of sustainability for themselves, that will give them the motivation needed to act as responsible travelers on their African safari. There are few opportunities that offer such a rich insight into the world, its inhabitants, and it’s striking natural beauty than sustainable safaris to Africa.
Africa is a continent of wild, exotic locations, diverse cultures, epic wildlife and action-packed experiences. It is a thrilling, stimulating destination with a diverse offering of languages and landscapes. It is an educational playground and the ideal place to visit to emphasise the importance of sustainable living. On a safari in Africa, tomorrow’s leaders will have a unique opportunity to be fully immersed in their surroundings, void of technological distractions, and will be able to see first-hand how our actions impact nature and, most importantly, what we can do to minimise that impact.
Here are a few reasons why Africa is our destination of choice for a sustainable safari experience that will leave a lasting impact on the young minds of tomorrow, without leaving a lasting carbon footprint behind.
More importantly, it is where our greatest primal teacher, Mother nature, exists in abundance – in every grain of sand, every wild roar, and every leaf on every tree. She serves to teach us that we’re all intricately connected and provides the perfect platform for children (and adults) to witness the importance of living in harmony and balance with the natural world. Jumbari has thoroughly researched and explored world-class lodges in Africa that offer fun, educational experiences including Junior Ranger Programmes that teach kids how to identify different animals, birds, plant species and other bushveld wonders. It steers them forward in gaining a better understanding of conservation and the preservation of the ecosystem, to become champions of sustainable living and changing the world.
For a truly sustainable safari in Africa, it is integral to know what your impact is going to be on the local communities that have lived on that land for centuries. Jumbari offers children of all ages the unique opportunity to interact with local communities and encourages them to get involved in all kinds of initiatives like gardening projects and visiting local schools. Through these interactions, particularly with children of similar ages, they serve to gain an indelible appreciation of the richness of culture. Children are also able to realise the importance of connection and making sure it is nurtured through philanthropic efforts in the future, all while learning about the importance of supporting a greener, more sustainable approach to life that benefits those from all walks of life.
A sustainable safari is not complete without gaining inspiration from your surroundings – whether the abundant natural world, communities and wildlife that inhabit it, or your immediate temporary living space. Children staying at any one of Jumbari’s preferred lodges on safari, will be able to draw inspiration from sustainable practices like solar power, greywater recycling, organic vegetable gardens, and naturally sourced resources from sustainable forests or their surrounds used for construction and other amenities. Guides and rangers at the lodges take great pride in educating children and adults alike about their sustainable practices for them to take home and implement in their own lives.
It offers them a time to learn, reflect and rejoice in their surroundings, all the while learning about the importance of connection and working together to sustain our magnificent planet Earth. We at Jumbari believe strongly in passing on knowledge to younger generations and providing them with a platform to gain a greater understanding of conservation, communities and the ecosystem through exciting interactive activities.
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Did you know that Jumbari Family Safaris offers an interest-free Safari Payment Plan? This means you can pay off your dream African holiday in monthly installments prior to your departure date. Find out more about our Safari Payment Plan here.