A brief look into Philantrophic Travel in Africa, and how this type of travel that is growing in popularity – in tandem with Volunteer Travel (increasingly known as VolunTourism) and Responsible Travel – is being accommodated.
Allowing for Travelers not only to appreciate the beauty of the land and immerse in the culture, but more importantly become more engaged, and potentially be exposed to a life-changing experience. The opportunity to make a difference in others’ lives as well as their own. This is how one Kenyan-based travel company – Victoria Safaris – is promoting Philanthrophic Travel in Tanzania.
Tanzania is not left behind in this package of orphan tourism, in this case Victoria Safaris has partnered with Tanzania tour operators and NGOs, who are at the forefront in helping the poor African orphans in urban and rural areas. We travel from Lake Victoria in the North, down to Dar Es Salaam, visiting various communities who are living with orphans. As well as visit orphanages and the elderly that are taking over the caring and giving of orphans whose parents have long passed away. This includes visits to Zanzibar and Pemba Island where you’d find some orphans on the streets and beaches.
If you’re interested to help: booking any of your Safari Tour through Victoria Safaris already constitutes the first step in helping promote the cause. Understandably, nothing can replace the power of a “first-hand experience”, and it would help tremendously to visit the various orphanages and communities living with African orphaned children. To allow better understanding of the severity of the challenges faced by these impoverished communities.