BOSTON, MA, March 7, 2017 – Award-winning, philanthropic travel company Elevate Destinations is expanding its sustainable offerings in Africa with the launch of Elevate Safaris. The safari-focused platform highlights years of research on the best eco-luxury safaris that give back to wildlife, habitat, and local communities.
“We are excited to officially launch what has been a labor of love for many years. Elevate Safaris is the true embodiment of our commitment to protecting Africa’s unique wildlife and habitat for generations to come and connecting our guests with transformative and meaningful travel experiences,” said Dominique Callimanopulos, Elevate Destinations’ President and Founder.
Built on Elevate Destinations’ core ethos, Elevate Safaris offers bespoke safaris in carefully vetted eco-luxury lodges, which excel in sustainable environmental practices and benefit local communities through educational and employment opportunities. Every safari booked contributes to safeguarding rare wildlife and creating better livelihoods for local people.
Elevate Safaris offers an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of African conservation and culture, providing guests with a unique chance to engage with wildlife experts and locals and adding an unforgettable dimension to their safari. Guests can also take part in short-term volunteering opportunities with local conservation and nonprofit organizations through Elevate’s ‘Service & Safari’ series.
“Our guests are increasingly looking to connect with local communities in ways that make a difference. Africa offers many life-changing experiences with a positive impact. Whatever their special interests are, we can arrange short-term engagement: from nurturing orphaned baby elephants, to tracking endangered species to mentoring schoolchildren,” said Lana Byal, Elevate Destinations’ Africa Specialist Travel Designer. “The opportunity for our clients to go beyond the traditional safari experience is huge.”
A portion of the proceeds from each safari goes towards Elevate’s ‘Buy a Trip, Give a Trip’ program, which was recently awarded Gold at the World Responsible Tourism Awards in 2016. The funds amassed allow groups of local children to visit tourist sites in their own country, turning every safari into an opportunity to expand travel horizons for underserved youth.
“I’m proud of what we have achieved with Elevate Destinations and excited about the future of Elevate Safaris and how our travelers can make a meaningful difference to the land, wildlife, and people of Africa,” said Dominique Callimanopulos.
About Elevate Destinations
Elevate Destinations is an award-winning philanthropic travel company, designing custom trips that support conservation and local communities. A pioneer of personalized, environmentally-friendly and socially-conscious itineraries for individuals, private groups, and non-profits, Elevate Destinations creates unforgettable travel experiences around the world that have a positive social and environmental impact. Visit www.elevatedestinations.com