“Seeing a cheetah is great, but facing up to poverty can reshape the way you see the your world.” -Conde Nast Traveler
Suddenly, sundowner cocktails are interrupted as the tracker shouts “Get in the jeep-now!” Fifteen yards away, a cheetah has killed an impala -not an unusual scene in any number of ExploreAmor! Philanthropic Travel southern Africa (Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa) safari camps and lodges. So begins the southern Africa philanthropic travel experience planned by ExploreAmor! Philanthropic Travel to Botswana’s Okavango Delta, where huge herds range across the terrain, and other responsible travel camps, which employs Bushmen as trackers.
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But for Pam Donlin, a former banker who traveled there last year, the most memorable moment came in the Zambian bush. Donlin, her husband, and her two kids met AIDS orphans and gave out clothes. “If part of travel can be helping others, and can create awareness in one’s self, it’s a great thing,” says Donlin, who donated a $2,500 (upon returning to the USA with guidance from ExploreAmor! Philanthropic Travel) water well and educational funds.
The trip wound up at the Royal Livingstone Hotel, where monkeys scamper through the marble lobby. You can hear Victoria Falls and see the mist from the hotel. Says Donlin: “I thought, Do I ever have to leave?”
The Give: ExploreAmor! Philanthropic Travel donates $250 per philanthropic traveler to a local nonprofit throughout Africa, Asia, India, Europe and the Americas.
The Get: The knowledge that you are helping children receive education and clean water.
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