At Wild Frontiers we do more than pay lip service to Responsible Tourism – we have been committed to it since our very beginnings and have also established the Wild Frontiers Foundation to support and develop community projects in destinations we visit.
To us Responsible Travel coincides with Responsible Business, designing adventures with the local people, culture and eco-system in mind. We are very aware of the economic, ecological and ethical impact tourism can have on ancient cultures and fragile environments.
We realise that taking clients through these regions can have a detrimental impact if not handled responsibly and as such, on all of our tours we go to great lengths to minimise the negative and accentuate the positive – after all, there are also many good things that the traveller can bring!
A successful Wild Frontiers tour not only delivers a unique and unsurpassable journey for you, but it will also benefit the people whose lands we are privileged to visit.
We guarantee that when designing our tours, we utilise our own experiences to break down barriers, and provide ethical business for those lesser known areas with so much to offer.
We pride ourselves on challenging perceptions and raising awareness through low impact experiences and ethical business - not just through charity work. What can you expect from us? And what do we expect of you while travelling? Read more...
As well as our focus on environmental and cultural tourism, the well-being of all wildlife and its natural habitat is also very important to us. We don’t offer elephant riding on our holidays and we abhor animals being exploited or put to any unnatural uses.
As members of TOFTigers we donate £20 for each client that visits a tiger reserve in India Read more...
To further demonstrate our commitment to reducing plastic water bottle waste and in response to overwhelming levels of concern expressed in client feedback, we have taken the decision to stop providing bottled water as a part of our group tours from January 2019.
Water will still be easily available on tours, however it will be an additional cost. Rather like charging for plastic bags at the supermarket, we hope this new policy will help encourage more travellers to bring their own reusable bottle.
Keeping well-hydrated is an essential part of staying healthy on tour and we will always ensure that there is regular access to drinking water.
‘Bottled water will still be made available to those that want it. We’re not trying to make people feel guilty and of course there may be places and situations in which we may need to provide water, but we don’t want to be part of the plastic problem anymore’ – Wild Frontiers CEO & Founder, Jonny Bealby.
Here at Wild Frontiers, we are determined to minimise the negative side-effects tourism can bring to the areas we visit, and the communities we work with. Alongside, the fantastic work of the Wild Frontiers Foundation and our support for a range of wildlife and environmental causes, we have launched a new initiative to promote the use of filtered water bottles among our tour leaders and travellers. Read more and join the campaign
As a part of our ongoing commitment to the work of Afghanaid and vulnerable communities we visit, Wild Frontiers is supporting a new disaster management initiative in the Badakhshan Province of Afghanistan.
‘Thank you to Wild Frontiers and everyone who travelled on the Wakhan Pamir Adventure 2017 for your generous donation of $1000USD. Your generosity will help more vulnerable communities in Badakhshan province to prepare for natural disaster.’ - Afghanaid
Wild Frontiers is proud to work with and support TESFA (Tourism in Ethiopia for Sustainable Future Alternatives) in Ethiopia and the Ladakhi Women's Travel Company in northern India.
These are two inspirational community based tourism initiatives that are helping local people in isolated rural areas earn a living form tourism, while preserving their unique cultures. Read more...
"It's great to be involved with an organisation that does not always take, but also gives back" - Tim Hughes and Julie Harris
In 2016 Wild Frontiers set up an initiative, that donated funds to the Wild Frontiers Foundation for every client that chose to ‘go paper-less’ and receive their travel documents by email instead of post. More than £5800 has been raised for our foundation and the community projects we support. Read more about the Wild Frontiers Foundation.
Where we can, we support communities and family enterprises at a grass root level. One of the most effective and enjoyable ways is through food!
Dining with local families not only allows us to help provide a direct income, it offers our travellers a delicious home cooked, traditional meal and the chance for both parties to learn more about each other’s cultures.
In 2005 we were among the first UK-based travel companies to automatically offset every client’s international flight (if booked with us) with a payment to EcoAct (formally Carbon Clear) to help promote sustainable energy. The type of initiatives our contributions help fund include wind power projects across India and hydropower projects in China.