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.
New Initiative - Road Testing Water Filter Bottles
In an effort to do our small part in helping to cut down on plastic water bottle waste while travelling, Wild Frontiers has launched a new initiative to road test portable water filters among our tour leaders and travellers.
Putting our money where our mouth is we have purchased 10 LifeStraw portable water filters to road test – packing them off in the luggage of our tour leaders and clients to such diverse parts of the world as India, Iran, Madagascar, Montenegro and Venezuela. In doing this, our aim is to launch a bigger campaign to give all our travellers the confidence to make a LifeStraw bottle an essential part of their travel kit. See what our guinea pigs thought….
Our Responsible Business Policy
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 wellbeing 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. Read more.....
"We were also pleased to see that our tour did not use elephants to get to Amer fort, with less enlightened organisations we could have just taken an elephant without thinking about the consequences." - Rosie & Alan Sharpe
Members of TOFTigers
As a member of TOFTigers, we donate £20 for each of our clients that visit tiger reserves in India. Our donations assist TOFTigers in its global campaign to protect tigers, wildlife and wilderness in the Indian subcontinent and benefit rural communities through sustainable nature tourism. Read more....
Working with Local Communities
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...
Lunch with Local Families
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. This is particularly the case on our trips across the Caucasus, where we meet Zeynab in Azerbaijan and Manana and Temuri in Georgia.
"It's great to be involved with an organisation that does not always take, but also gives back" - Tim Hughes and Julie Harris
Going Paperless for Good Causes
As a new initiative in 2016 Wild Frontiers is donating £5 to the Wild Frontiers Foundation for every client that chooses to ‘go paper-less’ and receive their travel documents by email instead of post. Each month we are totting up the fivers and donating the funds to a particular campaign or project. See who the money is benefitting.
Offsetting with Carbon Clear
Trying to do our bit for the environment, 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 Carbon Clear to help promote sustainable energy. Read more about the type of work of carried out by Carbon Clear with this continued support.