Responsible Travel

Tiger in Rajasthan

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.

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...

Wildlife Policy

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...

"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

Filtered Water Bottles - Join the Campaign

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

Life Straw in use, Ladakh, India

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...

Tajikistan family

"It's great to be involved with an organisation that does not always take, but also gives back" - Tim Hughes and Julie Harris

Dining 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.

Natalie lunch with locals, Georgia

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...

Baleygon school project

Offsetting with Carbon Clear

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. The type of initiatives our contributions help fund include wind power projects across India and hydropower projects in China. Read more about the work of carried out by Carbon Clear with this continued support.