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.
On our horse riding trips we ensure the horses we use are bred locally and are in the best possible condition. In the same way our small group sizes have minimal impact on the environments we visit, we work hard to ensure any interaction with wildlife is non-invasive and respects their habitat. Our focus is on ensuring we maintain long term benefits for wildlife in the same way we do for local communities and the destinations we visit.
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. TOFTigers operate a global supply chain campaign involving more than 180 companies to ensure sustainable policies and practices. Their pioneering PUG eco-rating scheme now covers more than 60 wildlife lodges in 20 parks in India and Nepal with plans to extend much more widely. They also support a network of Village Wildlife Guardians, run Wildlife Tourism Awards, publish the Good Wildlife Travel Guide, and promote conservation, nature education and responsible tourism in wildlife reserves.