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We are gathering the most important people into one place & YOU are invited.

Finally, I can share with you that, after a year of intensive under-the-hood technology work, AG has evolved into a PRIVATE TRAVEL & CONSERVATION CLUB for safaris, discussions & donations that make a real difference! So what has changed, and why are we going old school – back to the future? For that and more see the story link below, after my colleagues have told you why this club is so important.

Keep an eye on your email inbox on MONDAY – for your invitation code and instructions to join the club. It’s free – for now. As a valued tribe member, you have been pre-approved for club membership. Others have to go through a manual vetting process to ensure no creepy trolls or fake profiles.

Be the change! See you on the inside 🙂

Simon Espley – CEO, Africa Geographic


Christian Boix – travel director

TRAVELLING WITH PURPOSE is so important to us all. Our unique selection of authentic camps and lodges across Africa (many are owner-run) not only ooze charm and excellent services levels, they have also bought into the AG ethos of conservation values and local community empowerment. AND we offer the BEST PRICES available at these fine establishments!

Watch this space because we have plans to evolve from this simple listing with great prices to a powerful SAFARI PLANNING TOOL for YOU, supported by our inhouse safari experts.


Antje Mouton – marketing manager

How often have you come across desperate pleas for financial assistance to fund research or to relocate a free-roaming lion from a rural village – amongst other worthy projects? And yet how to assess legitimacy, let alone DONATE EASILY AND SECURELY?

In our travel & conservation club, you will find carefully considered conservation projects that deserve your support. And the donations process is quick and easy – every Dollar counts. We have taken the guesswork and hard slog out of the process for you. And we do not take any share of your much-needed donation – this is our pledge to you and to the projects gathered in the club.


Jamie Paterson – scientific editor

One has only to look at the current misinformation surrounding vaccinations to realise how popular it has become to twist and reject science or practical experience with dogged scepticism. So it is in the public world of conservation. Most of us know that there are no simple solutions, no silver bullets, no one-size-fits-all fix to the challenges facing our wild spaces and animals. We believe in the critical importance of SCIENCE, CONSIDERED OPINION and CONSTRUCTIVE DISCUSSION. Yet the vociferous minority are dominating the conversation with overly simplistic perspectives and making it impossible for the majority to have a say. Our club was curated to remedy this problem by providing a safe platform for scientists, ecologists, rangers, policy-makers, community members and conservationists to share their hard-earned knowledge with each other and with you. THEIRS are the voices that deserve to be heard.

That is not to say we all have to agree. But we do owe it to ourselves, others and the continent we all love to ensure our opinions are based on a reflection of the most pertinent information available.


James Hendry – editor-in-chief

African wildlife is a global asset – but the costs of its conservation are often borne by rural Africans teetering on the breadline. Potentially dangerous animals leave parks and wreak havoc on livelihoods. Protected areas suffer from a legacy of colonial attitudes and forced removals. This is a disastrous recipe for conservation.

As we forge into the third decade of the 21st century, Africa Geographic commits to fostering a future that prioritises inclusive AFRICAN SOLUTIONS to African conservation challenges for the benefit of local people and the whole planet. We commit to giving a platform to local voices and experiences that will inform the conservation of African wildlife into the future – enriched by your involvement at whatever level you choose – be it safari, discussions and/or donations.

What & why
https://africageographic.com/stories/why-the-change-to-a-private-travel-conservation-club-for-africa-geographic/
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