The only thing better than donating to charity is donating while simultaneously being rewarded with travel credits. Travel company Next Adventure, which creates custom African vacations for travelers, has launched an initiative to help conservation and community programs across Africa that are suffering from the lack of tourists.
Throughout December the company is highlighting different projects in East and Southern Africa for donations. When you donate, Next Adventure will match any contributions up to $500, and also give you a matching credit toward one of its trips between now and the end of 2022.
According to the website, “African safaris simply wouldn’t be possible without local community leaders and passionate conservationists working to protect these wild and precious places. While Next Adventure is focused on planning creative, custom safaris, we’re also committed to sustaining a positive impact. For 25 years, we’ve partnered with the most responsible ecotourism brands and operators in Africa. In lieu of traveling, we encourage you to learn more about the projects our clients and partners support. If you’re moved by their work, send them a note, follow and share their progress, and make a small contribution if you can.”
A full list of programs in need of donations is available online. It includes worthy causes like the Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association, which is dedicated to saving the endangered gray crowned cranes in Rwanda, and the Children in the Wilderness nonprofit, whose goal is to facilitate conservation through education.