Hearts for Africa

Travel with a Purpose

Our commitment to design ‘life changing experiences and soul-enriching safaris’ goes so much deeper than the journey we’d love for you to embark on.  We care deeply.  We care not only about your experience and how it will nurture your soul, but also about the lives you touch when you’re on safari.

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The Circle of (Safari) Life

Through our journeys, you become part of a beautiful circle of life that ensures the protection of wilderness areas, conservation education of Africa’s future leaders and through community upliftment and support. We often get asked how a safari helps those in Africa – lets explain what a significant difference your trip makes.

You want to see animals – a lodge is built and employs local staff – staff salaries meet economic needs and enable kids to go to school – lodges support schools through upliftment, meals &  supplies as well as teaching kids the value of wildlife conservation – children become the future leaders who conserve & protect and encourage tourism back into the country to see wildlife.

Without your safari, without tourism, Africa’s wildlife would disappear very fast! Please see our infographic below to learn more about how your safari makes a difference.

Making a Difference

Once you are on safari, you may have an experience that impacts you deeply and leaves you feeling humbled, a little emotional maybe and definitely extremely grateful for the privileged lives we lead in the rest of the world. Our lives with our easy access to everything we could ever want, is suddenly in stark contrast to uncomplicated village life where the three basic needs of clothing, food and shelter is seldom met.

We understand how you’re feeling and would love your help in making a small difference in the life of a child in Africa…

The infographic below explains how you can help:

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Information & Videos

Click the tabs below to learn more about our community initiatives or watch one of the videos to see how your safari will make a difference…

The Explorations Africa Scholarship Programme

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In most of the countries and areas where we offer safaris, primary education is either free or has a minimal charge, while secondary schooling has a larger expense attached to it.  For this reason, most of the kids will only ever complete primary school (up to the age of 12) while some may never even get the opportunity to attend primary school at all.

Education as we all know is a life changing and wonderful gift!  The scholarship program we started will ensure that for every safari we sell, a child has the necessary funding to go to school for a full year.  Where possible we try to assist with uniform, stationery and various other school expenses too.

Please let us know if you’d like to help us by sponsoring a child’s uniform, stationery or school fees for a year.

Primary School Children

Primary School Children

The Ufulu Project Appreciates Your Support

Ufulu Project

The Ufulu (Freedom) Project

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Our Ufulu Project is aimed at encouraging and uplifting young girls who don’t have access to sanitary ware during their monthly period and therefore missing out on school, church and social interactions.

The wonderful Project Luangwa, originally started in Zambia is a non-profit organization that has trained local women to sew and create washable fabric sanitary pads, aiming to better the lives of these girls. They create kits containing 5 pads and a ‘secret washing line’ that is guaranteed to last a girl for a minimum of two years.   Our aim is to donate 1000 of these sanitary kits to girls in Zimbabwe. Along with the transport and educational support, each kit only costs C$25.

Click to visit our GoFundMe page and make a small donation today!

Alternatively, please contact us if you’d like to help us reach our goal or join our fund-raising efforts.

The Tourism Factor

Children in the Wilderness 2017

Photo Gallery

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What Will a Safari Cost Me?

Setting a budget for your upcoming safari is not easy but we help you by explaining all the factors and details that should be taken into account when deciding what you are comfortable spending. The location, time of year, comfort levels, travel partners and activities you choose are only some of the factors that should be considered.
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Where’s the Best Place to go on Safari?

Africa has two major safari areas namely East and Southern Africa. Both have splendid wildlife offerings but vary greatly in many aspects. Lets look at all the differences in order to help you make an educated decision about which safari tour may best suit you.
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What Do You Want to Experience on Safari?

Safari tours to Africa are always an exciting adventure but planning the perfect trip is not that easy. We offer you expert advise and walk you through the questions you need to ask yourself to ensure that trip of a lifetime!