Our message in the course of the covid pandemic
After many years of guiding and dealing in journey journey world wide, my dad and mom, Richard & Louise McGowan, began a brand new firm in 1996 to focus solely on crafting customized safaris for impartial vacationers. They understood that an African safari is exclusive in how deeply it connects and stays with us. They referred to as their new firm Subsequent Journey as a result of so usually a “once-in-a-lifetime safari” evokes a return to Africa in addition to an appreciation for wilderness and a lifelong curiosity in conservation.
Whereas all the planet reels from this pandemic, our hearts are with the extraordinary array of people that make up the African safari journey trade: the guides and camps workers, the pilots and cooks, the housekeepers and laborers, and particularly the communities in and round wildlife areas. The absence of holiday makers to those areas may have a dramatic affect the place livelihoods and important companies are supported fully by tourism. For these of us who promote and work in sustainable journey, it’s a time to buckle down, reconnect, make a plan and deal with gratitude.
Although Richard handed away in 2007, we’ve got saved true to his imaginative and prescient, and listed below are 3 issues we’re grateful for as we keep the course on this difficult time:
We now have sturdy relationships each with our shoppers and all our companions all through Africa. It’s a pleasure to get to know each traveler, to match them with simply the proper experiences, and to hopefully construct a long run relationship. Our tagline is “We take safaris personally,” and our work is actually private for us.
We’ve intentionally saved Subsequent Journey a small family-centric enterprise. Whereas there are many advantages to being a bigger firm, safaris are particular, and we need to be particular. We wish each side of the expertise to be constructive, and we’re grateful we might be nimble, versatile and inventive via tough instances like these.
We’re dedicated to an ecotourism mannequin that advantages the land, wildlife and communities we go to, and we’ve got the liberty to deal with safaris that matter to us and are significant to our shoppers.
Through the years, we’ve got weathered many storms, and we’ve got no alternative however to look past at the moment’s disaster towards a time after we can get again to doing what we love: sharing the perfect of untamed Africa through our most trusted colleagues and mates.
The excellent news is that whereas our capability to journey can come and go, our human curiosity and wanderlust will all the time be sturdy. That is why we’re so assured within the resilience of the journey trade, and we stay up for how candy will probably be after we can all begin touring once more.
Preserve nicely, and, whether or not you’re a previous consumer or simply desirous about studying extra about who we’re and what we do, we’d love to listen to from you!
Kili McGowan, CEO & Co-Proprietor
Our journey was nothing in need of excellent. We simply want we had extra time at each place we visited! We’re again at dwelling now – listening to a garden mower as a substitute of birds tweeting :(.
We are able to’t thanks sufficient to have set this up on such quick discover . I’ll ship extra tales and pics quickly, blissful to do a name anytime :).
Kili establishes confidence with the primary dialog. Her data is limitless. I simply put my belief in Kili.
Extraordinarily educated, approachable, responsive and element oriented.
Heidi & Lou C.
You do an amazing job of figuring out what individuals need after which matching the experiences to the particular person. We proceed to suggest you to mates.
Buzz & Holly T.
Informative, enthusiastic, educated, accessible – nice prep info!
To offer our shoppers with the best stage of personalised safari planning and reserving companies with a deal with conservation, connection and communication.
By occurring a safari with revered and accountable firms and companions, our shoppers present direct assist within the battle to protect for future generations essentially the most numerous wild locations left on the planet.
Experiencing our planet’s huge primitive wilderness connects us with the earth because it was tens of 1000’s of years in the past. Wilderness gave beginning to humanity, and in it we’re reminded of the wild human factor in all of us.
The world wants extra individuals telling constructive tales in regards to the wild, sacred and thrilling locations on our planet, and we at Subsequent Journey take nice delight in figuring out that our shoppers come dwelling with tales of hope, marvel and gratitude.
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