Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2021
African Wildlife Foundation is happy with the success of the virtual safari programme that initiated in October 2020 on a hybrid tour to Tanzania. The participants shared a real time experience through this mode of safari, and hence are happy to explore more on the platform. Thus, giving a unique opportunity to the AWF authorities to think in an alternative way and continue business while staying connected to the tourists and forest enthusiasts.
In spite of pandemic threats the virtual safari the new way of exploration attracted visitors and thus they decided to continue with the show even in 2021. AWF has announced the additional events – guided online tours to Uganda (next Thursday, January 28) and a third in Zimbabwe in March.
The primary goal of AWF Virtual Safaris is to engage its supporters with special access and offerings providing tangible takeaways about the connection between the tourism industry, wildlife, and community livelihood in African communities working to protect endangered and threatened wildlife. This unique formula has made a difference over the past year and helped the organisation to conduct a highly successful emergency response to Covid-19.
In addition to helping with awareness, AWF Virtual Safaris program amplifies an emerging theme as part of AWF’s new 10-year vision strategy, launched in 2020. Conservation investments are currently dispersed and disjointed, protecting islands of wildlife and wildlands. AWF believes funds must be redirected to larger landscapes and ecosystems. The group is also working on long-range solutions for rapidly developing youth leadership programs, sustainable infrastructure and agriculture, and its safaris provide a window into this philosophy.