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King the Lion Cub

A lion cub has found his forever home. King was found in the summer of 2017 in an abandoned apartment in Paris,France. He had been half-starved, locked in a small, dirty cage and abused by his owner who was illegally keeping King as an “exotic pet.” After a video of the animal’s abuse went viral, French animal rescue charities found King a temporary home at Natuurhulpcentrum rescue centre in Belgium, where King was nursed back to health. Through generous supporters and donations, King made a 10,000 km journey to relocate to Born Free’s Big Cat Rescue Centre at Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa, where he will receive lifetime care and a permanent home. African Travel, Inc. is delighted to have supported King’s transfer to his forever home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhino Force in support of Save the Rhino Foundation

African Travel, Inc. directly supports organizations such as Save the Rhino International and Rhino Force that work tirelessly to save the rhinos in Africa. Save the Rhino works to conserve viable populations of critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. They recognize that the future of wildlife is inextricably linked to the communities that share its habitat. Save the Rhino International is a proud partner with Rhino Force, a dynamic company that creates international awareness and raises substantial funding for rhino conservation.

Rhino Force | Save the Rhino, International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Relate Bracelets and Rhino Conservation

Relate is a not-for-profit social enterprise based in South Africa that sells handcrafted, beaded bracelets that support local communities and social causes. Since becoming established in 2010, Relate has helped to provide sustainable income opportunities for 250 people in South Africa. We have partnered with Relate to provide bracelets as welcome gifts for African Travel, Inc. guests who visit the Lion Sands region in South Africa. Funds from the purchase of the bracelets not only support local artisans who create the bracelets, but also help to finance the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s ongoing efforts to fight rhino poaching in South Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Shamwari Game Reserve Boma

Located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve combines 5-star accommodation with a world-class wildlife experience. Guests who visit Shamwari will not only experience an exceptional African safari holiday, but will also directly help rhino conservation. At African Travel, Inc., conserving and protecting the places we visit is at the heart of what we do. We are passionate about protecting and conserving wildlife and we are very proud to announce that starting this year, when guests book Majestic South Africa, a $50 per couple donation will be made in their name(s) to go towards the building of a rhino boma at Shamwari. The rhino boma will be a safe haven to rehabilitate injured or orphaned rhino, until they are strong enough to be released back into the wild.

Find out more about this initiative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wilderness Foundation

The Wilderness Foundation Africa, a TreadRight project partner supported by African Travel, Inc., is dedicated to protecting southern Africa’s endangered rhino populations. Its objective is funding anti-poaching efforts and pressuring local leaders into combatting the illegal trade of rhino horn. TreadRight has funded the purchase of an aircraft used to track and catch poachers.

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