Welcome to another edition of Responsible Traveller.

In this edition we explore beyond South Africa’s borders… we travel #LikeaLocal in Mauritius and continue our road trip into Botswana for a Chobe River experience, and then in Zambia we delve into the history and proud legacy of Chongwe River Lodge with award-winning writer Sharon Gilbert-Rivett. In Tanzania Warren Green reveals the Lemala’s untold story and the ethos behind their operation and in Kenya I share why Lake Nakuru should be on your birding bucket-list.

Back in South Africa we go birding in the Berg River Region, plan a wildflower trip along the Cape West Coast and spend time exploring beach, bush and berg in KwaZulu-Natal. We visit Makakatana Bay Lodge in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and at mFulaWozi Wilderness in Zululand and if that’s not enough, we hike mountains for education at The Cavern in northern Drakensberg and learn how running the Pondo Trail Run makes a difference to local communities. Add to that some wonderful conservation success stories to inspire as well as interesting people to ‘meet’…

But as always, the responsibility of being a responsible traveller lies ultimately with the person travelling and the choices they make. Remember to stay, shop, experience and ‘eat local’ and to search for off the beaten track experiences – many small businesses depend on you. This all goes a long way in helping to provide employment, contributing to the local economy, and making a difference in people’s lives.

Enjoy the read… and be the difference.

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