African safaris have come a long way since Teddy Roosevelt traveled the country looking to collect “specimens.” Today’s safaris are the polar opposite: The goal is to protect animals, not slaughter them.
Guides now take guests to protected reserves or national parks, where the animals’ safety and comfort are paramount. Ethical companies know to maintain sufficient distance and visit during specific times of the day to minimize stress to wildlife. These companies are also eco-conscious and are implementing sustainable, forward-thinking policies, from serving vegan fare to providing cruelty-free toiletries in guest lodges.
These kinds of safaris are perfect for travelers who want to appreciate, not exploit, wildlife and for everyone who cares about protecting our fragile planet. Visit PETA.org to see all the companies that won animal-friendly African Safari awards.
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