2020 has arrived, bringing new dreams, new paths and new promises. As we embark on our journey into a new decade, the climate crisis and the rate of technological developments bring some uncertainty. But one thing is certain: travel will continue to be highly prized as a way to spend quality time with loved ones, disconnect from busy lives and do something that feels good.
Walking through the wilderness at sunrise.
Travel has the power to be transformative in many ways. Going ‘off-grid’, unscripted experiences and making meaningful connections will remain a high priority. But a new consciousness has also emerged: IMPACT. Greta Thunberg has awakened the globe of the need to act now for our planet. What impact will you have this year? On yourself? On the planet? And on the people and places you visit?
Looking to the year ahead and our impact on the planet.
We asked our owners, Tanya and Mikey Carr-Hartley, to share their inspirations, goals and dreams for 2020…
Tanya and Mikey Carr-Hartley, owners of The Safari Collection.
Explore places barely touched by mankind.
3. Does The Safari Collection have any New Year’s resolutions?
Yes. This year we are measuring our carbon emissions and are working hard to become an entirely carbon-negative operation by the end of 2020. Sustainable travel is essential for all our futures. Sasaab is already operating as a carbon negative, climate positive lodge and our other properties are nearly there.
Alongside the launch of our new helicopter adventures this year, we initiated our policy to plant six indigenous trees per hour of flying to restore habitat in Kenya and offset the carbon footprint. We believe this makes it the first ever climate positive helicopter working in tourism.
2020 is also the year we plan to launch The Safari Collection Footprint – a dedicated foundation to unite our many community and conservation projects.