Visionary Philanthropic Travel: Be the Change
Exquisite Safaris introduces a powerful new intention for your next international luxury experience: Peace, love and the luxury of understanding.
Our mission is to facilitate your international philanthropic family legacy. Create your personal foreign policy while enjoying the richest luxury experience on the planet: creating a world we all want. As a visionary philanthropic traveler, you will engage our non-profit partners to initiate or support a humanitarian project -Carpe Diem.
Socratic Moments, Emotional Endorphins and your next Honeymoon.
For instance, one Exquisite Safari client asked us what could be done with a $10,000 donation in Zambia,” a destination she wanted to visit with her family. We suggested building a primary school. Nine months later, she brought her family to celebrate the opening of the school and they received the blessings of the village elders.
Her children met the village’s children who, for the first time, could attend school. Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel blends luxury and philanthropy, personally transforming traveler and host while creating sustainability -Cache and Cash.
Exquisite Safaris creates opportunities for travelers to engage in whatever way feels most powerful to them -tax breaks available. All we ask is that you be willing to commit at least morning or afternoon during your next luxury travel experience with the intent to meet some of the most inspirational and culturally diverse people in the world. Once we’ve seen each other up close, we realize we’re not that different after all.
Private Travel sans group travel
You are safely at choice each and every moment. Exquisite Safaris are private guided experiences -just you, your partner, kids, grandkids and a seasoned professional local guide, new vehicle and driver.
Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel
Heart to heart: there is no better introduction to a foreign culture than to be the vip guest of a humanitarian outreach project that has earned the respect and gratitude of the local community. Our seasoned professional guides interpret and share their local secrets, cultural traditions, history and natural wonders while you enjoy luxury accommodations, sophisticated cuisine, life affirming philanthropic engagement and of course shopping.
Blending luxury and philanthropy we channel your generosity and sensitivity to sustain people in dire need of clean water to drink, schools and medical clinics worldwide.
The Exquisite Safaris philanthropic mission is to include a visit to a humanitarian project into every private, guided luxury safari we custom create. The resulting personal introductions create cross cultural friendships that generate trust, respect, and generous donations which sustain grassroots humanitarian projects worldwide.
Understanding Philanthropic Travel
Philanthropic Traveler funded High School opens near Victoria Falls, Zambia
The Fable of Stone Soup
My First Philanthropic Travel Experience
Exquisite Safaris Donates 10% profit + 10% employee time + your loose change..
Affluent Parents Dedicated to Instilling Philanthropic Values in their Children
Giving while Living: The Deeper News About the New Philanthropy
Dr. Jeffrey Sachs on the Strategic Steps Out of Poverty
Are We Talking about Philanthropy Yet? No, We Are Not
Milton & Fred Ochieng: Philanthropic Travelers
Jane Kaye- Bailey: Philanthropic Traveler
Richard Branson: Philanthropic Traveler
Angelina Jolie: Philanthropic Traveler
Karen Jacobsen: Philanthropic Traveler
Oprah Winfrey: Philanthropic Traveler
Palm Beach Life Magazine: Philanthropic Travelers
Diva Minds Want to Know…
1. What was the best decision you made in your life?
The best decision I have made in life was learning to meditate. Life is a safari, a journey, of constant evolution. Each day, we are given myriad opportunities that allow us to transform into our next best selves. Meditation has helped me understand the value of that awakening.
2. What are your most memorable travel moments?
Traveling has created a tapestry of memorable moments in my life. Sleeping on the beach under the stars in Sardinia; enjoying multiple bonfires burning across the snow white Alp valley on New Years Eve in Savognin, Switzerland; diving with the Great White Sharks in Capetown; delivering books, pencils and used clothing to villagers between Botswana and Namibia; awaking at midnight to the sounds of a lion breathing and then hearing his tale whip the wall of my tent in Zimbabwe; being initiated by a Native American shaman high in the Andes of Ecuador!
3. What is the worst travel experience you’ve had?
Next to getting sick, being ripped off is a close second.
4. What have you learned about yourself through traveling?
Traveling has opened my mind. Living in Switzerland and France for 5 years, and traveling frequently throughout the rest of this world, I am always reminded that with just a smile I can bridge communication gaps and gain understanding and harmony with almost anyone in any culture.
5. If you could choose your ultimate travel companion, living or dead, real or imaginary, who would it be?
6. Which moments in your life did you feel the most alive?
There is something about market day in any French village that makes me feel alive. Helping preserve indigenous cultures and wildlife in the destinations I recommend, and participating in a shamanic ceremony with the Botswana Bushmen deep in the Kalahari Desert are moments of purity that have made me feel alive.
7. If money and time was no object, where on earth would you go?
I enjoy facilitating deeper more enduring connections between travelers and the communities they visit in Asia, Africa and South America by promoting generosity in action or Philanthropic travel.
8. What’s next?
Exquisite Safaris specializes in philanthropic travel worldwide. As travelers develop ties to their favorite destinations and look for ways to give back to the communities they visit, an authentic purpose to travel is emerging. Exquisite Safaris enables open-hearted travelers to understand the challenges of the people in the places they visit while at the same time enjoying a 4 to 5 star experience with small groups and expert local guides. Experience has proven that by introducing travelers to local residents, empathy is created that raises awareness, time, and financial resources to further the well being of the indigenous communities.
Exquisite Safaris is empowering local and indigenous communities by providing clean water, medical and dental facilities, schools, skills, jobs, homes, micro-loan funding and entrepreneurial guidance. Tax deductible contributions to the humanitarian outreach programs that our travelers visit is accepted and managed by Philanthropic Ventures Foundation a US based non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation: www.venturesfoundation.org