Fair Trade Safaris is a socially-conscious travel company that offers memorable trips to Africa—including breathtaking wildlife safaris, stunning beach vacations, exhilarating mountain climbing expeditions, sublime culinary experiences, and relaxing retreats. Fair Trade Safaris is the only travel company in the world that donates 100% of its profits back to wildlife conservation, poverty alleviation, and community development initiatives in Africa and the U.S.
Fair Trade Safaris combines leisure travel and luxury vacations with wildlife conservation and philanthropy to create fully immersive and authentic African experiences. Our mission is the betterment of communities, conservation of wildlife, and protection of natural resources in Africa through tourism. Fair Trade Safaris’ travel experts and consultants are based in both the U.S. and Africa, and so we possess deep and personal knowledge of all facets of wildlife photography safaris, cultural excursions, adventure travel, family holidays, and couples/honeymoon trips.
At our core, we are a luxury safari operator and leisure travel outfitter with a keen focus on providing our guests with extraordinary experiences. For the longest time, a trip to Africa—particularly a luxury safari—was exorbitantly expensive and beyond many people’s financial means.
Saurabh Khetrapal - Founder
When our founder Saurabh Khetrapal realized that there existed almost no options out there for people who wish to experience Africa in luxury and within a reasonable budget, he created Fair Trade Safaris. While most travelers would have to compromise one aspect to accommodate the other, Fair Trade Safaris gives them the best of both worlds. Fair Trade Safaris proves that it is very much possible to travel to Africa in luxury and to experience one’s very own “National Geographic” moments without paying an inordinate amount of money.
Fair Trade Safaris is the undisputed leader in luxurious, safe, and affordable travel, but also prides itself on its philanthropy and connections. We call this “Travel Anthropy”; we partner with a wide range of organizations, including nonprofits such as Whole Planet Foundation (the social impact arm of Whole Foods Market), WildAid, Global Wildlife Conservation, SOS Children’s Village, and Rotary International.
It is simple: by selecting to visit Africa with Fair Trade Safaris, our guests make a tremendous contribution to conserving wildlife and to improving communities in Africa and in the U.S., while enjoying a luxury trip at an affordable price.
Fair Trade Safaris founder Saurabh Khetrapal— who is originally from East Africa (Tanzania & Kenya)—is a philanthropist at his core. His passion for Africa, conservation, and culture motivated him to create the only luxury travel company that donates 100% of its profits to a variety of fully vetted wildlife conservations, community development, and social impact projects. The company, which is more of a passion than a business, is the culmination of Saurabh Khetrapal’s life’s work. Raised in East Africa, Saurabh developed a keen appreciation for East African culture and learned to thrive as a multicultural individual. After spending his early childhood and adolescence in Africa, Saurabh moved to the United States in 1990. Given his business acumen and driven personality, Saurabh has become a highly successful serial entrepreneur (as the founder of three technology startups, plus several other initiatives) as well as an active venture capital/private equity investor. But above all, Saurabh is a passionate wildlife conservationist and a prolific philanthropist.
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