Over two years ago, we officially put a stop to elephant riding on Intrepid trips. It was the start of a big change for the travel industry…
There are currently thousands of lions and other predators being held in captivity across the continent. Meet the team who’s trying to fight back.
If you’re yet to get on-board with the whole ‘adult colouring-in’ thing, this is a good time to start. We’ve got a trip to Sri Lanka up for grabs.
Getting to the gorillas takes more effort, more time and more expense than a traditional safari. But you know what they say: you get what you pay for.
Animal tourism can be a force for good, but it’s up to all of us to make that happen.
I am in Volcanoes National Park in the North West corner of Rwanda, and I’m crouching one metre away from an angry female gorilla…
Along with mint tea, souks and tagines, snake charming was to me quintessentially Moroccan, and I was desperate to see a ‘performance’.
Intrepid staff and travellers are a very passionate lot; unafraid to speak up about ethical and social justice issues they may be confronted with during their travels.
“One main factor in the upward trend of animal life has been the power of wandering”, said mathematician and philosopher, Alfred North Whitehead.
It certainly adds up to us at Intrepid, that experiencing animals you may have never seen before, in new environments, is part of the very essence of travelling. However, with the amazing opportunity that this presents, comes an obligation to act in a responsible way to best ensure the welfare of the animals.