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How to nail a responsible #quokkaselfie

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Is it possible to get a selfie with “the world’s happiest animal” without harming Rottnest Island’s most famous residents? In a nutshell: yes. But there’s an art to it. Here’s everything you need to know. The rise of the #quokkaselfie…

Check in: India’s ultimate sustainable safari lodge

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Known as India’s ‘Tiger State’, Madhya Pradesh is home to some of India’s most famous tiger reserves. I was lucky to tour several of them during a recent visit with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, and among my most memorable…

How to plan a responsible trek in Nepal

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of hikers arrive in Nepal to tackle its exquisite mountain trails. How many of them, I wonder, are aware of the kind of impact they have on this tiny Himalayan nation? Last December, I was lucky…

How to make a positive impact on African wildlife

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Africa offers some of the most extraordinary wildlife experiences on the planet. It’s not always easy, however, to identify wildlife-based activities available across the continent that exploit or endanger animals and their habitat. Ensure your impact on Africa’s wildlife will…

Best sustainable adventures beyond the beach in Mauritius

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Tourism in Mauritius is an overwhelmingly commercial beast, but there are some incredible low-impact experiences to be had across the island. Mauritius Conscious – the country’s first dedicated sustainable travel agency – kindly hooked me up with some of the…

The ultimate low-impact guide to exploring Mauritius

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It’s best known for its turquoise seas and crystalline beaches, but Mauritius has so much more to offer travellers looking for an authentic, sustainable travel experience on the island. And I’m not just talking about waterfall lookouts. Whether you’re planning…

Check in: Zanzibar’s original eco-retreat

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Zanzibar has experienced something of a boutique hotel boom in recent years, yet Matemwe Lodge – the island’s original eco-chic beach hotel – remains right up there with the best of ’em. Overlooking a coral-fringed lagoon on the quiet northeastern…

Hiking Mt Kilimanjaro? Here’s how to do it responsibly

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Topped with its iconic dome of ice and snow, Mt Kilimanjaro has beckoned hikers since its 5895m peak was first summited over a century ago. Last month, I made the journey myself. While ascending Kili alongside British-Australian explorer Tim Jarvis…