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Responsible tourism

The South Luangwa National Park is one of the world’s last true remaining wilderness areas. In order for it to stay this way and for our grandchildren’s children (and their children!) to be able to enjoy it as much as we do today, Gavin Opie Safaris is committed to responsible and ethical guiding, as well as wildlife conservation. For us, coming on safari is to experience wild animals behaving naturally and in their natural habitat; if you lose that, you lose the essence of safari.

By simply visiting the South Luangwa, you are helping to conserve the area through the tourism revenue generated. But that tourism must be responsible, or we risk destroying these precious habitats and landscapes.

We are proud to follow the Responsible Safari Guiding Policy, which means never overcrowding a wildlife sighting and causing stress to an animal; never causing untold damage to the environment by driving off-road; always giving animals right of way; and never influencing the hunting patterns of the wildlife.

And the best bit? By doing things right, you’re rewarded with safari karma.

Yes, we believe safari karma to be a genuine phenomenon. You do things right and the South Luangwa National Park will reward you with incredible sightings. We’ve seen it so many times, it can’t be coincidence! And even if we’re wrong about safari karma, is there anything better than lying in bed, reliving the amazing experiences of the day, knowing that you only had a positive impact on the world around you?

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