Kenya-born Gordon is all about conservation-minded trips. She often recommends smaller camps that offer a close-to-nature experience, such as the family-run lodges of Bush & Beyond, in Kenya, or the African Bush Camps in Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
While tourism to Africa is still recovering from the depths of the pandemic, Gordon says, the good news is that the on-the-ground safari experience is largely unchanged because social distancing is built right in. That's encouraging people to return—and to make their trips even more impactful. "People really want to contribute to wildlife conservation," Gordon explains. "They're less hesitant to spend more to make their trip exceptional—and that's a trend I hope will stick after the pandemic because those sorts of trips are more life-changing and meaningful."
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