Responsible travel is at the heart of our travel experiences
and no one will care about what they have never experienced.”
- David Attenborough -
As we all know, international travel and tourism was brought to its knees during the Covid pandemic. Witnessing images of clearer skies and re-emerging flora and fauna in once overcrowded tourist centres showed how uncontrolled tourism has devastated natural landscapes, polluted our water bodies, contributed to climate change and neglected local communities. This is a wake-up call to those of us who work in the industry as well as to avid travellers like you and me.
Travel The Unknown was set up with the main purpose of taking our clients off the beaten track, alleviating pressure off over-crowded places and providing much-needed income for poorer communities in other regions. However, we know there is always room for improvement, which is why we are extremely serious about not just talking about sustainability but genuinely building it at the heart of our business and all our tours.
We fully recognise that travel needs to be fun, engaging, immersive, enlightening, educational, and allow us to introspect and confront our own preconceptions of people and places. We can achieve all of this and be responsible travellers at the same time.
Please read on for more information about our sustainable travel journey.