The Expeditionists Foundation is a social enterprise that focuses on the conservation of biodiversity for a sustainable Africa through research, exploration, and advocacy expeditions and the engagement, education and empowerment of communities living within and outside the boundaries of protected wilderness areas in Africa.
We believe that biodiversity is at the heart of sustainable development for Africa, thus we need to protect it and the areas of wilderness and wildlife in order to improve the well-being and health of all in Africa. We aim to do this by leading and consulting in research, exploration and content based expeditions to provide policy, education, and solutions on biodiversity and wildlife conservation and how African societies can benefit. In doing so we hope inspire sustainable living practices and empower communities living within and around protected areas of biodiversity and wilderness.
Our mission is to conserve and protect biodiversity, wildlife and wild places in Africa through research, exploration, and content based expeditions, sustainable ecotourism and the engagement, education and empowerment of African communities through policy, advocacy and entrepreneurial support.
We envision a world where biodiversity is valued, conserved, restored and wisely used, maintaining wilderness ecosystems, sustaining a healthy planet and delivering benefits essential for all people.
· Provide policy, advocacy, education, and solutions on biodiversity, wilderness and wildlife conservation and sustainable practices of use through research, exploration and content based expeditions
· Provide funding for biodiversity, wilderness and wildlife conservation and sustainable living projects and charities in Africa through adventure travel events and ecotourism
· Assist in the enterprise development of ecotourism businesses as vehicles of sustainable tourism and conservation
· Support Summits With A Purpose’s youth education and skills development projects
· Lead the next generation of African scientists and explorers
Expeditionists consists of four core principles: Explore, Educate, Engage and Empower.
We encourage ourselves and others to explore the world, its people, the land, its oceans and even the stars. To conquer the impossible, solve obstacles, engage the silent and encourage innovation through the advancement of education and knowledge.
We encourage open mindedness and enlightenment on issues around us as we explore. In return, we educate the world on these issues. We value education as the best tool we can use to change the world.
To engage is to communicate with one another. We value communicating and engaging with individuals, communities, cultures, societies and nations. We believe this encourages people to see beyond their differences and inspires them to dream more, learn more, and do more.
To empower is provide opportunities and new experiences. We strive to provide opportunities for the African adventurers we host, the African causes and charities we journey for and the sponsors, brands and businesses that support us. Through our opportunities, we hope to create Africa's first recognised African explorers community that awards it's adventurers with the African Adventurer of the Year awards.