“To create unique camps that reconnect our guests with the world around them, while Ethically and sustainably engaging the communities we work with”
Who are we?
Big Skies is a travel company that aims to contribute to local communities while offering sustainable ecotourism experiences in Africa. The company partners with local communities to benefit from their knowledge of the land and to offer unique experiences to guests. Visitors are welcomed into a community that spans the globe and is focused on sustainable travel. The company aims to leave a lighter footprint and focuses on plant-based cuisine, renewable energy, and comfortable accommodations that are in keeping with the environment. Big Skies has put its philosophy into practice in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where it has formed partnerships to introduce visitors to the wonders of the area while also creating upliftment opportunities.
We work as a family at our all of our camps. As such, it is important to treat each other with respect, practicing fairness in all steps of operation.
We try to avoid hierarchies between guests and staff. Although our guests’ experience comes first, we do usually favour fun over formalities.
We believe there are many different types of knowledge and ways of thinking. The best way to understand is to listen and learn.
The best way to conserve is to collaborate with the communities that have been living sustainably for hundreds of years.
If we can provide an unforgettable experience, while keeping the principles of sustainability at the forefront of our operations, we’re succeeding.
Guest experience is at the core of the business. We are willing to go the extra mile to make the guest experience unique