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Our Charities

Our Charities

Charity begins at homeā€¦and travels abroad

For the past seven years we have been offering our clients the opportunity to take part in The Ultimate Charity Initiative.

We ask for a voluntary contribution on our tailor-made and escorted tours invoices. It’s a small amount, but it makes a world of difference. Already over $385,000 has been raised to positively benefit local people, wildlife and natural habitats across the globe.

For full details on any of organisations (shown below) supported by The Ultimate Travel Company, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


The Galapagos Conservation Trust - Ecuador

The GCT is a UK registered charity that raises funds for a number of vital projects in the Galapagos Islands. It is also a primary source of information and comment in the UK on the islands' myriad conservation issues.
Galapagos Conservation Trust

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy - Kenya

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy operates over an area of more than 700,000 acres in northern Kenya and works as a catalyst for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat. It does this through the protection and management for endangered species, the initiation and support of community development programmes, and by promoting the value of wildlife conservation to local school and colleges.
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Fimafrica - Kenya

FIMAFRICA (Foundation for Integrated Medicine in Africa), is a registered Canadian charity delivering integrated medical services to remote and impoverished communities living in Northern Kenya. The Ultimate Travel Company have sponsored FIMAFRICA's mobile clinics for 2011. We will sponsor Christine from Il Polei to go to homeopathic school at Abha Light Foundation so that on her return she can provide much needed medical care in the form of homeopathy.
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Impact - India

The Impact Foundation is an international charity taking practical action today to prevent needless ill health and disability tomorrow. Specific grants cover the foundation's administrative costs, so every penny donated can be translated directly into action. We have concentrated soley on their innovative Lifeline Express, a fully equiped hospital train that travels through India restoring sight, hearing and mobility. To date approximately 1000 individuals have benefited from your help.
Impact Foundation

St Gregory's Foundation - Russia

St Gregory's Foundation is a small charity dedicated to the alleviation of distress and deprivation in the former Soviet Union. The Foundation assists the desperately needy and also supports a wide range of relief initiatives from soup kitchens to family care groups, and from basic skills programmes (carpentry, cooking and sewing) to academic courses in orphanages.
St Gregory's Foundation

The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund - Uganda

This small charity was set up to alleviate poverty in rural Uganda through investing in buildings and educational resources in schools. They form partnerships with schools to assist them to become centres for excellence and to ensure that even the poorest children have access to high quality education - they are currently helping over 10,000 children across 16 schools.

Thanks to the The Ultimate Travel Company donations we were able to build three classrooms, plus an Ultimate dedication plaque, and provide a 10,000 litre water tank at Busuuli primary school, in south east Uganda.

Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust - UK

The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust has a worldwide reputation for its pioneering conservation techniques having made a significant difference to over 30 endangered species worldwide. We have been supporting the trust since 2008 arranging two Expeditions on board the MS Island Sky to projects within the Indian Ocean and the East Coast of Africa. This has resulted in their members seeing first hand some of the Trust's projects as well as donating over £29,000 to the Durrell Trust. It is hoped to run another Expedition in 2012 from Costa Rica to Barbados including the Panama Canal.

Art Fund 

For over a hundred years, the Art Fund has helped more than 500 museums and galleries buy great works of art of all ages and types. The Art Fund do this not through state funding, but by mobilising tens of thousands of art lovers whose contributions provide our income. Through the National Art Pass, their supporters can see the astonishing breadth of art they have helped to buy.


Lively Minds

Lively Minds work in the poorest and most remote rural villages in Ghana and Uganda to improve the quality of life for deprived children. They do this through creative education programmes that enliven minds and empower communities to use their own skills and resources to change theirs and their children's lives for the better. 

Other Good Works

Exotissimo - Cambodia
Cambodia may have finally emerged as a politically stable and developing nation, but the scars from three decades of war, genocide and internal struggle will take a long time to heal. Exotissimo, a local dynamic charity is addressing these facts and has helped eliminate much of the poverty in Cambodia at a community level. Your donations alone enabled a new classroom for 150 children to be built and supplied with equipment. Your help also enabled 20 wells to be sunk providing fresh drinking water to 850 families.

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