Wildlife Trails was started in 1999 by Allan Blanchard, a biologist and conservationist who fell in love with India after spending 3 months there in 1997. His time in India was spent mainly at the National Parks, viewing the amazing wildlife, but also visiting local charities to try and better understand the human/wildlife conflict that was so destructive to local people and wildlife alike.
We believe strongly in responsible eco-tourism that emphasizes respect for wildlife, the environment, indigenous cultures, and the wilderness communities we visit. Our aim is to operate a company that not only provides unforgettable wildlife experiences for our clients, but also directly contributes to the effective conservation of wildlife and natural habitats, and rewards responsible eco-tourism initiatives in small (often remote) communities with much needed income. £100 from every booking to India, Sri Lanka or Nepal goes towards small, effective projects on the ground which our clients can actually visit. It is amazing to us that nearly all the big NGO's refuse to let clients see what they are actually doing with their donations - this is no longer an acceptable model. Our clients can get involved in 'clean ups' at Ranthambhore national park, sponsor the computer school, plant some trees at the local schools and bring direct in their luggage much needed school provisions, or warm clothing for park guards.