Wildlife experiences on our trips
Contiki endeavours to take our travellers to see animals in the wild. But there are instances on our trips when you may visit animals in sanctuaries or rehabilitation centres. We know – it’s not always easy to tell whether an animal sanctuary or rehabilitation centre is ethical or not. That’s why our team considers the purpose of the facility, where the animals came from, animal behaviour, facility credentials and policies regarding breeding – to ensure abandoned, sick, or injured animals are being well taken care of by the facility.
Our team takes wildlife protection seriously, and to help ensure the wildlife experiences offered by Contiki meet our high standards, we updated our Animal Welfare Policy. Our latest policy is supported by internal training of our teams to ensure compliance across all animal encounters by the close of 2021.
In cooperation with our partner World Animal Protection and with guidance from globally recognised animal welfare criteria, the Five Domains of Animal Welfare, we are pleased to encourage and support a travel industry free of animal cruelty.